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 ...Read full memory

A memory of Oswestry by Dianne Barnes

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