Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group (OBHAG) talk on the Lord Hill column.

7:30pm - Fri, 8th Sep 2023

On Friday, September 8th at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church Hall in Castle Street, the Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group (OBHAG) will open its Autumn programme with an illustrated talk by the Rev. Richard Hayes, chairman of the Friends of Lord Hill’s Column.

He will be discussing the life of General Sir Rowland Hill, Viscount Hill (1772-1842) who fought alongside the Duke of Wellington in his campaigns against Napoleon Bonaparte in Spain, Portugal and France, including the battle of Waterloo. Lord Hill’s Column, near to the Shirehall in Shrewsbury, was built between 1814 and 1816 in his honour.

With a height of 133 ft 6 inches, it is taller than Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.

Full details of the Oswestry & Border History & Archaeology Group activities are available on the group’s website at http://obhag.org.uk

New members and visitors are always very welcome.

For all enquiries and for information about how to join please contact OBHAG via the Secretary, Gill Barrow gillbarrow246@gmail.com or the Membership Secretary, Margaret Harrison harrisonm-r@tiscali.co.uk