Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 19th June 2019

Events
No Events this week

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Rogers Trips 2019
We have 5 tickets left for our  trip on Thursday 18th July  to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III . The cost is  £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  12 June 1969  Plans for Extension of the Cheslyn Hay Community Association still intends to continue with their plans.

12/6/1969  Plans well in hand for playgroup in Cheslyn Hay

Cannock Chase Courier  14th June 1919  Cheslyn Hay streets shall be tar sprayed as soon as the council can get the tar.

Memories
Sunday Tea at Cheslyn Hay by Pamela Bate relating  the normal Sunday afternoon routine when visiting her grandparents mentioning her relatives
Lizzie Baker, Violet WestwoodHarriet Baker and Lily Peats.
Request

We received the following email from Rachael Willgoose
“I drive past a farmhouse and surrounding buildings next to Cheslyn Hay Primary School when I go to the Hollybush Garden and Aquatics Centre, I am interested in buildings and farming history and would be very grateful for any information that you have or can find out about this intriguing property.”
We have some photographs in our archives, but if anyone would like to add any information please email me at the History Society on the email address below

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Cheslyn Hay District & Local History Society Newsletter – 9 June 2019

Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 9th June 2019
Events

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 13 March is “A Little Bit of History” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Requests

Nigel Williams posted the following request on our Facebook page “I am currently researching my family tree. This is my great grandfather Joseph Williams, b. July 1860 Laney Green.  In October 1879 he married Georgina Perry at the parish church, Shareshill.  They went on to have 11 children.  His occupations included gamekeeper at Teddesley Park, Penkridge and public an.  He died in December 1932 at home in Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, in the presence of his youngest daughter, Mary Jane Williams, b. November 1902.  In April 1934 Mary Jane married John Benton.  She was still living at Low Street at the time and her occupation was out-door licencee, I believe at the Star & Garter PH (now the Chase Gate).  She subsequently moved to Union Street, Bridgetown and then Hednesford Road, Cannock, where she died in December 1981.  If any member remembers the family or is a relative I would love to hear from them.” If anyone has any information for Nigel we will pass it on.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike

Cannock Advertiser  5th June 1969
Discussion took place at the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council on the cost of erecting a closed bus shelter opposite Wedges Mills Village Hall.

5th June 1969
Cheslyn Hay Littlewood Estate
Kay Bevan are halfway through their traditional development Three Bedroom and Four Bedroom Semi Detached Homes with internal garage for £3,295

Cannock Chase Courier  7th June 1919
Law and Order
Three Cheslyn Hay men were charged with riding their cycles at 10.30pm without lights.
The Committee of the Working Men’s Club undoubtedly have a very good bowling green.
On Saturday the committee arranged the first competition for a good prize.

Memories by Glenys Lomas

From the the late 50’s riding horses at Joyce Balls Warstone Farm and how life was then.


General News

We have received the sad news that John Rankine a long standing member of the society has sadly passed away this week.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 2nd June 2019

Events

No events this week.

Our Speakers night last Thursday “Taking Tradition into The Future” by Tony Kelly of Firmin & Sons was resounding success we attracted an audience of around 45 . Tony Kelly has been in touch  thanking members of the Society for the £60 donation for his talk which he has given to the Birmingham Brownie Pack, Rednal this  will help fund some of the summer activities for around 25 girls who are members of this Pack.
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Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee Meeting 1pm

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser
29th May 1969
  A brand new football team in the Cheslyn Hay and Landywood area is soon to be formed, organised by Mr. R. H. Powell of Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details given.

29th May1969  Story of the Annual Cheslyn Hay Carnival and Fete including details of the Carnival Queen, her attendants, the winning tableaux and competitions.

Cannock Chase Courier  31st May 1919   A joint meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council and the Red Cross Committee was held in the Schools on Wednesday evening with full details given.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay  31st May 1919  Story of the Empire Day celebrations with the village procession together with a collection for the badly wounded in the war.

Memories  Following on from our memories last week from Roy Handley of his past we received an email from Alan Willetts in France with his own recollections.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 26th May 2019

Events
Our speakers night this month is on 30th May 2019 at 7.30 The Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay admission £1 including refreshments
The theme is “Taking Tradition into The Future” by Tony Kelly of Firmin & Sons

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  22nd May 1969  Full story of the lives of Mr & Mrs Ernest Walker of 14, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, celebrating 65 years of marriage.   22nd May 1969  Hawkins Sports became the first Cannock Chase Football League team to win the Walsall Challenge Cup when they defeated Celtic F.C.  Full report of the final.

Cannock Chase Courier 24th May 1919  Details of the sale of Six Freehold Dwellings houses numbered 1 to 11 in Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay.

24th May 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  The township has been very prominent in the War Savings Scheme, Red Cross Society, and granting relief to needy objects, and other institutions with information.

Old Newspapers researched by Dave Washington

Staffordshire Advertiser 17th May 1919  A meeting of the Cannock Rural council was held asking for information as to a suitable place in the area where peace beacon fires might be lighted.

75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Cheslyn Hay Royal British Legion will be laying a wreath to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings on Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10.00 am at Cheslyn Hay War Memorial, all welcome

Memories  A letter from one of our members Roy Handley commenting on his fond memories of Cheslyn Hay from long ago mentioning Winifred SambrookAlbert Handley J.P.Nellie and Jim Rogers and George Cadman.

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 19 May 2019

Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 19th May 2019

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Events

Roger’s trip on Thursday was a resounding success and a full repor is given by Steve Geale who enjoyed the day out.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser 15th May 1969
Grandfathers hand down some strange keep-sakes to their grandchildren, but newspapers are a strange type of family heirloom.
Three old newspapers have been passed down to Mr. I Dicks of 1, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, as heirlooms dating back to 1741 with details of historical events and why they were kept.

15th May 1969
Miss. Yvonne Whitehouse of 19 Station Street is emigrating to Australia on Thursday to start a new life there.

15th May 1969
Hawkins opened their cricket season with a 16 run victory over John Thompsons.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
17th May 1919

A Whist Drive, Dance and Social took place for the benefit of W. Garrett, of Station Street.
Last week a collection was organised by Messrs. J. Middleton and T. Bown for the benefit of Mr. Wm. Brough, The Lot, who has been very ill for some considerable time.  

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 5th May 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is ” You Will Have to Think About it ” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to some unfortunate cancellations we now have 5 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III on Thursday 18th July.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all outstanding monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, be paid as soon as possible

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

No Articles for Cheslyn Hay this week in 1969

Cannock Courier 3rd May 1919
A meeting was held at the Institute to decide the outcome of the money raised for Tom Goodman who had his leg broken while playing for them.

It may be stated that the Reception for the local discharged and demobilised Soldiers and Sailors will take place on Whit Monday.

Memories
Floss of the Wool Shop who was born this week 7th May 100 years ago recalls her life on the village from a 2013 interview in our archives.

General News
Announcement by Linda Drury on facebook “Yesterday we sadly lost my dad, Richard Drury, known to most as Mick. He worked at Littleton Colliery, after his retirement he contributed to many local history books about the local pits. His funeral will be on the 21st May at 2pm at Stafford Crematorium”
We have lost a vast history of knowledge of coal mining in Cannock Chase with passing of Mick he was a good friend of our Local History Society.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 28th April 2019

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 28th April 2019

Events
No events this week

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to a cancellation we now have 3 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford,
Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all
inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 18th July.
The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, be paid by
Tuesday 30th April 2019.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser  24th April 1969  A new site for the Cheslyn Hay William Baxter Special Day School has been found in Belt Road, Hednesford. Full details.
24th April 1969  Details of the three local nominations for the vacant seat on Cannock Rural District Council caused by the resignation of Mr. H. Roberts, of Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay.  
Cannock Chase Courier  26th April 1919  Story of the marriage between Mr. Thomas Weaver, of Bridgford, Near Stafford, and Miss Constance Mureena Hackett, of Cheslyn Hay.
26th April 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
On Thursday evening last week, Mr. Geo. Horton presided over the Annual Meeting of the Talbot Bowling Club. On Thursday evening Mr. S. H. Harvey presided over a meeting of the James Perry Fund.
Full details given for both occasions.

Enquiry

We had an enquiry on our facebook page asking when Glenthorne Primary School Cheslyn Hay opened. Peter Cadman’s wife Carolyne replied with all the information and Dave Washington has found the adverts dated 25th April 1969 advertising jobs  ready for the school opening in September 1969.  All are listed with salaries.
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