Oswestry archives to reopen next week

Oswestry's historic archive will reopen to visitors from Monday.

Oswestry Guildhall where the archives are stored
Oswestry Guildhall where the archives are stored

The archive is held by the town council at the Guildhall. It is housed in a special, temperature-controlled area within the listed building and contains documents dating back many hundreds of years.

The oldest document, a grant by the Earl of Arundel of two shops to the Burgesses of Oswestry, is dated 1324. However, most of the collection dates from 1674 onwards.

They even include a letter signed by Oliver Cromwell.

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