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A New Chapter for the second oldest Grammar school in the Country

Oswestry Town Council are committing over £70,000 to repair and improve the  historic fifteenth century Exhibition centre located next to St Oswald’s Church. Once finished the building will be renamed The Old School House, reflecting its origins and provide a café with a fully refurbished kitchen which meets the standards of the 21st Century.

The Council has chosen a specialist contractor to work on this listed building. Work will start in November and inevitably means the temporary closure of the building. When complete we will hopefully be free of current restrictions and with increased seating space following the relocation of the Tourist Information Centre to Castle View it will be a great facility. Outside we are also creating nesting boxes for Swifts, in collaboration with Shropshire Wildlife Trust.  The Mayor, Councillor Duncan Kerr, said:

“With more floorspace than before and one of the largest outdoor seating areas in town this unique historic building is well placed to continue its reputation as a busy, welcoming and unique café and we look forward to its reopening in the Spring of 2021”

 The Council is now inviting tender for the operation of this café with details available from the 13th November to the 11th December. Anyone interested can contact Oswestry Town Council by email to register their interest: