Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 10th February 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Valentine Thursday is ” Love is all around” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

 

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

Rogers Trips 2019
Our first trip this year will be on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer
The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We are only taking one coach so  tickets will be available to members first, any tickets remaining  after 1st April will be for available for everyone to purchase. 

Our next trip will be to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 8th 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 Cheslyn Hay at 8pm 
Please contact Roger Moore to book your seats for both on 01785 212412

 

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.

8th February 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Albert Pearson of Cheslyn Hay found guilty in court case.

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington
4th February 1919
Details of the Weekly Casualty list ( War Office And Air Ministry) of returned prisoners of war

 

Research
One of our members has enquired about the house his grandparents Harold William and Annie Corns lived in. Full details of our research.

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter- 3rd February 2019

Events

No events this week, but don’t forget Rogers Chat n char this month will be on valentines day so hope you will all be in a romantic mood.

Our Salem Base

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

Requests

We have had a request on our website this week from Norman Bennett, he is trying to find Julie Selman who used to live in Sandown Avenue in 1973.
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What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.

Cannock Chase Courier

30th January1953

Response to the complaint on the Library service at Cheslyn Hay 

Cannock Chase Courier

1st Febuary1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Mr. S, H. Harvey convened a meeting with the object of contributing to the James Perry Testimonial Fund.
Sapper George Kingston, R.E. of Queen Street, returned home after being a Prisoner of War for twelve months.
On Friday evening the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society granted money to each to the Prisoners of War who have returned home.

Article Researched by Dave Washington

Stafford Advertiser 25 January 1919

The funeral took place on Sunday at Cheslyn Hay of Mrs Elizabeth Whitehouse, who was the oldest inhabitant of Cheslyn hay.

Further research into Elizabeth Whitehouse has shown several anomalies though.  Full details given.

General News

Tony Bibb
Passed away peacefully on 22nd January 2019, aged 77 years.
The Funeral Service will take place at 10.30 am on Wednesday 13th February at St Saviours Church, Hatherton, followed by cremation at Bushbury Crematorium at 11.30 am.  There will then be a celebratory wake at The Barns, Cocksparrow Lane, Huntington, Cannock, WS12 4PB at around 12.30 pm
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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 27th January 2019

Events

Our Speakers night is this Thursday 31st January at 7.30pm in the Main Hall, Salem Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay. Admission £1 including refreshments.  We are welcoming Keith Hodgkins who is giving a talk entitled  “Beers & Breweries of the Black Country”. 

Our Salem Base

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

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

The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.


23rd January 1953 Cannock Chase Courier

Details of the Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club Meeting.

Postbag……. Library Service at Cheslyn Hay

 E. Carter Leader of Great Wyrley boys club and county youth committee representative giving his response on the history of the Cheslyn Hay library.

25th January 1919 Cannock Chase Courier

Cheslyn Hay Bowling Club Presentations of the Cheslyn Hay Senior Bowling Club at the Red Lion Hotel together with all names.

25th January 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
The members and friends of Salem Church experienced a two days successful Bazaar including prize winners of the Billiards Tournament.
On Saturday the local Institute football team journeyed to Bloxwich, to meet All Saints Club in a friendly match. Result and goalscorers.

Memories

Dr. Ken Williams and Family by Peter Cadman Memories part 2

More details including Tim and Philip Perks, Ian Scott, Gordon Larger Joe and Eunice Cadman, Fred and Nora Scott, Dr. Ken and Dorothy Williams,Chris Jervis and Sue Jervis (now Whitehouse).

General News

One of our long standing members Tony Bibb has sadly passed away this week, his funeral arrangements will be announced in the newsletter as soon as we have the details. We would like to send our condolences to his family on behalf of the History Society and all our members.

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Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 20 January 2019

Events
No events this week.

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

Requests
Daniella Portner posted on our facebook page
My great grandparents were William Russell and Drucilla Winfer/Winter, through their daughter Ruth Russell. They originated in your area and moved to Yorkshire. I would love to connect with anyone else who is related to them and share information!
Sylvia Parsons emails from Essex, she is researching her Dukes family who have connections with Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley in the 1700s.
Judith Kinsey emails I did ask for help with my researches in 2017 but unfortunately due to family commitments I was unable to response to people who contacted the history society with help on my Stokes line. ‘Up to now I have been looking in the wrong place as I thought it was Heath Hayes as my
Mum used to go and stay on a farm with her Aunt Marinder Stokes who lived there. I am one of the great granddaughters of Lavinia Stokes but my mum and her sisters and brothers have all passed on now but I remember asking about family history so when I found your mention of Inkerman and Marinder Stokes etc I knew we have the same family.’  Judith is appealing for any help we can provide.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.

8th January 1953  Cannock Chase Courier
Cheslyn Hay Fancier wins at Wheaton Aston.  Full story

16th January 1953
Cheslyn Hay Co-op Women’s Guild
Final arrangements for a New Year party to be held on January the 28th were discussed at Cheslyn Hay Co-op women’s Guild on Wednesday.
Cheslyn Hay Salem Women’s Own
Mr. Herbert Perks gave a reading from the Rev. William May’s books to members of Salem Women’s Own Cheslyn Hay on Wednesday, and also accompanied the singing. Mrs. A H Puckering presided.  

Cannock Chase Courier  18th January 1919 Lieutenant Roland William Charles Hosegood, M.C. 8th Btn, Sask
Full details of an abstract from a Canadian paper.

18th January 1919 Victory Bazzar at Cheslyn Hay
Salem Church Schools, at Cheslyn Hay, provided a good attendance at the opening ceremony, which was performed by Mr. Felix Fellows, of Stourbridge
During the afternoon and evening the ladies and gentlemen of the various stalls were very successful in disposing of the numerous articles, and the Bazzar continued on Friday.

18th January 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society it was decided to make a further gift of £1 10s 0d to all soldiers who had been Prisoners of War, making a sum of £2 10s 0d each. Full list of all the Prisoners of War who have received this special gift given.

18th January 1919  Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club
A meeting of the above was held on Tuesday evening, when Captain Shirley Hawkins presided and it was unanimously decided to play during the coming season.

Memories
Dr. Ken Williams and Family by Peter Cadman part 1

Peter adds a few more details and anecdotes to her mention of Dr. Ken Williams and his Family including Major Tom Foulke, Joe and Eunice CadmanDulcie and Horace Jervis and Arnold Horton.
To be concluded next week.

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 13th January 2019

Events

No events this week
Last Thursday’s Chat N Char was a great success with almost 40 visitors to see Rogers Game for a laugh.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

This week in 1969 Cannock was in the news all over the country as the Christine Darby case had started
7th January 1969
Raymond Leslie Morris of Regent House, Green Lane, Walsall, Staffordshire was charged with murdering Christine Ann Darby.

Cannock Chase Courier
11th January 1919 Full details of court case of Isaiah Mason, of Cheslyn Hay, summoned for assaulting his wife on Christmas night.

11th January 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay 
On Sunday morning the proposed procession in connection with the Cheslyn Hay Branch of the discharged Soldiers and Sailors Federation took place and proved very successful.
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society on Friday evening there were over fifty letters and cards from local Soldiers and Sailors thanking the committee for Christmas gifts including Mrs. Bowater, whose husband had died in France returning from being a Prisoner of War, had received £2 10s.from the above committee.

Memories of Mrs Madge Shirley part 2
Full story of Madge and Eric living in the High Street, where they started their family and including stories of Dr Ken Williams, Albert Dando, Mike Noden and Schraders.

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Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly Newsletter – 6th January 2019

Events

This Thursday is Roger’s first Chat n Char of the year the theme is “Game for a Laugh”, starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.
Our Salem Base

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

 

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

The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.

 

1st January 1969 Birmingham Post

Accident involving Mr Malcolm Walker 22 of Pinfold lane, Cheslyn Hay.

4th January 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Salem Methodist Church choir sang carols on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Private Fred Brough of 137, Station Street arrived home on Monday after recovering from serious war wounds.

Mrs. Bosworth of Station Street received news that her husband Pte T. Bosworth, who had been a Prisoner of War for over twelve months died on Monday, the 23rd of December.

One of the chief topics of gossip during the past week has been the “lighting question”.  One citizen remarked on Monday evening-when it was very dark- that there ought to be a great effort made to secure lights in the streets, as is the case by Cannock and Bridgtown.  He could not understand why Cheslyn Hay should be behind in the lighting of the streets.
Memories

Memories of Mrs Madge Shirley with full details of her early life running the chip shop with her husband Eric in Cheslyn Hay.

General News

Now you have all put up your new calendars don’t forget to mark down these dates
Thursday night speakers 2019 7.30pm
31st January  “Beers & Breweries of the Black Country” by Keith Hogkins

28th February  ” The Life of Fred Dibnah” by Dr John Wilcox

28th March “History of The Comic Song” (accompanied by his Ukelele) by Nicholas Corder

Rogers Chat “n” Char mornings 10am til noon
10th January

14th February

14th March


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Cheslyn Hay &DLS Newsletter – 23 & 30 December 2018

We would like to wish all our members
Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is now closed for Christmas and the New Year and we will reopen Tuesday 8th January  9am – 2pm
Request

We have received the following enquiry “I have found a set of Sir Joseph Banks medals that were presented to a Mr. Charles Hughes between 1918 and 1925, as well as five brass plaques which seem to have been presented at the Cannock Show. The medals all seem to have been presented in Cannock and Districts, apart from one, which was presented at Brewood and Districts. There is also a Gardening Illustrated medal from 1922, a Championship Medal from Toogod and Sons, and a Smallholder Championship Medal. I wondered if these medals had any significance, or if Charles Hughes of the Cannock / Brewood division of the Horticultural Society was of relevance to the Cannock historical community, so I thought I’d enquire.
I live in New Zealand, and the medals were in my late father’s possession. He worked at storage facility so had a great many curious objects, I would be grateful for any information on these medals”.

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

Cannock Advertiser
18th December 1968
Old people at Ivy House Welfare Home, Cannock, enjoyed a night of cabaret last Friday, when the Cheslyn Hay group of entertaining troupes performed for them.

18th December 1968
Last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Salem Wesley Guild consisted of a “devotional evening”, with Mr. Roy Biddle of Cannock.

18th December 1968
Salem Women’s Own, Cheslyn Hay, held their annual Christmas tea, last week, at the Salem Church Rooms.

18th December 1968
The funeral service of Mr. Anthony Harold Richards, of 39, Leveson Avenue, Cheslyn Hay, took place at the Salem Methodist Church followed by cremation at Bushbury.

24th December 1968
Children of CH Primary School spent an afternoon playing games and competitions at their Christmas parties last week with guests at the parties the Rev. J. R. Hicks and Mrs. I. McLachlan.

24th December 1968
Members of Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s attended a Christmas party on Thursday with full details given.

24th December 1968
A letter from former resident of Landywood, Mrs. Margaret Allen who left home in the village for the “hot summer sun” of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Cannock Chase Courier
21 December 1918
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society it was reported that three Prisoners of War arrived home last week, Viz. Privates J. Waltho, Pearce and W. Westwood.
28th December /1918
Private J. Waltho who has recently returned to his home in Hatherton Street, sent a letter of thanks to the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society. There are only two more local lads who have not as yet returned home, who have been in the hands of the enemy.  Last weekend the Relief Committee gave 30 widows and bereaved 5s for a Christmas gift, and sent 300 local Soldiers and Sailors a Postal Order of 1s 6d. each, and a pair of socks. Last week the Annual Christmas Don Tournament took place at the local Working Men’s Club, when prizes were offered.  There was an entry of 104 competitors, with details of the winners.

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