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OBHAG Programme  2020 – 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 £2 Visitors £5


Next Event – awaiting change of Covid rules to allow meetings.  We are investigating on-line presentations.


10th January ‘Recent Research on Wroxeter & Roman Shropshire’

Dr Roger White, University of Birmingham

14th February   ‘Aethelflaed, Warrior Queen’

Joanna Arman, Historian and Author, University of Winchester

13th March        AGM and talk ‘Oswestry’s Castle Bank: its history over the past two hundred and fifty years’

John Pryce-Jones, OBHAG President


17th April        (note 3rd Friday due to Easter) ‘An Oswestry Squire: “Mad Jack” Mytton of Halston’

David Thornycroft


15th May    Evening visit to the ancient Montgomeryshire village of Llanfechain’

Guided Tour including church and Domen Gastell Motte. Cancelled by Covid.

Saturday 11th July Full day visit to Beaumaris Castle & Penmon Priory Anglesey with Roger Cooper and Tom Lerwil  – cancelled by Covid.

Wednesday 9th September Afternoon visit to Pitchford HallGuided tour and cream tea. Cost £20 Fully booked. Meet at the hall at 2.30pm

11th September ‘Old Oswestry(s), boundaries and ancient routes’  cancelled by Covid

Tim Malim, Technical Director, SLR Consulting

9th October ‘Medical Insights into Poor Law Records’   – cancelled by Covid

Andrew Pattison Friends of Shropshire Archives

13th November ‘Oswestry’s medieval bards: the first urban Welsh poets’   – cancelled by Covid

Eurig Salisbury, University Aberystwyth

11th December The findings and significance of OCRP’s research on the Marcher castle at Oswestry

Roger Cooper, Project Director