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
Clothing the poor in the late eighteenth century
Sarah Thursfield, tailor and dress historian
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
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.
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
‘Tourism and Cultural Identity in 19C Llangollen’
Sandy Best, Journalist and Historian
Recent excavations in North Wales: new work on the Clwydian hillforts and other sites
Fiona Gale, Denbighshire County Archaeologist
Churches of Shropshire
Andrew Pike, historic church expert
Recent Shropshire Archaeology
Andy Wigley, Shropshire Historic Environment Manager