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OBHAG Programme  2017 – 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 – A Review of Recent Archaeological Investigations in Shropshire




13th January

Clothing the poor in the late eighteenth century

Sarah Thursfield, tailor and dress historian


10th February

Oswestry’s forgotten Grand National winner: the story of Thomas Jackson, Zoedone, an Austrian Empress and a Bohemian Count

John Pinfold, author and leading racing historian


10th March

A banker, a distiller and a watchmaker – the ancestry of Edward and Mary Salter, builders of Plas Wilmot, Wilfred Owen’s birthplace.

John Pryce Jones, OBHAG President.


7 th April (First Friday)

Sycharth – A Baron’s Stately Home

Gareth Williams, formerly a Senior Lecturer in History at Glyndwr University,  Wrexham.


10th May (Wednesday)

Oswestry’s Castle and Town Walls. Walk and visit to a current excavation at the castle. Meet at the castle mound entrance, 7.00pm.

Roger Cooper and Margaret Hill.


9th June

The Berth, Baschurch. Guided Walk. Meet at 7.00pm

Full details to follow. Places limited and booking essential


8th July (Saturday)

Full Day Visit to Leicester. Includes guided tours of the King Richard III Visitor Centre, the Cathedral and Richard’s Tomb

Coach departs Oak Street Car Park. 8.00am Returns 6.00pm

Provisional ticket price £25 Optional Light Lunch £5.95


8th September

‘Tourism and Cultural Identity in 19C Llangollen’

Sandy Best, Journalist and Historian


13th October

Recent excavations in North Wales: new work on the Clwydian hillforts and other sites

Fiona Gale, Denbighshire County Archaeologist


10th November

Churches of Shropshire

Andrew Pike, historic church expert


8th December

Recent Shropshire Archaeology

Andy Wigley, Shropshire Historic Environment Manager