Oswestry, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


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 remember that the access to this was via a footbridge on which I used to stand to wait for the steam ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Dianne Barnes


My wife and I had our wedding reception here in 1981. Such a long time ago. Steve and Olwena Conroy.

A memory of Oswestry

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 but not all bad, in fact some great times were had there and I also met some great lads. I often wonder if things had been differentIi could have made a career of the army ??

A memory of Oswestry by Peter Ridsdale