Saturday, 14 February 2015

Oswestry


Oswestry is a market town in Shropshire which is very close to the Welsh border. The town has many Welsh street names since the town changed hands between the English and Welsh a number of times.


Oswestry gets its name from Oswald's Tree. There are several historic buildings in the town which still has a market held each Wednesday. A statue of a shepherd and his sheep in Market Square reminds us that prior to the late 1960's and an outbreak of foot and mouth disease the livetock market was held within the town.


The town has a number of good independent shops, pubs and cafe's and is a popular destination for visitors especially at weekends. 

For more photos of Oswestry click here




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