Oswestry, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Junior. Leaders

I arrived at Park Hall in October 1970 until May 1973, and much to my amusement left as the top Scottish Junior. It was the beginning of a perfect time and a wonderful life for many years. Those of us who arrived as callow youths left as 'men'. I would like to express many thanks; to the camp, to the town and to the young ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Andrew Lilley

Matron's House, Soh?

I'm not sure if I'm right about this but I think that for a while our Matron, Mary Powell, lived here in the cottage opposite the hospital gates. In 1963, after we had sat our final exams, a small group of us were invited over for coffee. We were in fear of this lady and her enormous frilly lace hat, but she was very ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Ann Corbett

Ward 6, Park Hall

I have a postcard that my father sent to his mother in 1926 when he was 12 years old having just had one of about 100 operations in his life for polio. He was in Ward 6 at the time being a sort of guine pig sadly. Does anyone out there know if Ward 6 referred to the wards named please?

A memory of Oswestry