President

President of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - OBHAG John Pryce-Jones Born and brought up in Oswestry, John Pryce-Jones has always had a keen interest in history, which he traces back to frequent visits to Old Oswestry and to the Castle Bank in his early years, and also to visits to the castles of north Wales, and to places such as Tintagel when on family holidays to Cornwall. His particular interest in Oswestry’s local history began in the late 1970s, when a short...
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Terry White

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Terry White I spent the first half of my working life as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in pathology departments in local Shropshire hospitals,transferring later to two hospitals in London where I also took part in some cancer research projects. Then there came the big change, when for my sins I worked in Her Majesty's Prison Service, Psychology Section, as a Psychological Assistant. Having signed the Officia...
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Margaret Hill

Vice-chairman of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Margaret Hill Archaeologist and Teacher. Interested in the Iron Age and Early Medieval periods. Working with Dr David Hill and our Manchester Extra-Mural Students carried out survey and excavations on Offa's and Wat's Dykes; Oswestry Castle, early medieval sites in Northern France and survey in Greece. Roger Cooper and I excavated for several seasons at Chirbury, once the site of a Priory
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Margaret Harrison

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Margaret Harrison I am a very keen amateur historian, but by no means professional. However, as well as British history, particularly Industrial Heritage, I also have an interest in the wider British influence historically on a worldwide basis. I am very interested in North America, from the colonial East Coast to the subsequent exploration across the Great Plains, through the Rockies and onwards to the West ...
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Nicki Carmody

Honorary Treasurer of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Nicki Carmody   I am a qualified bookkeeper hence treasurer! I joined OBHAG after moving here from Kent 6 Years ago where we learnt about Jutes and Hengist and Horsa. I knew little about Vikings, nothing of Penda, Offa or Oswald and the Marcher Lords were a revelation and I am still learning a different history.
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Gwyneth Winter

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - OBHAG Gwyneth Winter Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group member profile for Gwyneth Winter I first became interested in archaeology when my late husband Derrick Winter, chairman of OBHAG for many years was helping with Professor Barri Jones’s dig at the Rhyn Park Roman marching camp site. I thought I can’t beat them so I may as well join them and my interest has continued ever since.
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Wendy Clews

Vice-chairman of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - OBHAG Wendy Clews I have been a member of OBHAG for many years and have been informed, entertained and enjoyed the company of interesting people. I live in Trefonen village on Offa’s dyke itself. Trefonen is an interesting village, Offa’s dyke runs through and bisects part of it. The village is an area of ancient coal mines and pottery workings, many of which can still be seen. The village residents are fighting to...
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Roger Cooper

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Roger Cooper Field Archaeologist and semi retired principle of SAP Archaeology-an archaeological contracting unit. Member of the Castle Studies Group. Archaeological director of Oswestry Castle Research Project. Main Interests: Furtherance of archaeology within the community, castle studies, Medieval history, mountain and coastal walking & visiting historical sites of any period.
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