Bake-Off

OBHAG Committee Member Margaret Harrison and Margaret Edwards of Oswestry Country Markets will be lending an expert eye to the judging panel selecting the finalists for the Oswestry Heritage Bake-Off. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood may soon be flavour of the month as the BBC’s Great British Bake-Off gets set to return to our TV screens. But the border town of Oswestry in North Shropshire is busy cooking up its very own version of the popular competition in which local culinary talent and her...
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Oswestry Castle Research Project Aims – 2016

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Oswestry Castle Research Project This year we are excavating two large trenches that partially overlap and greatly extend last year’s trench. The 2015 excavation left a number of questions unanswered which we hope this year’s excavation will help us answer. How deep is the floor level? Last year we were excavating material from the large trench we think is demolition rubble from the destruction of the castle with some later mate...
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Oswestry’s Town Wall?

New sighting of Oswestry’s Town Wall? A narrow services trench running alongside English Walls close to the junction revealed a section of stone wall more than one metre wide at a depth of about 0.25 metres. The wall impeded the progress of the trench which was almost immediately back filled. OBHAG members, alerted by Oswestry’s grapevine, arrived just in time to affirm that the wall’s construction resembled that of known sections of the town wall. Further investigation would be needed to dr...
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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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Programme

OBHAG Programme  2018 - Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group Meetings are held at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street on the second Friday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated Entry Fee: Members £1 Visitors £3 Next Event - Pennant Melangell Church and Shrine        12th January Llanwddyn before Lake Vyrnwy Alwyn Hughes, author and collector 25th January OBHAG 40th Anniversary Dinner 9th February Oswestry Heritage Comic...
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Lle Hanes Exhibition

OBHAG members planned and designed a display for the exhibition organised by the Powysland Club at the National Eisteddfod of Wales held at Meifod last August. The Lle Hanes [Local History] tent brought together displays from Local History groups across Montgomeryshire and OBHAG was invited to take part as Oswestry has always been an important centre for the district including a large areas of the adjoining Welsh counties. Our contribution focused on the old local description of Oswestry as ‘...
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Autumn Programme

Autumn Programme 2015 - Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group Friday 11th September 7:30pm "Oswestry Shopping Through the Ages" Carole James Friday 9th October 7:30pm "Place - Names of Oswestry" Dr David Parsons Shropshire Place - Names Project Friday 13th November - 7:30pm "Recent Investigations at Strata Marcella" Nigel Jones CPAT Friday 11th December - 7:30pm 'Dayly Hurried from Karn to Kaer' Edward Lhuyd's Cornish Journey Derek Williams Oswestry & Bo...
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Mellor Mill visit July 2015

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - OBHAG Visit Report to Mellor Mill - July 2015 It was an early start for the trip to Mellor Mill, Marple, Stockport with the coach leaving Oswestry with 19 people on board at 9.00am to arrive at Roman Lakes Leisure Park for 10.30am. On arrival the coach could not drive all the way down to the lakes so we had to walk a short way over Bottoms Bridge to get to the café where we met Mr Robert Humphrey Taylor dressed as Samuel Oldknow th...
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