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  Oswestry - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oswestry (Welsh: Croesoswallt) is a town in Shropshire, England, close to the Welsh border.
The town is the administrative headquarters of the borough of Oswestry and is the third largest town in Shropshire with a population of 17,110 [1], after Telford and Shrewsbury.
The former Marcher Lordship of Oswestry was annexed to Shropshire along with the Lordships of Whetington, Masbroke and Knoking to form the Hundred of Oswestry by section 11 of the Laws in Wales Acts 1535.
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 Oswestry (borough) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Oswestry is a small local government district with borough status in Shropshire, England.
It is the smallest of the five districts of Shropshire in terms of both population and land area.
Its council is based in Oswestry, the only town and largest settlement in the borough.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Oswestry_(borough)   (145 words)

 Welcome to Oswestry
Oswestry's first school founded in 1407 is now a Heritage centre and holds regular exhibitions of local arts and crafts.
Oswestry, has a troubled past and was once encircled by town walls which is shown on the medieval street plan of a walled town.
Regardless, it is generally accepted that Oswestry was once a strong Welsh settlement and the Castle had a role of domination to subdue Welsh resistance.
www.oswestry.com   (1397 words)

 GENUKI: Oswestry, Shropshire - Extract from National Gazetteer, 1868
Oswestry was twice burnt, in the latter reign by the Welsh under Llewellyn.
Quarter sessions, petty sessions, and a county court are held monthly at Oswestry, which is a polling-place for the northern division of the county.
"LLANFORDA, a township in the parish of Oswestry, county Salop, in the vicinity of the town of Oswestry, and 17 miles N.W. of Shrewsbury, It is situated near Offa's Dyke and the Shrewsbury and Cheshire railway.
www.genuki.org.uk /big/eng/SAL/Oswestry/Gaz1868.html   (1439 words)

 Foot-And-Mouth Crisis: Economy: Oswestry, town that's seen it all Independent, The (London) - FindArticles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
IN OSWESTRY, a town dubiously distinguished as the only place in Britain to have endured a foot-and-mouth epidemic twice in the past 35 years, the heritage signposts are rather stretching a point at present.
Oswestry, in the words of a local newspaper banner headline, has become a "ghost town" and foot- and-mouth's far- reaching effects on British farming suggest it may never recover.
Oswestry has also suffered from the growth of out-of-town shopping centres, the decline of rural transport in outlying village and the bypass.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010505/ai_n14390159   (401 words)

 Oswestry Castle
And yet this is the intriguing fact about Oswestry Castle, despite its decay it still has the power to arouse debate and passion much like it did during its height in the later Middle Ages.
This does leave the origin’s of the town as a settlement, open to debate, it could be the case that Oswestry was once a strong Welsh settlement.
And in the case of Oswestry no sentiment was spared, it being totally eradicated of any visible evidence aside from a simple collection of stones.
www.castlewales.com /oswestry.html   (1821 words)

 Album 8B - Oswestry & Park Hall Halt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswestry was another place of memories for me, because my earliest experiences of train travel being to this destination.
The Oswestry to Gobowen shuttle became a two-car DMU operation in 1964, and continued to 1967 before it too was withdrawn.
Oswestry still had a goods yard, with another coal yard south of the station served by train.
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 Oswestry Town Wall Report - 1980 - Notes and References
It is most unlikely that a saint's name is involved, in the derivation of Oswestry (M. Gelling, Signposts to the Past, pp.
Tolls were finally extinguished by purchase, for the sum of £800, from the earl of Powys by Oswestry Corporation in September, 1833.
For the various accounts of Oswestry in the Civil War see J.R. Phillips, Memoirs of the Civil War in Wales and the Marches 1642-49, I, pp.
www.oswestry-history.co.uk /town-wall/notes-1980.html   (1212 words)

 Oswestry Tourism - Shropshire Tourist Information and Accommodation
Offa's Dyke, the Oswestry Transport Museum and the Llangollen and Montgomery Canals.
If you would like to visit Oswestry and need accommodation and are interested in finding the best hotel, guest house, bed and breakfast or self catering property, please click here.
Oswestry's countryside is spectacular and will captivate you from the very first time you see it.
www.shropshiretourism.info /oswestry   (1004 words)

 Oswestry Rugby Union Football Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
OSWESTRY earned their promotion to Division Two and secured the championship with this stunning victory in front of a large Park Hall crowd.
Before the match Oswestry had 33 points to Sefton's 32 but Sefton had played a game less, so an Oswestry win was imperative if they were to win the league.
Oswestry Rugby Club is always on the lookout for new players of any standard.
www.oswestryrufc.co.uk   (248 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - History - Old Oswestry hill fort
Old Oswestry lies across the route of Wat's Dyke, which was most likely built in the 5th or 6th Century.
Old Oswestry has been described as the finest example of an Iron Age hill fort in the Marches, and this is mainly because of its highly elaborate defences.
Old Oswestry was investigated by archaeologists some 60 years ago, and excavations show the hill fort was occupied probably from the late Bronze Age - before any of the ramparts were built.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/history/2003/12/old_oswestry.shtml   (886 words)

All that has left the border town Oswestry with a unique individualism - we have had to solve our problems without any help, ruled as we were by corrupt police, magistrates or Lords.
Tax-money - taken from the ordinary person - is spent mainly on on selective 'grants' to elite schools, on 'subsidy' to rich estate-owners, on 'allowances' to the influential, on pay-offs to corrupt officials, contractors, and representatives - and much more.
Oswestry's facilities are almost invisible to ordinary folk, and its schools among the worst funded in the UK
www.perceptions.couk.com /~perceptions/oswestry.html   (973 words)

 Oswestry School - Welcome   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As befits our status as one of the oldest non-denominational schools in the country, we like to think that the ethos which pervades our school, developed and evolved over the centuries, still stands the test of time.
The size of Oswestry School means that it is large enough to possess first-class facilities but small enough for each pupil to be well known and to have the opportunity to make a really significant contribution to school life.
Co-education is long-established and provides a natural transition to the world outside and all pupils are encouraged to establish "the roots to grow and the wings to fly".
www.oswestryschool.org.uk /contents.htm   (276 words)

 Welcome to Oswestry Tourism Associaton
Oswestry, a tranquil haven, offers an opportunity to escape from the pace of modern life and unwind in a landscape of rare natural beauty
Ancient earthworks such as Offa's Dyke and the Iron Age Hill Fort at Old Oswestry, which is chronicles in the folklore of King Arthur as the birthplace of Queen Guinevere
Hotels and Inns bear witness to the historic importance of Oswestry as a stagecoach and railway centre
www.go2.co.uk /oswestrytourism   (158 words)

 Oswestry Venues, Conference Meeting Rooms, Team Building, Room Hire, Accommodation, Coach, Car & Limousine Hire ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswestry Venue finding and Meeting Room Hire Sourcing the right venue or meeting room at the right price can be a daunting task, that's where we excel.
Oswestry Limousine Hire Want to travel in style we have over 600 American stretch Limousine companies available across the UK including companies that cover the Oswestry area.
Oswestry Corporate Accommodation We specialise in negotiating low rates for corporate clients requiring 50+ nights accommodation anywhere in the UK including Oswestry.
www.ukcorporatesolutions.com /services/city/73.htm   (1083 words)

 Oswestry Beekeepers Association
Standing as it does in the Marches, between the Welsh mountains and the meres of the North Shropshire plain, the market town of Oswestry has a violent history which can be traced from prehistoric times with the iron age fort 'Old Oswestry' (ca.
Bees around Oswestry may lack the abundant bee forage available in some other parts of the country, but there is usually a crop to be had from dandelion in the spring, and perhaps field beans later on, then heather honey for those adventurous enough to move their bees up into the mountains in late summer.
Of course, for many, producing honey is not so important, and the joys of bee keeping in the quietly beautiful countryside of north Shropshire more than compensate for an indifferent crop.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /oswestrybees   (220 words)

 Oswestry & District LETS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Oswestry & District LETS has an agreed structure which is founded on the basis of members' commitments to each other and to the wider community.
Fundamental to Oswestry & District LETS is the idea of supporting and building our community by sharing our skills and knowledge for the benefit of all.
Members agree to their details being held on computer and to the distribution to other members of those details required to promote trading.
www.trumphurst.com /odlets/agreement.phtml   (604 words)

 Oswestry | Oswestry
A Lively Market Town: The vibrant border market town of Oswestry sits between the patchwork plains of Shropshire and the hill country that is Wales.
From Magical Castles: Deep footprints have been left by the turbulent past of the borders so it will come as no surprise when we tell you that this is a land of castles, fortresses and battles past.
Our Life on the Edge: Whether you consider Oswestry to be on the edge of Shropshire or of Wales, you will discover so much to fascinate you on either side of the border.
www.oswestry-welshborders.org.uk /oswestry   (243 words)

 Oswestry Library | Shropshire County Council
Oswestry Library serves the market town of Oswestry and surrounding villages.
Oswestry Library is the administrative headquarters for the seven community libraries in the North Shropshire Area.
The Oswestry Rural Mobile Library visits communities within a twenty mile radius of the town on a fortnightly basis.
www.shropshire.gov.uk /library.nsf/aefab96e9fddfa6680256c63003b6126/5fdae21a8c5f294380256c990037c1f1!OpenDocument   (397 words)

 Oswestry Hotels - Hotel Accommodation in Oswestry | England United Kingdom
The highly rated Lake Vyrnwy, pronounced 'Vern-wee', is famous for its splendid hospitality and panoramic views across mountains, forest and the beautiful tranquil Lake Vyrnwy.
This historic hotel is set in 5 acres of secluded countryside with magnificent views over the Vale of Lalngollen.
With a great range of budget to luxury hotels in Oswestry, with many reviews and thousands of visitors per day, you can be sure to enjoy your England visit.
www.simplehotels.com /en/gb/oswestry   (276 words)

 A guide to Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology
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.
Various groups in the area are researching and investigating times gone by and would welcome newcomers to share their interests.
www.oswestry-history.co.uk   (779 words)

 Oswestry Borough Council - Street Care and Cleaning
Shropshire County Council is responsible for making sure grass is kept to a safe length on highway verges where the speed limit exceeds 30mph.
In Oswestry, the Borough Council is responsible for making sure the grass is cut for the following areas:
Improving the Quality of Life for the People who Live in, Work in, and Visit the Borough of Oswestry.
www.oswestry-bc.gov.uk /static/page773.htm   (520 words)

 Oswestry Shropshire tourist information travel guide
The settlement takes its name from Oswald, the Christian King of Northumbria. When King Oswald was defeated in battle by Penda, the pagan King of Mercia in 641 AD, his body was dismembered and his limbs nailed to a tree, hence the name, 'Oswalds Tree'.
The Oswestry Transport Museum in Oswarld Road celebrates a 150 years of railway history in Oswestry.
,The Old Rectory, Melverley, Oswestry, Melverley village lies in a tranquil setting on the Shropshire/Powis border.  The Craft Centre is in the stable block of the Old Rectory where a wide range of quality crafts produced by over 30 makers from Shropshire and the Borderlands.
www.touruk.co.uk /shropshire/oswestry.htm   (852 words)

 BBC - Shropshire - Entertainment - Oswestry Music Live review
Oswestry Music Live at Cae Glas Park on Sunday 10th enjoyed great weather, great music and a great atmosphere.
Celebrating 60 years of the end of WWII on one of the hottest days of the year, fifteen thousand fans turned up at Cae Glas Oswestry to experience an eleven hour music marathon, organised by entrepreneurial musician and producer Phil Beaumont and Oswestry Town Council.
On the day, there was a fantastic turnout, and I am told that the festival – goers were estimated at 15,000.
www.bbc.co.uk /shropshire/content/articles/2005/07/12/oswestry_music_live_review_feature.shtml   (1115 words)

 Welcome to Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital and NHS Trust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is committed to providing the best possible care, training and research to benefit the people of England, Wales and beyond.
The Trust is applying to become a NHS Foundation Trust from April 2006 under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2006.
Oswestry’s specialist orthopaedic hospital, The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Trust, has declared full compliance with the core Healthcare Commission Standards for Better Health
www.rjah.nhs.uk   (185 words)

 Memories of Oswestry
I was born and raised in the small Market town of Oswestry in North West Shropshire, England.
It's not a 'life story', it's divided into subjects such as 'Early years' or 'School' so it's possible to dip in and sample any areas of interest.
But ultimately, it doesn't really matter...this website is for my own pleasure and, if anyone does get something out of it, then I'll be pleased, if not, then I've still gained pleasure from stirring up old memories of people and places I've not seen or heard of for many years.
www.memories-of-oswestry.co.uk   (157 words)

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