Oswestry-History Special Features - Quick Links

The War Diary of Wilhelm Eid (Park Hall POW) - Content added - January 2018
Oswestry Town Wall Reports - Service trench sighting added - April 2016
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
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 Castle Research Project - Links added Mar. 2018
Ryton XI Towns History Articles Website - Link added Jan. 2018
Reges Christianissimi Book by Dr. Clive Tulley - Notification added - January 2018
The War Diary of Wilhelm Eid (Park Hall POW) - Added - January 2018
Community Landscape Archaeology Survey Project (CLASP) Website - Link added Dec. 2016 -
New OBHAG dedicated Website - Links added Oct. 2016 -
Criggion Radio Station 60s film (thanks to Flicks in the Sticks) - added Aug. 2016
Probable Town wall sighting - Link added to Town Wall pages - May 2016
Oswestry Rugby Club History Page - Link added February 2016
TRPG - Trefonen Rural Protection Group - Link added June 2015

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 these online links useful
Genealogy Resource Guide
Ultimate Beginners Guide to Genealogy
Historic Directory

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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