PRESS RELEASE: New initiatives and growing membership for hillfort group

New members are sought for a growing community group working to protect and promote one of Shropshire’s foremost heritage sites.

The HOOOH Community Group, which is networking with local stakeholders to safeguard the legacy of Old Oswestry hillfort, will be outlining current activities and inviting new members to sign up at its next meeting.

The group will also be adopting its constitution and appointing roles at the meeting which is being held on Saturday 11 June in Hermon Chapel, Oswestry, from 2pm to 4pm.

New initiatives due to be discussed include an innovative comic strip project by Llanarmon-based artist and archaeologist, John Swogger. Facilitated by HOOOH, it aims to tell the story of the hillfort and Oswestry’s heritage to inform and engage new interest from the local community.

The group, which has over 100 members, is also co-organising a number of events featured in Oswestry’s programme for Heritage Open Days (September 8 to 11).

Neil Phillips said: “Members can be as active as they like, attending meetings, providing feedback, and getting involved with planning and organising activities. If they live away or are less able to participate, we make sure they are kept up-to-date with developments and events via our members’ mailing list.”

Registration, as well as donations to support the group’s activities, can also be carried out online using the donate button on the website:

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