Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group
OBHAG Programme 2019

The meetings are held at -
the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street

Entry Fee: Members £1 Visitors £3

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.


Notice Board

Read much more about OBHAG on the OBHAG Website


NEXT OBHAG MEETING - Evening Talk


Friday 13th September - 7.30pm

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'Within Walls': The Archaeology of Magical House Protection

Brian Hoggard, researcher & author




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.

2019 Programme

Friday 11th January 7-30pm - Rock Art and the Northern Marches Iron Age connection
Dr George Nash, archaeologist & prehistoric art specialist
Friday 8th February 7-30pm - Strata Marcella - before, during and after
Ian Hughes, OBHAG member and local historian
Friday 8th March - OBHAG AGM & talk
An Oswestry Historian's wish list
John Pryce-Jones, OBHAG President
Friday 12th April - 7-30pm 'The March of Archery' : an amusing look at archery as an elite pastime 1780-1900
Advolly Richmond, landscape & social historian, Welsh Historic Gardens Trustee
Friday 10th May - Evening Visit - Ellesmere and its buildings
Paul Goulbourne, Ellesmere Society
Guided tour- booking essential
Meet at Cross Street Car Park, Ellesmere at 7.00pm
Friday 14th June - Evening Visit -The late Victorian, extravagantly decorated estate church at Leighton
Tour followed by visit to Beacon Ring hill fort
Thomas Barnes
Guide at church: John Markwick. Meet at Holy Trinity, Leighton at 7.00pm
Saturday 13th July - Full Day Visit to Liverpool
including the Williamson Tunnels & the Victoria Museum, University of Liverpool
Coach from Oak Street Car Park. Details to follow
Friday 13th September 7-30pm - 'Within Walls': The Archaeology of Magical House Protection
Brian Hoggard, researcher & author
Friday 11th October 7-30pm - The Victoria County History in North Shropshire: Shrewsbury, Wem & Beyond
Judith Everard, VCH Shropshire
Friday 8th November - 7-30pm "Lost Battlefields of the Marches"
Martin Hackett, historian & author
Friday 13th December - 7-30pm "Houses of North East Wales"
Margaret Dunn, author & Sec. Discovering Old Welsh Houses

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