Oswestry Heritage Comics

An initiative to bring Oswestry’s heritage to life has received a massive boost, thanks to a National Lottery grant of £29,900 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Local charity, Qube has teamed up with archaeologist and professional comic illustrator, John Swogger, to shine a light on some fascinating facts about our past through Oswestry Heritage Comics to be published each week in the Border Counties Advertiser. Over the next 12 months John will be speaking to local history experts and volunteers to bring us more illuminating and entertaining stories from his studio.

John held a series of hands-on workshops at Qube and local schools for budding cartoonists. He said: “It’s really fast and fun process. You don’t need to be able to draw like an artist, you just need a pen, paper, some enthusiasm and an interesting tale to tell!”

Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the Heritage Comics project is an opportunity to highlight the important work being done by local heritage organisations that are working hard to research and document our past. Qube CEO, Laurel Roberts said: “Thanks to National Lottery players, local people will be able to find out about what’s going on and get involved in projects to protect and preserve our local history. We can learn so much from the past and it’s important that we keep our history alive for our future generations. The Heritage Comics Project is an innovative and exciting way to celebrate what makes our area so incredibly unique.”

Take a look at the full collection of comics below….

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