Paul Brown

Paul Brown, ex OBHAG member now living in France. In the 1990s Paul moved to Oswestry from Essex and became an active member of OBHAG. He now keeps in contact with us digitally and kindly helps to publicize OBHAG activities on his own website www.oswestry-history.co.uk/obhag.html which also contains a wealth of local information. Paul has many interests but his greatest passion is archaeology. He became ‘hooked’ when living in Essex and in 1977 founded the Maldon Archaeological & His...
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Oswestry Field Names

Some Oswestry field names - focussing on the lord's upper and lower parks John Pryce- Jones As historians of Shropshire, we are very fortunate to have at our disposal a set of around 500 hand drawn maps of the county, parish by parish, township by township, prepared by George Foxall, showing in minute detail the field boundaries and field names taken from the tithe apportionments of 1836-50. As Mr Foxall said in his Shropshire field names (1980), the study of field names can tell us a great de...
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The Builders of Plas Wilmot

The ancestry of Edward and Mary Salter, builders of Plas Wilmot, the birthplace of Wilfed Owen. A talk given by OBHAG’s President John Pryce-Jones at the AGM 2017. Introduction Oswestry rightly is proud of its connection with Wilfred Owen, born at Plas Wilmot in 1893. His ancestry through the Salter family is well rooted in Oswestry's history. In this year’s AGM talk, John Pryce-Jones re-examines the Salter connection and takes a close look at the family of Mary Simpson, whose husband Edward ...
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Edward Lhuyd, Llwyd Mansion and Llanforda

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Member Derek Williams   Llwyd Mansion at the junction of Bailey Street and Cross Street will be familiar to most Oswestrians, even though the building is sometimes wrongly called Llwyn Mansion. Less well known, perhaps, will be the fact that it once belonged to the Lloyds of Llanforda Hall, a rebuild of which until the late 1940s stood on the western outskirts of Oswestry. It was into this old-established, Welsh-...
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