The Owen Memorial at Oswestry

Oswestry Memorial Text

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Oswestry bench

The Owen Memorial on the Broad Walk at Oswestry next to St.Oswald’s Church where Tom and Susan Owen were married.

  • New Wilfred Owen Trail in Oswestry

A new Trail has been produced for Oswestry by Llanymynech Amateur Dramatic Society.  It was produced with Heritage Lottery funding and is available at both Oswestry TICs by email or phone; ot@oswestry-welshborders.org.uk or 01691 662753 or 01691 662488

The Wilfred Owen Green - opened in 2010 

Photographs by June McCarthy

Flower meadow

Flower meadow

Flowers on the hedgerow

Flowers on the hedgerow

Late afternoon labarynth

Late afternoon labyrinth

Through the flowers

Through the flowers

Small copper

Small Copper

More photos from June McCarthy, taken in July 2012

Yellow Rattle Amidst Grasses

Through the Stone

Des Fruits de Terre

Daisy Corner

Wild Side

June McCarthy sent us the following information:

"Wilfred Owen Green in Oswestry is adjacent on its east boundary line to a hill called Shelf Bank, which Shropshire Council intends to designate a Local Nature Reserve.
On the top of Shelf Bank is a very distinctive and unusual house, Ardmillan House, which looks down on Wilfred Owen Green.  Ardmillan House once served as a hospital for soldiers of the First World War.
There is mention of a Walter McNea, a soldier treated for a Trench Foot condition, at Ardmillan in early 1918 on Alan Greveson's World War I Forum at:- 

Oswestry Heritage Centre - permanent Owen exhibition

There is a very informative exhibition about Wilfred Owen's personal and army life housed in the Heritage and Exhibition Centre, 2, Church Terrace, Oswestry, (a very old building, the former Grammar School founded 1407, sited near the lych gate of St Oswald's Parish Church, Oswestry). 

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