Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group
OBHAG Programme 2017

This page provides a simple print version of OBHAG lectures and visits for 2017.

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

All meetings at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated.

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.

For more detail please view the Website oswestry.histarch.uk


2017 Programme

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.
Wednesday 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