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Cadets from 1165 Oswestry Air Training Corps will play a major role at the Old Oswestry hillfort WW1 beacon lighting on the evening of November 11

Air cadets will shine bright at hillfort WW1 beacon event

They are well drilled in outdoor challenges, but cadets from 1165 (Oswestry) Squadron, Air Training Corps are currently preparing for field manoeuvres of a very different kind as part of WW1 commemorations on the Shropshire/Wales border.
Oswestry Town Mayor, Sandy Best, presents a cheque on behalf of Oswestry Town Council to Neil Phillips of Oswestry Heritage Gateway towards the funding of a WW1 beacon lighting on Old Oswestry hillfort

WW1 commemorative beacon to be staged at Old Oswestry hillfort

A beacon is to be lit on Old Oswestry hillfort as part of national Armistice Day commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War One.
Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: Oswestry Heritage Gateway

Hillfort revelation in store for finale of Oswestry heritage festival

A long standing mystery surrounding Old Oswestry Hillfort is set to be unravelled as Oswestry’s Heritage Open Days festival reaches a close.

Art project turns magnifying glass on value of pollinators

The wonder of nature will be turned into a community art installation as part of a wildlife discovery day taking place during the school holidays.
A Marmalade hoverfly one of the common pollinators found at Old Oswestry and the Cambrian Railway orchard. Photo: Will Hawkes

Buzzy day planned at Oswestry green heritage sites

Wildlife experts will be revealing the fascinating world of bees and other pollinators at a family-friendly discovery day on the Wales/Shropshire border later this month.
Experts discuss specimens at the Hillfort BioBlitz. Photo: Neil Phillips

Rare finds revealed by Oswestry hillfort wildlife survey

A landmark survey has revealed that Old Oswestry hillfort is a magnet for wildlife, including species rarely seen or declining in Shropshire.
Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: Oswestry Heritage Gateway

Policy changes make housing wrong strategy for hillfort landscape, say campaigners

Recent developments in planning and economic policy have raised fresh questions over a housing bid within the archaeological footprint of one of Britain’s most important hillforts.
Old Oswestry hillfort. Photo: Oswestry Heritage Gateway

Town council urges Shropshire planners to abandon controversial hillfort scheme

Oswestry Town Council has restated its opposition to housing earmarked in the setting of Old Oswestry hillfort as Shropshire Council reviews the County’s local plan.
Growing visitor numbers signal the strong tourist appeal of Old Oswestry hillfort

Steep climb in visitor numbers to Shropshire hillfort

A sharp hike in visitor numbers to Oswestry’s Iron Age hillfort has confirmed its impressive heritage stature and tourist appeal.
Old Oswestry Hillfort

Latest five-year housing figures offer chance of hillfort estate reprieve, say campaigners

The latest five-year housing land supply figures offer a chance of Oswestry hillfort estate reprieve, say campaigners.
Wildlife hunting enjoyed by young & old at the Old Oswestry BioBlitz. Photo: Diana Baur

Naturalists and volunteers explore Old Oswestry hillfort’s wild side

Old Oswestry hillfort has seen naturalists and volunteers scaling its lush slopes on the hunt for wildlife as part of a landmark survey.
A small tortoiseshell Eurasian butterfly photographed at Old Oswestry Hillfort. Photo: Graham Mitchell

Wildlife survey will take snapshot of Oswestry hillfort’s precious ecology

A wildlife survey will this Saturday take a snapshot of Oswestry hillfort’s precious ecology during an 18-hour mega session of bug-watching and plant-spotting.
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