Welcome to OBHAG

OBHAG Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group


Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group or OBHAG is an active and friendly group which focuses on the rich heritage of our area. We cover a broad range of archaeological and historical topics and we are linked with the Oswestry Castle Research Project.

OBHAG was founded in the 1970s by enthusiastic volunteers working with Professor Barri Jones who was excavating the Roman Fort near Weston Rhyn.

Today we have around one hundred members, with more joining each year. Any member can apply to our Project Fund for a small grant to support their research.

To discover more about past and current activities and projects follow the various links on this site.

Meetings with talks are held at 7.30 pm on the second Friday of the month at the Methodist Church Hall, Oswestry and during the Covid19 restrictions are  restricted to members. In the early summer there are normally two evening visits to local places of interest and in July there is normally a full day trip with an expert guide; recent venues include Wigmore Castle and Leominster Priory, Mellor Mill, Stockport (industrial archaeology of the cotton industry), and the Williamson tunnels and Victoria Museum of Liverpool.

Full details of how to join OBHAG are given on the membership application form or simply come along to one of the talks where you will be warmly welcomed.