Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 12th October 2014

EVENTS Bridgtown LHS Annual Exhibition is next Sunday, 19th October at the Bridgtown Social Club on the Walsall Road from 10am – 4.30pm and John Devey will be launching his excellent new book on Churchbridge priced at £6. We will also have them available and we will be at the Exhibition as well.
Also Peter Cadman and his team will be at the Whitgreave Primary School in Featherstone this Wednesday with another WWII Day.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week is the last chance to see the Cartwright/Kelsall/Poxon photograph albums with Paul Read also visiting mid morning with plenty more photographs of the same families. Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS A visitor to the Base last week, Brian Turner, was researching his Turner line of his family that settled in Cheslyn Hay starting with Joseph Turner (b1862) who was living in Cheslyn Hay during the four censuses from 1881 – 1911. He married Emily Perry in 1884 and they lived in Queen Street, having four children, one of whom, George Ernest Turner (b1885) married Emma Beatrice Barnes (b 1885) and they lived in Bridgtown and had four children Olive E J (1915-2010), Harold Edward (1917-98), George Leslie (b&d 1920) and Lilian Martha (1921-66). Can anyone add more information for Brian?
An appeal from Yvonne, who came across our website by searching for the Clewley surname and discovered links to Cheslyn Hay and emails ‘My grandmother Florrie Clewley came from Belper, but after doing family research the family originated from Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley. My g-g-grandfather Henry Clewley (b1832 in Bloxwich) was illegitimate and his mother Ann Clewley (b1814) had 3 children as a single woman and she died in 1846 at the Union Workhouse in Walsall. Henry’s two siblings went to live with their grandparents, Thomas Clewley and Rebecca Whitehouse, and they are on the 1851 census. Henry Clewley is on the 1851 census at Cheslyn Hay, but spelt as Chesley, and he is listed with wife Ann and daughter Ann, both of them appear to have died as he then married my g-g-grandmother in Derbyshire in 1856. I am trying to find the children of Thomas & Rebecca (married at St Matthews 1802) one of whom is my g-g-g-grandmother Ann Clewley (unmarried). I cannot find her baptism in 1814 yet I have found six other children who may be her brothers and sisters all baptised in different places but with the same parents names – John (1811 Bloxwich), Mary (1808 Walsall), Thomas (1804 Bloxwich), Rebecca (1820 Cannock), Hannah 1820 Cannock) and William (1822 Cannock).
RESPONSES Peter Foxton emails thanking us for all the Hubery/Oldbury family information as he has now been able to add further details to his tree with Eliza Holbury, George Oldbury and Sarah Allbury.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS With our new Photograph Database Project starting this week, we have received a 32 GB Flash Drive.
16th October 1964 Full details of the boundary changes.
17th October 1914 The Cheslyn Hay Bowling Club’s annual dinner with details of 23 bowlers and their accomplishments.
17th October 1914 Accident near to Ivy House involving Mr Fred Wooton and Miss Lily Marshall.
17th October 1914 Details of the entertainment at the Rose and Crown.
MEMORIES of Mr Don Savage whenhe was a teacher at the Great Wyrley Secondary School.
APPEAL Paul Higgs of the Cheslyn Hay Allotments Society emails ‘We are joining the local Great War commemorations where we will post your soldier details on both notice boards on site and we also are planning a ‘Great War Legacy Garden’ (see link: express-and-star-the-great-war-legacy-garden-project/ and we are collecting the Cash for Your Community vouchers now being published in the Express and Star. Can we ask your members to collect some for us as any funds raised will be used to set up the garden.’ Any vouchers can be handed in to our Base or to any Committee Member and will be appreciated.
GENERAL NEWS Last month in September, we have had another 119 sightings of our local scenes on staffspasttrack. Salem 24, Garretts Shop 20, High Street 19, Brittania Picture House 15, Wootton’s Post Office 14, Hackett’s Butcher’s Shop 13, Walter Hackett 8, Albert Hawkins Shop 6.

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 5th October 2014

EVENTS Roger’s ‘Chat ‘n’ Char Morning’ is this Thursday morning in Salem’s Lecture Room at 10am. The entertainment will include a ‘Play your Cards Right’ session with a £10 Jackpot and Sandra Shakespeare talking on a very interesting and personal story.
OUR SALEM BASE will be open on Tuesday as usual at 9am but closing half an hour earlier at 1.30pm for a meeting. All welcome and we look forward to meeting Martin, who is researching High House Farm which was demolished several years ago. Also anyone who can help us identify any photographs from the Cartwright/Poxon/Kelsall collection as mentioned in this week’s ‘Appeal’.
REQUESTS None this week.
RESPONSES Our researcher Andrew has been able to provide all the information that Derek Bullock of Canada required and Malcolm from Banbury is now in touch with Derek for the first time in over fifty years when they were at school together.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS A handful of the inhabitants of the old hutments including Bertha & Malcolm Smith, Roy Grosvenor, David Ingram, Steven Robinson, Charlie Davies, Sheila Collins, Percy Wallace. Also Fanny Grigg (nee Cooper and Maria Aunger. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
2nd October 1964 Cheslyn Hay’s new branch library opening with full details.
2nd October 1964 Football match between the Talbot and Littleton with names.
10th October 1914 The Working Men’s Club story on Mr Walter Whitehouse.
10th October 1914 An ‘all fours’ tournament at the Cheslyn Hay WMC with names.
10th October 1914 ‘Cheslyn Hay – 100 Years Ago’ was the subject of a lecture given at the Social Class, Cheslyn Hay with details.
MEMORIES This week come from Mr Don Savage, retired History and English teacher of the Great Wyrley Secondary School with stories of the Charlesworth family, Ray Franks, John Underwood, Bill Glover, Graham Bennett, Geoff Thomas, Jim Winfer, Maurice Stokes, Anthony Read, Jennifer Homeshaw, Shirley Nixon, Betty Craddock, Jean Parker, Jean Benton, Ann Philpott, Des Thomas, Ken Elwell, Bill Winfer, Dorothy Horton and Mike Joughin.
APPEAL To anyone who has a connection to the Cliff Cartwright family who lived at 111 Station Street in the early 1900s. Cliff married May Leyshon in 1930 and from the 1940s onwards lived in Broad Street in Bridgtown. We have borrowed the family album containing photographs of the Cartwrights (Henry, Rhoda, David etc) as well as the Poxon and Kelsall families and we require help in identifying these. Available at the Base for the next two Tuesdays.
ROGER ALPINE A sad note to end this week’s newsletter. Roger Alpine, husband of Philippa. who was the co-founder of our History Society in 1994, passed away this week. Philippa was a councillor and she instigated a grant of £50 from the council to set up our society with Geoff Blunt but unfortunately died soon afterwards before she was able to see the fruitions of her initiative. Philippa and Roger lived in the newly built Coltsfoot View, where Roger continued to live for many years.

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 28th September 2014

EVENTS After our most successful Exhibition, in terms of compliments and praise, there are no events scheduled for this week!
OUR SALEM BASE Our Salem Base will be open on Tuesday as usual from 9am to 2pm. Everyone is welcome but this week we offer special greetings to Elena and her 95 year old mother Lilian Rose. Elena contacted us a few weeks ago on behalf of her mother to research Lilian’s own mother, Edith Rose, who she has had no contact with since 1925. All that was known is that Edith took on a new life with a new family and lived around this area including the Watling Street and Rosemary Road before she passed away in Cheslyn Hay in 1977. We have traced Lilian’s stepbrother and stepsister, Gwynfryn and Bronwen Griffiths, both unfortunately now passed away, having been unaware of Lilian’s existence, but the husband of her stepsister, Gordon Carrier, of Chase Avenue in Cheslyn Hay, has many photographs of the Rose family and is keen to meet up with his in-laws and to fulfil Lilian’s request to see her mother’s final resting place. A touching story and anyone with photographs or connections to the Rose/Griffiths family can share their memories mid morning this Tuesday.
REQUESTS Derek Bullock emails from Canada and believes he is part of the Bullock Family Tree mentioned recently and wants more information which we will be providing. Derek says ‘I was born in Cheslyn Hay in 1938 and we left the UK in 1963 and now live happily in Ontario. Our family moved from Shropshire to Dundalk Lane in the early 1800’s.’ So does anyone remember Derek from fifty years ago so we can include your memories and comments along with his own family tree?
RESPONSES And more success from our researcher, Jean, who has traced where Nina Boyd’s grandmother, Matilda Collier (nee Parsonage), was buried after her recent request. Jean had to travel to Lichfield Records Office to discover that Matilda died in Bridgtown on 3 May 1917 at 35 North Street, aged only 40 and she was buried on 8th May at Cannock Cemetery and we have forwarded on the Plot Number. Nina responds ‘I can’t begin to tell you how thrilled I am that you have found Matilda’s grave and I shall make a trip to Cannock as soon as possible to see it. Many, many thanks!’
Following the comment that George Bull was the caretaker at the Isolation Hospital, Eddie Wise points out that it was Walter Bull and not George.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Cliff Giles and Malcolm Birch in the pool at the Nook Marlhole – 1950s.
OLD NEWSPAPERS by Dave Washington Involving court cases and concerts from 1883 – 1893 with Thomas Lawson, John Marshall, Mr & Mrs G Greensill, Mr & Mrs Colley, Joseph & James Pearson, C R Walton, H Lockett, T Boon, C W Smith, J Perry, T Holdcroft and F H Thomas.
2nd October 1964 The tragic death of Mr Ernest Roobottom, of 168, Station Street.
2nd October 1964 The funeral and details of the life of Mrs Hilda Smith, of 113 Station Street.
3rd October 1914 Full details of the Cheslyn Hay Social Class Musical Concert.
3rd October 1914 Story of Mr James Perry of the Cheslyn Hay Council Schools.
3rd October 1914 The annual harvest festival in connection with Salem Church with all the committee named.
3rd October 1914 The death and the life story of Mr Samuel J Altree.
3rd October 1914 Collection from the members of the Cheslyn Hay WMC for Charles Brough.
MEMORIES Held over to next week.
FAMILY HISTORY by Andrew Pearson This week Andrew looks at the Dutton family starting with Thomas and Mary and their children being born from1816 onwards. There are just 5 pages on the tree and printed copies are available for £5. Other names on the tree include Wood, Bate, Hemingsley, Corbett, Sambrook, Walker, Hawsworth, Crutchley, Shotton, Evans, Broadhurst, Hawkins, Holmes, Hunt, Turner, Marshall, Benton, Garratt, Dawson, Copestake, Clewley, Bullock, Whitehouse, Thacker, James, Pearson,Morgan, Blout, Marlow, Parsons.
APPEAL Malcolm Smith would like to hear from any miner who worked at the Great Wyrley No 3 Pit (aka Harrisons or the Sinking) to contact him via my email address below to help him with his research.
Fuller details will be provided of any of the above stories on request.
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Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 21st September 2014

OUR ANNUAL EXHIBITION is next Saturday 27th September at the Community Centre in Pinfold Lane from 10am – 4pm. As can be seen in the Cannock Chronicle there will be a nostalgic display of the Sixties as well as a ‘special’ display to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War. There will also be large mounted plans of the Cheslyn Hay Cemetery with index and information and coverage of Family History with researchers available with advice plus a wide range of photographs covering all aspects of our village. Refreshments served throughout the day with genuine dripping sandwiches on crusty bread!
OUR SALEM BASE Open as usual from 9am – 2pm.
REQUESTS Following on from a recent successful request from John Russell asking to be reunited with his old schoolpal Peter Whitehouse, now in Yorkshire, they are both now meeting up at our Exhibition next Saturday morning and Peter would like to meet up with any others from his class whom he has not seen for 60 years. In our School Class Photographs File we have the Peter’s 1950 Junior School one that include Mrs Corona Price, Jim Dace, Harold Sambrook, Brian Davis, Don Pearson, – Lomas, Ann Webb, June Edwards, Lyn & Margaret Smith, Christine Whitehouse, Pat Foster, Sheila Cartwright, Margaret Mitchell, Eric Heminsley, Jenny Chew, Maureen Newins, Vivienne Lee, Irene Parr, Margaret Horton, Glenys Davies, Penny Allen, Ann Hewitt, Iris Birch, Deanne Morris, Frank Thacker, Roger Richards, Roger Denny, John Barns, Albert Parr, John Illidge, John Russell, David Leach, Roger Moore and Wilfred Barker. All are most welcome!
Amanda from Halifax appeals for details of one of her Cheslyn Hay Bird relations who was killed in a cycling accident in Brewood. Her name was Ethel May Bird and her death was registered in early 1919 and our researchers are looking into it.
25th September 1964 The story of Mr and Mrs William Elwell and their farm Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay.
25th September 1964 The life of Mrs Ethel Gough of 19, Hill Street, Cheslyn Hay.
25th September 1964 Cheslyn Hay Gingham Girls entertaining troupe with names.
26th September 1914 An amusing incident Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.
26th September 1914 C Smallman, of Station Street, leaving to join his battalion.
MEMORIES More from the recollections of Margaret Matthews (nee Middleton) including her schooldays, her family and her working life at Henry Hawkins Ltd and the Hawkins family.
FAMILY HISTORY by Andrew Pearson This week Andrew has researched the Bullock family going back to Simon Bullock Snr who married Anne Stringer on 8 May 1613 in Salopshire but it is only in 1807 that the first Bullock is mentioned in Cheslyn Hay. Other names on the tree are Bate, Corbett, Dutton, Gray, Hartwell, Hawkswell, Heminsley, James, Knowles, Morgan, Owen, Pearson, Pritchard, Smith, Stokes, Thacker, Walker and Whitehouse. Five pages in total and is available in print at £5. Enquiries or advice, free of course, by emailing or phoning me – 01922 414772.
DUNCAN BROUGH Sadly passed away on Sunday 7th September aged 84.

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 7th September 2014

EVENTS Roger’s Chat n Char Morning is this Thursday 11th September with a guest speaker as well as the ‘Play Your Cards Right’ game.
And we are at the Museum of Cannock Chase on Wednesday morning where Peter Cadman will be addressing the other local history societies and outlining what we do.
OUR SALEM BASE is open to everyone on Tuesday but this week we open half an hour later at 9.30am but closing at 2pm. All welcome.
REQUESTS Sheila (nee Ridgway) is after photographs of the Cheslyn Hay Carnival in the sixties where she is on a float with her sister Elaine, their friend Mary Massey as a black lady and her dad as a chimney sweep. Sheila also asks if anyone remembers Mary, as she used to organise the Christmas Party at Hawkins’ Club, and also the weekly dances at the club.
And a request from Pam Jukes who emails ‘I am still plodding away at my Price, Whitehouse, Ridgway families’ genealogy’. My dad was Daniel Price (b1907) who was one of the eighteen children of Enoch and Elizabeth Price of Hobnock Road, Essington. I was born in Chadsmoor in 1935 and my mother was Daisy Constance Ridgway of High Hill, Essington and I would be glad of any associated information you may have.’
RESPONSES We have been able to solve Leslie Sleigh’s request from last week via a response from another part of his family with the full story of Maxwell Knight.
Also Andrew has been able to churn out plenty of information for Paul who is researching his Edgerton family tree. Well supported by Jean and Vi he has discovered William’s wife is Lydia Bromhall and this line, with variant spellings, goes back to 1716 with Francis marrying Susannah Dikison and their son William marrying Ann Wilkeson and with all of their children being born in Cheslyn Hay. Andrew has forwarded a 17 page Descendant Chart to Paul of William Edgerton (b1797 in Darlaston) and Lydia Bromhall, whom he married on 12 Nov 1826 at Bushbury, starting with their six children, all of whom were born in Great Wyrley.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS A Cheslyn Hay Carnival Float with Christine Holcroft, Kath Spooner, Joan Heminsley, Miss Cartwright, and Margaret Eades.
OLD NEWSPAPERS by Dave Washington Stories involving Jacob Aulton (19 Dec 1831), Mr Brough (29 Oct 1836), Emanuel Forrester & John Bird (5 Aug 1837) and the newly erected Hatherton Arms (18 September 1861).
11th September 1964 The Cheslyn Hay Allotments and Cottage Gardener’s Association annual horticultural show with dozens of members and prize winners named.
11th September 1964 A return visit after 40 years for Mr and Mrs F Lunt and her story in Australia. Also her mother, Mrs Florence Mabel Irvine, celebrating her 80th birthday.
11th September 1964 The bowls final of Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Bowls Cup at the club on Sunday.
12th September 1914 A meeting of the Red Cross Society.
MEMORIES We complete the memories of John Turner this week on the Isolation Hospital including Helen Flint,George Bull, Brenda Leighton, Geoffrey Edmunds, Reg Evans and Mabel Horton.
GENERAL NEWS Last month in August we have had a record response of 248 sightings of our local scenes on staffspasttrack. Garretts Shop 79, Brittania Picture House 59, High Street 24, Wootton’s Post Office 20, Salem 19, Hackett’s Butcher’s Shop 18, Albert Hawkins Shop 17, Walter Hackett 12.

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 31st August 2014

EVENTS Peter Cadman is leading the Great Wyrley & Cheslyn Hay Memorial Circular Walk starting from the Great Wyrley Wesleyan Methodist Church up to the Salem Church on Saturday 6th September at 1.30pm.
OUR SALEM BASE Open from 9am to 2pm. Everyone welcome for research, advice or just company. Coffee pot on from 10.30 – 11.30am.
REQUESTS Paul Edgerton is researching his family and emails ‘Through census records and other things on the internet I’ve been able to trace back to William Edgerton. The 1841 census shows William Edgerton (born Darlaston c1801) living in Wyrley with his wife Lydia and 5 children. Any help or advice you might be able to give will be hugely appreciated.’
Another request comes from Leslie Graham Sleigh Jnr who emails ‘My father, Leslie Sleigh, was born and bred in Cheslyn Hay and he was a well known trumpet player and all his family were from the Bonk’ and Leslie believes his father named his brother Maxwell after an officer who served in the First or Second World Wars and asks whether we have anything in our records of this gentleman.
Finally Geoff Stokes has inherited a picture from his Holland grandparents showing a man with a bass drum and he is trying to find his identity. He thinks it may be Joseph Holland’s granddad’s brother who sadly died in WWI and Geoff wants information on the Cheslyn Hay Brass Bands and to see what photographs we have to solve his mystery.
RESPONSES We have taken a huge step forward in reuniting 95 year old Lilian from Pershore with her estranged Rose family in Cheslyn Hay. Full story on request.
Following on from last week’s Newspaper Reports covering 1914 it seems that we have helped to solve a family mystery. Mark Hawkins emails ‘When my granddad was alive I asked him many times how he came to have a glass eye and the answer I always got was ‘It was too long ago and I can’t remember’ but after reading this week’s report I think this was my granddad. His name was Thomas Frederick Hawkins the son of Thomas Henry Hawkins and Elizabeth Hawkins (Crutchley)
And our Military researcher Bob has provided Phil Jones with all the information on Private A E Morris, East Kent Regiment (The Buffs) including his full military career up to when he was killed all available on request.
John Russell’s plea to find his old schoolmate has also been successful with Peter Whitehouse who has responded from East Ayton in North Yorkshire relating where he has spent the last sixty years and he will now be in touch with John.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS A batch of excellent photographs of the Edmunds family with Elsie & Laura and the Whitehouses – Elsie, Vic & Avis Mary, Dennis Slatcher and a Cheslyn Hay Carnival and a Girls Guide troupe both from the 1920s. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
OLD NEWSPAPERS by Dave Washington More from the 1800s. Another auction of the land called Hadley’s Croft occupied by Mr Fisher (16 Jan 1816), the death of Mrs Sayers (15 September 1832, the bankruptcy of William Blewitt, chartermaster and beerhouse keeper (19 Dec 1863), auction of The Hatherton Arms occupied by Thomas Passy and cottages and gardens occupied by Mr Potts (5 May 1865) and the liquidation of grocer, draper and farmer J Hawkins (24 Jan 1880).
4th September 1964 Details of the visit from Canada of Mr Arthur Davies.
4th September 1964 The success of the Cheslyn Hay bowlers in the Jonathan Hunter Charity Bowling Cup.
5th September 1914 The forming of a Relief Committee where all people are listed.
5th September 1914 Full details of the semi-finals and final of the Club’s Challenge Cup.
5th September 1914 Details of the Talbot Bowling Tournament.
5th September 1914 Details of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Bowling Tournament.
MEMORIES Following the recent interest in Helen Flint of the Isolation Hospital we now include full information from an interview with John Turner.
APPEAL As part of this year’s Exhibition on Saturday 27th September, Joanne is preparing a special feature on weddings in the 1960s of local people together with full names and dates etc. Contact via the email address below or any member of the committee.
GENERAL NEWS Our old friend Vic Mitchell, author of both Steam Train and Trolley Buses books, has produced another excellent book entitled ‘Walsall Trolley Buses’ and is available from 6th September. Priced at £17.95, we will be selling them to our members at £15. Orders taken via the email address below.

Cheslyn HayWeekly News – 24th August 2014

EVENTS   This month’s speaker is the incredible 99 year old Kay Matthews who will be talking about ‘A Romp through Ten Decades’.  At the Salem on Thursday 28th August at 7.30pm.  £1 including refreshments.

OUR SALEM BASE  Open from 9am to 2pm.  Everyone welcome and one of our visitors this week is Jenni Bond from Australia who would love to have the opportunity to meet anyone with her family connections of Homeshaw, Garratt, Pearson and Heminsley.

REQUESTS  Phil Jones emails the following information - The Great War Roll of Honour for Stafford Company W H Dorman includes all 300 employees who were involved in the hostilities and of those 24 died, including a Private A E Morris of 25 Saredon Road Cheslyn Hay. Apprenticed in the Fitting Dept at Dormans he joined the Colours in April 1917.  After 8 weeks training he went to France with the 7th East Kent Regiment. and was killed in action in the ‘big push’ of March 21st 1918 and Phil adds ‘I would be pleased to know any further information such as full name etc.  There is a photo of Mr Morris in the Wm Salt Library and for any relatives, there will be a Dorman Great War Commemoration being held in Stafford at the end of next month.’

And a plea from John Russell who wishes to contact an old school pal Peter Whitehouse, born about 1943, with whom he went to the junior school but he hasn’t seen or heard of him since John moved to Great Wyrley.

RESPONSES   We have received responses to Elena’s request to find her grandmother’s family by the name of Rose and there’s every chance that the family will be able to meet up for the first time in the near future.  Firstly we have had to eliminate Mr Gwylym Eifion Williams of Wednesbury from our enquiries as this gentleman has no connection with the Rose family, but we have been more successful with Mrs Bronwen Carrier and her family.

Unfortunately we have been unable to help Nina with her grandmother’s (Matilda Collier nee Parsonage) final resting place except that she was not buried at either Cheslyn Hay or Great Wyrley but probably at St Lukes in Cannock.

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS   Three photographs of Jean & Margaret Bullock with Malcolm Baker and Leonard Crofts on the Rec plus four photographs of the Heminsleys – Joan, Jannet, Clive & John with Albert Jones, John Turner, Cynthia Griffiths, Mary Baker, Davinia Fletcher, Ann McLachlan & Marlene Jones around the area as well as on a school trip to New Brighton.  Also one of Cliff & Nellie Turner in the Isolation Hospital grounds.  Copies are £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS  Copies of a 1922 Auction Catalogue at Black Lees Farm selling livestock, agricultural implements and furniture and a 1943 St Marks Parish Magazine.

OLD NEWSPAPERS by Dave Washington  William Fisher selling off land (all listed) at the Holly Bush by auction (10 Aug 1805), another auction of pieces of Cheslyn Hay land occupied by Richard Green, Joseph Stokes (4 pieces), Mr Bickford, Thomas Weaver, Henry Walters, William Poynor, William Shepheard, S Walker, W Sambrooke, Isaac Stokes and Richard Groom (21 Nov 1825), an auction of a Water Engine and Colliery effects by Mr Brown (29 Mar 1841), a case of assault by a besom maker, Francis Westwood(22 Nov 1865) and Cheslyn Hay’s New Connection Chapel being authorised for solemnizing marriages (8 May 1850).


28th August 1964  Several paragraphs of the Cheslyn Hay carnival and fete, listing all the entertainment and the winners and competitors af all the events.

28th August 1964  The funeral of Mrs Isabelle May Clark of 6 High Street and the details of her life.

28th August 1964  A novel suggestion from the Parish Council to the local Headmasters for something ‘extra’ to add to the school curriculum.

28th August 1964  A story on Cheslyn Hay pensioner, Mr Laurence Whitehouse and his wife Susannah.

28th August 1964  Complaints about Cheslyn Hay as being ‘filthy’.

29th August 1914  A rather unfortunate shooting accident occurred at Cheslyn Hay naming all the accused and victims.

29th August 1914  Details of a foot race at Cheslyn Hay.
29th August 1914  An appeal from the President of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club to assist one of their unfortunate members.

29th August 1914  Details of a meeting of ladies held at the Primitive Methodist Church to raise funds for the Red Cross Society. 

MEMORIES  This week we look at the development of coffee houses throughout the country and welcomed by Cheslyn Hay as alternative venues to the many public houses on the village naming all the coffee houses and their owners.

FAMILY HISTORY by Andrew Pearson  Benton tree now completed.

GENERAL NEWS  Edna Brown has organised her Annual Coach Trip on Thursday 11th September to Llandudno and she has four places left at £12.50.

Fuller details of any of the above stories will be happily provided by contacting me at the email address below – or to receive the full unedited version every Sunday morning by joining for £5.