Margaret Harrison

Membership Secretary 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 ...
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Committee

The Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Committee for 2022 is made up of the following members: John Pryce-Jones (President) Roger Cooper (Chair) David Stirling (Vice-chair) Gill Barrow  (Secretary) David Stirling (Treasurer) Margaret Harrison (Membership Secretary) Pierre Sarre (Minutes Secretary) Heather Hidden (Newsletter Editor) Tom Lerwill (Committee member) Margaret Ward (Committee member) Derek Williams (Committee member)  
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Rhyn Park Roman Military Site and the Birth of OBHAG

Introduction to Rhyn Park In the exceptional summer of 1976 crop marks caused by the drought revealed previously unknown archaeology in fields overlooking the Ceiriog River near the Gledrid Roundabout. Professor Barri Jones of the University of Manchester who had extensive knowledge of Roman activity the Northern March, recognised the potential importance of the site and decided to excavate. Operations began in 1977. The dig attracted huge interest and the Border Counties Advertizer was v...
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Oswestry Castle Precis

Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group OBHAG Oswestry Castle Research Project Oswestry Castle Precis In September 2015 Archaeologists spent two weeks excavating part of Oswestry castle. Not much appears to remain today but this was an important and early Norman castle. It was mentioned in the Domesday book and therefore must predate 1086. A previous small scale Archaeological excavation did suggest the possibility that much more remains under the present day turf surface than...
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OBHAG Programme  2022  In view of the current Covid19 infection rate, meetings will be by Zoom in March and April.  If you have not had an email with the Zoom link and details a few days beforehand, please contact Heather Hidden (heather.hidden@btinternet.com )  From May we will resume indoor meetings at Oswestry Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street, Oswestry SY11 1JZ.  Entry fee: Members £2, visitors £5. NEXT EVENT Friday 22nd April 7.30pm        &n...
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