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

Soh 2 Years Training At Oswestry

Memories..... of being a student nurse Sept 61-63. The nurses home. The long corridor. The beds on wheels. The white starched collar cutting into my neck. Sister Piper. Sister Rowlands. The Saturday evening ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Ann Corbett


I was at Parkhall Camp from Aug 1970 - Aug 1972. I remember that pay day was on a Wednesday, after which the Post Office was the first port of call to get sweets and soft drinks. Every boy had a POSBIE account which 7 shillings per week ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Steve Smith