News Articles with the tag 'Oswestry'

Wilfred Owen commission - artist sought

Posted: 12/01/2015 12:18 | News Home

A community partnership between Oswestry Town Council, Qube and The Best Of Oswestry is seeking to commission a work commemorating Wilfred Owen.

The bold commission looks to be a poetic and poignant bridge between the town of Owen’s birth, Oswestry, and Ors, the French village where he was killed, just days before armistice was declared.

Once an artist has been selected, a bid will be made to the National Lottery for up to £100K (depending on the work/artist selected).

Click here for a press release.

For information on The Wilfred Owen Commission: or email

Deadline 13th Feb 2015

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War poet Wilfred Owen can boost Oswestry tourism

Posted: 13/06/2013 16:08 | News Home

Oswestry Councillor Chris Schofield said more should be done to market the town as the birthplace of Wilfred Owen as Britain gears up for the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

From The Shropshire Star (22 May 2013)

See also: Why we should revere links to Wilfred Owen (Shropshire Star, 13 June 2013)

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Wilfred Owen Green - photos and film

Posted: 16/10/2010 12:48 | News Home

The ceremony to name the new town green in Oswestry "Wilfred Owen Green" took place on Saturday October 9th.

Peter Owen, the nephew of Wilfred Owen and President of the Wilfred Owen Association, read two of Wilfred's poems and released a white dove as a symbol of peace.

Click here for photographs.  These photographs were kindly supplied by June McCarthy from Oswestry.

A short film of Peter Owen releasing the dove, taken by
The Best Of Oswestry, is available on YouTube.

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Ceremony for naming of Oswestry town green after Wilfred Owen

Posted: 08/10/2010 09:10 | News Home

The sounding of the Last Post and a release of doves of peace will be part of a poignant ceremony to mark the official naming of Oswestry’s town green as The Wilfred Owen Green.

The ceremony takes place on Saturday 9 October - all welcome.

More on the Shropshire Star website (7 October 2010).

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Oswestry town green named after war poet Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/09/2010 13:42 | News Home

The Wilfred Owen Green has wildflower meadows, natural play and play equipment and a labyrinth.  There are plans in the pipeline to start organising events in the park, including poetry readings.

Further details on the Shropshire Star website (20 September 2010).

More information about the Wilfred Owen Green is on the Shropshire Council website.

The official naming ceremony will be held on October 9th at 1pm.


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Call for Oswestry monument to poet Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/09/2010 13:36 | News Home

A monument to Wilfred Owen could be created in Oswestry after residents called for the town’s heritage to be celebrated.  Council officials are calling on the public to send in letters of suggestions for what kind of memorial could be created and where they think it should be.

More information on the Shropshire Star website (18 September 2010).

See also: Letter: A better way to honour Wilfred Owen’s generation?


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Officials back renaming Oswestry green after Wilfred Owen

Posted: 21/08/2010 15:54 | News Home

Shropshire officials have given their backing to officially change the name of Oswestry’s five-acre site off Gobowen Road to Wilfred Owen Town Green.

It is hoped the Green will become a venue for events marking the outbreak of World War One which has its centenary in 2014.

Read more on the Shropshire Star website (19 August 2010)

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New Oswestry memorial to Owen

Posted: 31/03/2010 10:08 | News Home

A living memorial to Wilfred Owen in his home town of Oswestry should be ready by May.

Owen was born in a house called Plas Wilmot, just outside the Shropshire town, in March 1893.

Border Counties Advertiser, 30 March 2010

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