Dear High Sheriff I read with interest your reflections on your year as High Sheriff and the role that your office has played over many centuries in shaping the county of Shropshire. You may, or may not, be aware that the end of your year in office coincides with the 200th anniversary of the “Cinderloo... Continue Reading →
Dana Prison in Shrewsbury the scene of Tom's hanging - now a tourist attraction Dear TomIt is the 200th anniversary this Wednesday 7th April 2021 of your horrible death. We have written to the High Sherrif to ask for a posthumous pardon for you.We are all thinking about you.Will keep you posted on what she... Continue Reading →
This latest postcard in our series comes from John Miles Smith in the United States. The author has responded to the criticism of his earlier postcard by providing a new version to better explain his viewpoint. Cinderloo can provide a perspective on current events involving the ill-treatment of workers or other people. Dialogue over such... Continue Reading →
Oliver the Spy on the right Dear Tom A word of warning to you! Watch out for strangers with talk of plans for insurrection elsewhere and money to buy the lads a drink, especially those who get accepted, encourage action then disappear for a while. Check up on them through your known and trusted correspondents.... Continue Reading →
Just so you know the Shrewsbury Chronicle and other newspaper publishers have come up with a new idea which will come to be known as ‘fake news’ in years to come. It basically means they will make fantastical stories up to discredit your good cause in the expectation that people who don’t know any better will believe them.
The colliers in Yorkshire are getting organised. The bosses don’t like it. 8000 of us marched through Leeds last week. The press are telling lies about our wages! Keep organising Tom!
Dear Tom “Revolution in France, mobs rioting around the country, yeomanry being established to quell uprisings, laws being used to send rebels to prison, look out Dawley, workers are getting organised!” David
First in a series of blogs exploring the the events leading up to the battle of Cinderloo and the aftermath that reverberated the length and breath of the UK by Geoff Fordham "Cinderloo re-told" by Andrew Naylor 2018 In February of next year, we’ll be commemorating the 200th anniversary of Cinderloo, when yeomanry attacked a gathering... Continue Reading →