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

My Father

My father was born in Shropshire in 1919, his family name was Talbot changed by his father to Talbott because there were so many Talbot's and the mail was always sent to the wrong address. The family lived in or around Oakengates for many years until my father married and moved to Sheffield. I recall visiting the old family home at Christmas time each year. Proud of my heritage.

A memory of Oakengates

Wrockwardine Wood Girls School

I am almost certain this is the Wrockwardine Wood girls school - it has since got larger & is now a mixed school.

A memory of Oakengates by David Lowe