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OBHAG Programme  2018 – Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group

Meetings are held at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street on the second Friday of the month at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated

Entry Fee: Members £1 Visitors £3

Next Event – Treasure beneath your feet




12th January

Llanwddyn before Lake Vyrnwy

Alwyn Hughes, author and collector

25th January

OBHAG 40th Anniversary Dinner

9th February

Oswestry Heritage Comics: a new approach to outreach for local archaeology, history and heritage

John Swogger, archaeologist and illustrator

9th March

A review of Recent Archaeological Investigations in Shropshire

Andy Wigley, Shropshire Historic Environment Manager

13th April

The Norman Castle at Oswestry and its implications

Roger Cooper, archaeologist and director of Oswestry Castle Research Project

11th May

Pennant Melangell Church and Shrine

Guided tour. Meet at the church at 7.00pm

8th June

Quinta Chapel and Sunday School. Visit and talk on the cotton mill owner and philanthropist Thomas Barnes

Rev Digby James. Meet at the chapel at 7.00pm

Saturday 14th July

Full Day Visit to Hereford including the Norman Church at Kilpeck and guided tours of Cathedral and Mappa Mundi exhibition

Coach from Oak Street Car Park, 8.00am. Returns 6.30pm Provisional ticket price £25 Optional Pub Lunch

14th September

Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age sites in the Tanat Valley

Bill Britnell, Research Associate at the Clwyd- Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT).

12th October

Graveyard Graffiti in North East Wales

Tom Lerwill

9th November

A History of Shropshire in Maps

Nick Millea, Bodleian Library Maps Librarian

7th December (first Friday)

Treasure beneath your feet

Wrexham Heritage Society – Metal Detecting Club