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The Second World War finally came to an end in 1945 leaving much of Europe and other parts of the globe devastated after six long years of traumatic t… More...

In the summer of 1957 Oswestry School's┬ácomplement of approx 190 pupils were looking forward with anticipation to Speech Day and the 550th anniversary… More...

David Pickup is reminded of annual events to raise money for the British Legion's Poppy Appeal. More...

David Pickup recalls the many occasions he and his brother, Bernard, watched or took part in Old Oswestrian matches during Speech weekends in the earl… More...

Princess Elizabeth was on holiday in Kenya when her father, King George VI, died suddenly in his sleep in1952. She was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on 2… More...

Colin Yarwood (1948-52) has shared these wonderful photographs spanning 1946 to 1952. More...

For the first time┬áthe festivities would begin with drinks being served at the site of the original school building which lies within the grounds of S… More...

Founder's Day 2021 is still very fresh in my mind, and as the dust begins to settle over this momentous occasion it seems appropriate to record my tho… More...

Bishop Humphrey Humphreys (1648-1712) attended Oswestry School between 1658 and 1661. More...

The annual celebration of Founder's Day will shortly be upon us and as Nov 27 draws near, my memory turns to the many weekend reunions I have enjoyed … More...

The Plaque Spooner campaigned to have installed. More...

John Tilley was a lifelong bachelor and a man of many interests and although he never married John had two great passions. More...

Anglo-German relations hit a low note and there are surprises at the weather station. More...

(L-R) J F Tilley, D G W Felton, Frankland, David Lewis

John F Tilley ('Purdy' to us all in the fifties) was himself a pupil at Oswestry School during the early 1940s. More...

Dai Lewis making the best of a bad job on Speech Day

David Lewis could never be accused of being a shrinking violet. More...

Stoker Lewis

D St B Lewis arrived at Oswestry School in 1946 when teachers were in short supply following World War II, and he became a legend in his own lifetime. More...

The arrival of Mr DGW Felton at Oswestry in 1920 along with Ralph Williamson MA, after seven very successful years at Hereford Cathedral School, heral… More...

Duncan Felton

Duncan Felton's career began during the turbulent period leading up to the outbreak of war in Europe in 1914. More...

Corinne McKenna

Parent and writer, Corinne McKenna researched how life in schools would look in the 15th Century, and applying her knowledge has written about how lif… More...

Mr R Williamson was the longest serving Headmaster in the history of the School, even outstripping the term of the much revered Rev Dr James Donne (17… More...

Headmaster Ralph Williamson MA

In 1918 Britain was broke and by 1920, as the country was beginning its recovery following one of the bloodiest conflicts in human history, Oswestry S… More...

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