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The festival in commemoration of Wilfred Owen and of the armistice will run from September 15th to November 17th. Below you will find all events that will be held during this period. If you wish to navigate between months then please follow the link at the top of the calendar. For more information about a particular event please click on the event to view a detailed information page.

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World War One Exhibition & On The Front Line

3rd November 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


HLFOn The Front Line

WW1 Street Theatre, Music, Poetry and Re-Enactment on the streets of Oswestry & at Park Hall Trenches. See and taste the food that fed the troops cooked on the original soya stoves in Red Square, Oswestry before popping across to the WW1 Exhibition in the Memorial Hall. In the hall you can book onto one of the trips to visit the recreated WW1 trenches at Park Hall where the troops trained before going off to war.


World War One Exhibition  

Visit the WW1 exhibitions at both the Memorial Hall to see memorabilia and artefacts associated with the war and the town’s Cambrian Railway to see what a vital role the railway played during wartime.

WW1 Exhibition
WW1 Exhibition

The Memorial Hall exhibition will showcase WW1 artefacts and memorabilia including, weapons and ammunition, uniforms and items used by the soldiers at the front line. re-enactors will be on hand to describe the roles of soldiers and nurses during the conflict. During the week a range of propaganda films shot during the war will be shown including “The Battle of the Somme” which when first shown in Autumn 1916 attracted over 20 million viewers in the first six weeks of release, many wanting to catch a glimpse of their loved ones far away on the frontline. The Imperial War Museums’ Lives of WW1 project will be showcasing their work on Saturday 3rd, Sunday 4th and Saturday 10th November. This project is the Imperial War Museums’ permanent digital memorial to more than 7.6 million people who, like Wilfred Owen, contributed to the British war effort during the First World War. Throughout the centenary they have been piecing together their stories. Visit their stand to find out how to get involved where team members will be there to answer your questions – they would love to hear about your First World War connections, including those who served on the home front as well as overseas. On Saturday 3rd November visitors will also have the opportunity to handle original artefacts from IWMs’ collections, which have been donated to us by relatives of a First World War soldier.

For the Cambrian Railway’s WW1 Exhibition details and opening times please visit –   http://www.cambrianrailways.com/html/museum.html


3rd November 2018
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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The Memorial Hall
Smithfield Street
Oswestry, SY11 2EG
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