Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group
OBHAG Programme 2017

This year the meetings to be held at a new venue -
the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street

7.30 pm start unless stated otherwise.

There is nearby parking on the Horsemarket and Oak Street Car Parks. There is also limited parking outside the hall on Castle Street but please leave this free for those members with mobility problems.

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Read much more about OBHAG on the OBHAG Website


Friday 7th April

Sycharth Castle

Sycharth - A Baron's Stately Home

Talk by Gareth Williams -
former Senior Lecturer in History. Glyndwr University, Wrexham.

Please note our new venue -
Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street, 7.30pm

Shropshire Family History Society

Shropshire Family History Society

The Shirehall, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Saturday 3rd June 2017
10am - 4pm
Admission £3.00

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Every Friday at Oswestry Library - *** Dedicated Website ***

Discover Shropshire - Oswestry Family and Local History Group

Weekly Family and Local History Advice Service

View Leaflet - Website

National Trust - Chirk Castle - Powys Castle

Forthcomming Events - Chirk Castle Page - Powys Castle Page

Please email Paul Brown if you hear of any local historical/archaeological events not included here.

2017 Programme

NEW VENUE - Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street

Friday 13th January 7-30pm - "Clothing the poor in the late eighteenth century"
Sarah Thursfield, tailor and dress historian
Friday 10th February 7-30pm - 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
Friday 10th March - OBHAG AGM
AGM followed by Presidential Lecture by John Pryce Jones
"A banker, a distiller and a watchmaker - the ancestry of Edward and Mary Salter, builders of Plas Wilmot, Wilfred Owen's birthplace."
Friday 7th April - 7-30pm "Sycharth - A Baron's Stately Home"
Gareth Williams, formerly a Senior Lecturer in History at Glyndwr University, Wrexham.
Friday 10th May - Evening Visit - Oswestry's Castle and Town Walls. Walk and visit to a current excavation at the castle.
Led by Roger Cooper and Margaret Hill
( Meet at the castle mound entrance, 7.00pm.)
Friday 9th June - Evening Visit - The Berth, Baschurch. Guided Walk
(Meet at 7.00pm)
Full details to follow. Places limited and booking essential
Saturday 8th July - All Day Visit to Leicester
Includes guided tours of the King Richard III Visitor Centre, the Cathedral and Richard's Tomb
Information Sheet available
Provisional ticket price £25 Optional Light Lunch £5.95
(Coach departs Oak Street Car Park. 8.00am Returns 6.00pm)

Friday 8th September 7-30pm - "Tourism and Cultural Identity in 19C Llangollen"
Sandy Best, Journalist and Historian
Friday 13th October 7-30pm - "Recent excavations in North Wales: new work on the Clwydian hillforts and other sites"
Fiona Gale, Denbighshire County Archaeologist
Friday 10th November - 7-30pm "Churches of Shropshire"
Andrew Pike, historic church expert
Friday 8th December - 7-30pm "Recent Shropshire Archaeology"
Andy Wigley, Shropshire Historic Environment Manager

OBHAG Oswestry Group website
OBHAG visit to Sycharth Castle
OBHAG Flintshire Visit 2006
OBHAG Hereford Visit 2005
OBHAG Anglesey Visit 2004
OBHAG Wigmore Visit 2003