During 2021 we marked the anniversary of Cinderloo. Covid meant that some of our plans had to be changed but from a standing start the events 200 years ago were remembered and bought to life through many contributions of research, art and music. Our aim to make sure future generations know about the protest that... Continue Reading →
Post card from George Loveless Tolpuddle to Tom Palin
Dear Tom We never met in life but our paths crossed in many ways. I wanted to let you know that your death and fight against the ironmasters and colliery owners in East Shropshire didn't go un-noted in the Piddle valley where I came from in Dorset. George Loveless Tolpuddle
Report of Cinderloo AGM held 11th February 2022
Thanks to everyone who attended or sent apologies to our Cinderloo 1821 AGM yesterday held 11th February at our exhibition at the museum of Iron. The meeting was chaired by Pete Jackson The 320 people who had visited the exhibition and commented on the quality and interest created by the project was noted and everyone... Continue Reading →
Cinderloo exhibition “fabulous” success
This weekend is the last chance for you to visit our exhibition at the Museum of Iron. Over 50 people have exhibited and contributed to the exhibition and over 300 people have visited who have been over whelming positive about the quality and content on show. We were pleased to welcome this week the Leader of Telford... Continue Reading →
Why we should remember Tom Palin and why he should be granted a posthumous pardon 200 years on
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 →
“Enough is enough” – Get your voice heard!
With protests in the news as government brings forward proposals to restrict people’s rights to make their voices heard Cinderloo is beginning to put the finishing touches to a public event in Telford to explore the links between the events 200 years ago with those taking place today. We need your voices to help us... Continue Reading →
Postcard to Cinderloo – A word of warning
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 →
Post card to Cinderloo. Fake News, and 200 Years of the Secret State.
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.
Postcard from Leeds
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!
Post card from Brittany – The French are revolting!
Lots of action in France, English sailors fighting on the side of the French in Brittany.