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A stunning approach to Oswestry hillfort via a public pathway through a cornfield. Photo: Graham Mitchell

Heritage events explore hillfort’s cultural value, from archaeology to mental health

Discovering heritage makes us feel good, research has shown*, and one Shropshire hillfort will be highlighting why as part of a forthcoming national festival.
Professor Michael Wood

TV historian expresses serious concern over Oswestry hillfort housing plans

TV historian and media figure, Professor Michael Wood, has expressed serious concern over plans to build houses within ‘the fascinating historic landscape’ of Old Oswestry hillfort.
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Acclaimed author joins call to protect Oswestry Hillfort landscape from development

Cressida Cowell, award-winning author of the ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ series, has spoken in praise of Old Oswestry hillfort as plans to build in its setting progress.
Kath Gavan of the Porthywaen Silver Band will play the Last Post and Reveille

Bugle call will fill landscape as WW1 centenary beacon glows on Old Oswestry hillfort

The sound of bugle call will pierce the night sky over Old Oswestry hillfort on November 11 as a WW1 centenary beacon is lit on the 3,000 year-old monument.
Griffiths Hire Shops director, Kev Griffiths (right) with Andy Mason, Oswestry branch manager

Hire company steps up to support Old Oswestry hillfort WW1 centenary beacon

A tool hire company on the Shropshire/Wales border will be helping its local community take part in a national beacon commemoration honouring those who died during World War One.
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.


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