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OBHAG Programme  2019 – 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 – ‘ Girl Power in the Iron Age



11th January   Rock Art and the Northern Marches Iron Age connection

 Dr George Nash, archaeologist & prehistoric art specialist


8th February   Strata Marcella – before, during and after

Ian Hughes, OBHAG member and local historian


8th March        AGM and talk

                        An Oswestry Historian’s wish list

                        John Pryce-Jones, OBHAG President


12th April        ‘The March of Archery’ : an amusing look at archery as an elite pastime 1780-1900

                        Advolly Richmond, landscape & social historian, Welsh Historic Gardens Trustee


10th May          (FULLY BOOKED) Ellesmere and its buildings

                        Paul Goulbourne, Ellesmere Society

                        Guided tour; booking essential.

Meet at Cross Street Car Park, Ellesmere at 7.00pm 


14th June        The late Victorian, extravagantly decorated estate church at Leighton; tour followed by visit to Beacon Ring hill fort       

                        Guide at church: John Markwick. Meet at Holy Trinity, Leighton at 7.00pm


Saturday        Full day visit to Liverpool including the Williamson

13th July          Tunnels & the Victoria Museum, University of Liverpool          

                        Coach from Oak Street Car Park. Details to follow


13th September ‘Within Walls’: The Archaeology of Magical House Protection             

                         Brian Hoggard, researcher & author


11th October   The Victoria County History in North Shropshire:

Shrewsbury, Wem & Beyond

                        Judith Everard, VCH Shropshire


8th November Lost Battlefields of the Marches

                        Martin Hackett, historian & author


POSTPONED until further Notice 13th December Houses of North East Wales

                          Margaret Dunn, author & Sec. Discovering Old Welsh Houses

13th December   Girl Power in the Iron Age:

                        Heather Hidden, Local Historian