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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 – ‘All day visit to Beaumaris and Penmon on 11th July

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          (note 3rd Friday due to VE Day holiday) Evening visit to the ancient Montgomeryshire village of Llanfechain’

Guided Tour including church and Domen Gastell Motte. Meet at the Village Hall at 7.00pm

Wednesday 17th June Afternoon visit to Pitchford Hall

Guided tour and cream tea. Cost £20 Booking essential. Meet at the hall at 2.30pm


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

Coach from Oak Street Car Park at 8.30am. Click for application form.


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

Tim Malim, Technical Director, SLR Consulting


9th October ‘Medical Insights into Poor Law Records’

Andrew Pattison Friends of Shropshire Archives


13th November ‘Oswestry’s medieval bards: the first urban Welsh poets’

Eurig Salisbury, University Aberystwyth


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

Roger Cooper, Project Director