President

President of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - OBHAG John Pryce-Jones Born and brought up in Oswestry, John Pryce-Jones has always had a keen interest in history, which he traces back to frequent visits to Old Oswestry and to the Castle Bank in his early years, and also to visits to the castles of north Wales, and to places such as Tintagel when on family holidays to Cornwall. His particular interest in Oswestry’s local history began in the late 1970s, when a short...
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Margaret Hill

Past Vice-chairman of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Margaret Hill Archaeologist and Teacher. Interested in the Iron Age and Early Medieval periods. Working with Dr David Hill and our Manchester Extra-Mural Students carried out survey and excavations on Offa's and Wat's Dykes; Oswestry Castle, early medieval sites in Northern France and survey in Greece. Roger Cooper and I excavated for several seasons at Chirbury, once the site of a ...
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Margaret Harrison

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Margaret Harrison I am a very keen amateur historian, but by no means professional. However, as well as British history, particularly Industrial Heritage, I also have an interest in the wider British influence historically on a worldwide basis. I am very interested in North America, from the colonial East Coast to the subsequent exploration across the Great Plains, through the Rockies and onwards to the West ...
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Nicki Carmody

Honorary Treasurer of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Nicki Carmody   I am a qualified bookkeeper hence treasurer! I joined OBHAG after moving here from Kent 6 Years ago where we learnt about Jutes and Hengist and Horsa. I knew little about Vikings, nothing of Penda, Offa or Oswald and the Marcher Lords were a revelation and I am still learning a different history.
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Roger Cooper

Committee Member of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Roger Cooper Field Archaeologist and semi retired principle of SAP Archaeology-an archaeological contracting unit. Member of the Castle Studies Group. Archaeological director of Oswestry Castle Research Project. Main Interests: Furtherance of archaeology within the community, castle studies, Medieval history, mountain and coastal walking & visiting historical sites of any period.
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Derek Williams

Honorary Secretary of Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group – OBHAG Derek Williams A former librarian at Oswestry Library, with responsibility for its Local Collection. A long-standing interest in Celtic Studies has resulted in biographies of Edward Lhuyd and the Rev. Robert Williams of Rhydycroesau. Author/editor of several books about Cornish culture and identity.
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Heather Hidden

Newsletter Editor - OBHAG Heather Hidden   I joined OBHAG when I retired as although I was brought up in this area my working life was spent as an animal physiologist and later as a Further Education manager in Manchester. I enjoy belonging to the group and meeting others who share my obsessions, and I have learned a great deal from many fascinating talks and visits. Now that our museums, libraries,archives and archaeological and adult educations services are under such ...
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