Men on the Gates


Qube Arts has been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project, ‘Men on the Gates’ commemorating the centenary of WW1.

The project will research and document the lives and stories of the men commemorated on the Oswestry War Memorial Gates. Oswestry’s role in WW1 and beyond will be fully researched through the lives of the ‘Men on the Gates’, to commemorate their sacrifice and ensure their memory is not lost to future generations.

An important railway town, Oswestry played a substantial role during WW1, it also had one of the largest military training camps at Park Hall. The ‘Men on the Gates’ project plans to create a comprehensive heritage resource for future generations documenting Oswestry’s role during the conflict. The final research will link to national archives through an interactive website and printed publications.

Would you like to get involved?

If you have any information on any of the Men listed on the Memorial Gates we want to hear from you. You can call us on 01691 656882 or email  Alternatively, come and have a chat with our Project Researcher at one of our drop-in sessions, every Friday at Qube between 10am and 2pm.


Website preview and exhibition: Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th September

During the Oswestry Heritage Weekend you can join us at Qube for an exclusive look at the new website, where Project Researcher, John Davies, will be on hand to discuss the research so far.