Oswestry, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Park Hall Camp

I was there in march8th 1954 Anyone got any photo sets of that intake ??? I am bill. Jolley. From Wigan At. Gunnerbill1@blueyonder.co.uk

A memory of Oswestry by gunnerbill1

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

Park Hall

I was at Park Hall Camp from March until May 1962 with 17 Training Reg R.A. I remember standing to attention on the drill square as a seventeen and a half year old boy wondering what had hit me, and the Crewe-bound train passing and the fireman or driver mocking us on parade, and Sergeant Johnson shaking his fist in return. I had ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Malcolm Bowen