Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group
OBHAG Programme 2020

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


Friday 14th February - 7.30pm

Click for Talk Poster

The First Lady of the English?
Aethelflaed, Warrior Queen

The Life and Legacy of Alfred's Daughter Aethelflaed Warrior, Leader, Wife.

Joanna Arman, Historian and Author, University of Winchester

Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street

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.

2020 Programme

Friday 10th January 7-30pm - Recent Research on Wroxeter & Roman Shropshire
Dr Roger White, University of Birmingham
Friday 14th February 7-30pm - Aethelflaed, Warrior Queen
Joanna Arman, Historian and Author, University of Winchester
Friday 14th March - OBHAG AGM & talk
Oswestry's Castle Bank: its history over the past two hundred and fifty years
John Pryce-Jones, OBHAG President
Friday 17th April - 7-30pm - (note 3rd Friday due to Easter)
An Oswestry Squire: "Mad Jack" Mytton of Halston
David Thornycroft
Friday 15th May - (note 3rd Friday due to VE Day holiday)
Evening Visit - The ancient Montgomeryshire village of Llanfechain
Guided Tour including church and Domen Gastell Motte.
Meet at the Village Hall at 7.00pm
Friday 17th June - Afternoon Visit to Pitchford Hall
Guided tour and cream tea. Cost £20 Booking essential.
Meet at the hall at 2.30pm
Saturday 11th July - Full day visit to Beaumaris Castle & Penmon Priory Anglesey with Roger Cooper and Tom Lerwil
Coach from Oak Street Car Park at 8.30am. Further details to followw
Friday 11th September 7-30pm - Old Oswestry(s), boundaries and ancient routes
Tim Malim, Technical Director, SLR Consulting
Friday 9th October 7-30pm - Medical Insights into Poor Law Records
Andrew Pattison Friends of Shropshire Archives
Friday 13th November - 7-30pm - Oswestry's medieval bards: the first urban Welsh poets
Eurig Salisbury, University Aberystwyth
Friday 11th December - 7-30pm The findings and significance of OCRP's research on the Marcher castle at Oswestry
Roger Cooper, Project Director

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