Oswestry Cemetery Project: back on the road

Oswestry Cemetery Project: back on the road

By Sara Downs, Oswestry Town Council Archivist Read full article

Sergeant Thorold Anderton Firth RAF.

An article by guest blogger David Blake. Read full article

Oswestry Cemetery: David Christopher Davies 1827-1885

Information exhumed: Questions resolved. An article by guest blogger Charles Stiles Read full article

Joseph Jones and Llanfyllin Workhouse

Joseph Jones was the twelfth person to be buried in the 'new' cemetery in Oswestry, and the register records "23 May 1863, Joseph Jones Hotel Keeper of 2 Coney Green Section A, Grave 63" Almost a year later his wife Mary was buried: "30 April 1864 Mary Jones, widow, of Coney Green  ... Read full article

Sarah's back

In the first week of October, the gravestone from the first grave was returned to the Cemetery in all its glory. The images show the journey of restoration from how it was at the beginning of the Project, through a preliminary clean (undertaken to ascertain the extent of the work), to the  ... Read full article

The tour that wasn't quite a tour, tour...

As part of the Oswestry Heritage Open Days events it was decided to run a tour of the Cemetery to share some of the information about those buried there. What better way to share the 'interesting snippets' found during the varied work of the volunteers. Unfortunately, due to the call of other  ... Read full article

One year in...

The Project has now been running for twelve months and recently celebrated its first anniversary with an exhibition at the Guildhall as part of the Oswestry Heritage Open Days. Although the event was held at the same venue as the first promotional event last year - the exhibition was new and  ... Read full article

Welcome to the Oswestry Cemetery Project blog

This blog aims to record some of the activities and findings of the Oswestry Cemetery Project. The Project is an eighteen month project that is run by Oswestry Town Council and supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. The Project relies on volunteers. The aims of the Project are:  Conserve and  ... Read full article