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Cinderloo 1821

Cinderloo 1821 is a community organisation of local historians, artists, writers and other interested people who are raising awareness of the Cinderloo Uprising through a series of activities leading to the bicentenary in 2021.

The dramatic events of the Battle of Cinderloo took place in February 1821, when 3,000 miners, women and children marched in protest at proposed pay cuts and increasing poverty.  They gathered at the cinderhills of Old Park (now the Telford Forge Retail Park), where they came into conflict with the Shropshire Yeomanry.  Two men were shot dead with many injured.  One man, Thomas Palin, was hung that April for "felonious riot".

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