Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project (OOLAP)

Old Oswestry Landscape and Archaeology Project (OOLAP) This project aimed to increase understanding of the landscape surrounding one of the most impressive Iron Age hillforts in Britain and ran for seven years. OBHAG worked in conjunction with the Oswestry Borough Council and others, successfully applied for Big Lottery funding and produced a celebratory Iron Age Festival. In addition a series of seven annual one day seminars held at the Marches School covering the archaeology and history of th...
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Morda Valley Research Project

Morda Valley Research Project Three years of research produced a comprehensive report with topics which included local field and place names, details of Offa's Dyke within the area, the mills formerly operating in the Morda Valley, and the small 'Oswestry Coalfield' which was worked from about 1750 to 1891 together with its associated local transport system. Many of the sites associated with this once thriving coal mining industry in and around Trefonen and the Morda Valley were formally record...
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Projects

OBHAG Projects and Oswestry Castle Research Project Oswestry Castle Research Project With the aim of carrying out an extensive archaeology study of Oswestry’s castle this is exciting project is led by OBHAG member Roger Cooper, and is affiliated to OBHAG. The Rhyn Park Excavation Wroxeter Hinterland Project Working with others and the County Archaeology Service in further excavation of an Iron Age rampart on Llanymynech Hill. The Morda Valley Research Project Three years of research produ...
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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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