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Oswestry, Shropshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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


I also remember arriving at Park Hall Camp as a very nervous young man in September 1972. Looking back they would have to be some of the best times of my life. I have been in Australia since 1983 but on my next trip back home to Yorkshire ( yes I still call England home) I will be reliving the trip to Oswestry via Gobowen train ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by David Mortimer

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

Gladstone Ward 1959

My brother, Glynne, was on this ward for 12 months after a motor cycle accident. Proffesor Roaf was the surgeon who carried out the operation. On thinking back it may have been 1958 when the cantilever doors were opened and the patients were wheeled outside come frosty weather, no hospital bugs in those days!

A memory of Oswestry by Keith Jones