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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.
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.
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.
Oswestry Heritage Comics’ John Swogger (left) discusses the possible origins of a carved stone found by Rachel Scotland and her partner Mark Davies

Community digs deep for artefacts and stories to share with heritage roadshow

Visitors to Oswestry’s recent Heritage Open Days festival came armed with family heirlooms and memories to share with a landmark community heritage project.
John Swogger with Maggie Rowlands, who will be sharing the story behind a memorial plaque given to the relatives of fallen WW1 soldiers, found in her garden, at the Oswestry Heritage Roadshow

Heritage roadshow will create digital museum of memories and memorabilia of Oswestry

Archaeologist and illustrator John Swogger is looking for local memories and anecdotes during Oswestry’s Heritage Open Days running September 7-10.
The Oswestry Heritage Gateway embraces a corridor of historic and scenic borderland north of Oswestry, with the nationally important Iron Age hillfort of Old Oswestry at its heart. Photo: Graham Mitchell

New group has sights on heritage tourism bid for North Shropshire

A new visitor destination is being championed for Shropshire that will capitalise on the appeal of one of Britain’s finest hillforts.
Pictured by the new sign are Annie Bethell (far left) and Helen Allen (second from right) of English Heritage, with local volunteers Neil Phillips and Maggie Rowlands

Volunteers team up with English Heritage on new hillfort sign

Visitors to a popular Shropshire hillfort are assured of a bright welcome following an initiative involving local residents.


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