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
With just 6 months to go till the 200th anniversary of the battle of Cinderloo the group set up to commemorate the events in 1821 have been reflecting on how to mark the events in 2021.The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on all aspects of community life and plans that Cinderloo 1821 had have been no... Continue Reading →
Cinderloo 1821 supporter Geoff Fordham looks back at the 1820 general election and some parallels with our current hustings. As we go through the agonies of yet another general election campaign, it’s worth reflecting on one that went before, when elections were, at least superficially, different from nowadays; yet somehow managed to display some surprising... Continue Reading →
There couldn't have been a more appropriate place to start our community mapping project than the Skills and Enterprise Hub at Horsehay, located close to the original site of the Coalbrookdale Company Ironworks. Abraham Darby II developed the ironworks in 1755 so that by the time the miners of the Cinderloo Uprising came to halt... Continue Reading →