Oswestry-History Special Features - Quick Links
Old Oswestry Landscape & Archaeology Project Seminar 2013 - Added July 2013
Ardmillan House by Jackie Hayden - Added 22nd July 07
Oswestry Postcard Gallery - Added 7th January 07
Tracing Oswestry Family History - Links added 25th May 06
1980 Oswestry Town Wall Report - 10 pages of content added 7th Feb. 06
Story of Local Church Boundary Changes in 1920 - Content added 16th Nov. 05
Inside Story of Criggion Radio Station - Content added 19th Oct. 05
Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group - Group Information
Introducing Oswestry-History Website

This website is dedicated to the history and archaeology of Oswestry in Shropshire and it's Welsh borderland neighbourhood. To fully appreciate the rich history and heritage of Oswestry it is necessary consider the part it plays in the history of England and Wales. The split between counties and countries can often be a barrier to finding information and this site attempts to draw together these sources to be more visible to any interested party.

Oswestry-History Recent Changes & Additions
Oswestry Family & Local History Group - Links added May 2012
Digital Building heritage project - Link added April 2012
Ruyton XI Towns History Society Website - Link added September 2011
William Davies Welsh International Footballer - Link added August 2010
Cambrian Archaeological Projects Ltd - Link added August 2010
Lordship of Oswestry - Notes added August 2010
North Wales Miners Association Trust Ltd. - Links added August 2010
The Posthole on-line Archaeological Journal - Link added June 2010
Coal mining around Oswestry - Link amended & notes added May 2010
Barbara Mary Crampton Pym - Links added February 2010
Various broken links restored - Also various links added February 2010
Painting of Oswestry from Ardmillon - Circa 1885 - Page added January 2010
Ruyton XI Towns Castle & History Book - LInks added 24th Jan.
Bailey Head, Oswestry - 2 Postcards added 11th Dec.

Oswestry-History is a home for new content and become much more than just a collection of links to other sites. Articles such as those written for Parish magazines - or those written by students - or specialist articles which are not published elsewhere. Have you written about your Oswestry business or family History? Then I would be delighted to link to it or publish it here. Please visit the Feedback page.

Tracing Oswestry Ancestors?
A good starting place is the Oswestry Library Local Studies section. The website offers free downloadable guides covering Oswestry family history, house history and parish registers. Also at the library are trained voluteers providing a Family and Local History Advice Service twice every week - see this poster for session details. The volunteers have formed Oswestry Family and Local History Group and also offer help and services from their website

You may also find this searchable online Historic Directory Website useful.

Oswestry Family Names Websites
Harris, Groves, Francis - also Hamer and Evans
Thomas and Ardmillan

Shropshire Family History Websites
Shropshire Family History Society
Shropshire Family History Research

Family History Forums
RootsChat Shropshire Forum
Maesbury Family History Message Board

Paul Sabine emails from Kingscliff, NSW, Australia - Feb. 2009
.......... I am an Australian whose ancestor was Charles Sabine a solicitor in Oswestry and who died on 3rd June 1859 and I presume was buried there.
My wife and I will be in England in March for a wedding and intend travelling to Oswestry to follow up on information we have on the family.
Charles had 3 sons to come to Austrlia-1 to South Australia and my great grandfather to NSW. I have an extensive record of his descendants on our branch and wish to verify these details. We will then be travelling to Cornwall and probably Wales to follow up on my grandmothers family(Bawden) who left Penzance in 1839 and migrated to Grafton NSW.
My reason for the contact is to seek information regarding contacts or suggestions that you may recommend.
Are there any Sabine's of Charles other family who remained in England and may still live in the Shropshire-Hampshire (Titchfield) area is one of my desires to know.
Any contact would be greatly appreciated.


Archaeology is about the past, present and future - What we can see today of Oswestry's past and what we can pass on to future generations. Various groups in the area are researching and investigating times gone by and would welcome newcomers to share their interests. I am also keen to promote publications which involve the history and archaeology of Oswestry.




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