Oakengates, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Oakengates and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Grand Dad Jabez Johnson

Family legend has it that Grandad took a small party of friends for a pint or two in Oakengates. At the end of the evening for a lark he undid the traces and when they set off the horses went and the cart tipped up, to great hilarity. I also remember Mrs Hitchen, at the end house a few houses up from Gran, who's ...Read full memory

Owen Family Oakengates Wellington

Does anybody out there remember the Owen family that once lived/worked in Station Fields, Oakengates during the 1920's-1930's? The dad was Bert and the mum was Mary. Mary died 1933 and left a young family of at least 4 children, one being my father, Clarence. Due to the young ages of the children, dad ...Read full memory

Memories Of Oakengates

My memories are that my late mother and father had the public house The Crown Inn in Market Street, Norman and Elizabeth Rowe, I was eight years old. My sister got married at St.Georges Church in 1962, I was eleven and went to school at Wrockwardine Wood school and was girls only. We left when I was 13 years old and ...Read full memory

A memory of Oakengates by Jill Anstis