Oswestry, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Army Junior Soldiers

I was at Park Hall camp. Our Sergeant was called Mathews and the Corporal called Ennis. Sgt Mathews was an unfit [fat] bully but Cpl Ennis was great. As a young 16 years old lad it was a bit of a shock to the system ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Peter Ridsdale


My aunt Dylis used to have a fruit and veg shop on this street and I can remember going with my gran to the shop and helping to make wreathes for funerals. My gran used to live in Beatrice Street, opposite the train station. I seem to ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Dianne Barnes

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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Andrew Lilley