Cheslyn Hay Local History Society -Newsletter 3rd October 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
At our Speakers night last week we welcomed Andrew French who entertained us with his excellent  talk “The Rise and Rise of Morecombe & Wise

Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Entry will be strictly ticket only  please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 for all enquires, only 6 tickets left

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

Cannock Advertiser & Courier  1st October 1921  The Salem Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay, celebrated its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday last.  Full story.

Important Sale of Freehold Properties  Details of propeties sold by South and Stubbs at Cheslyn Hay on Tuesday, October 18th,1921

In Memoriam.  HEMINSLEY On the 16th Ult. at Black Lees Farm, Saredon, Alfred, dearly loved husband of Lucy Ann Heminsley.

Cheslyn Hay Pariah Council  Story of the indisposition of the  Chairman Mr FW Hawkins.

Parish Council Outing  The Vice-Chairman (Mr. Baxter) stated that the members of the Council, thanks to the Chairman (Mr. Hawkins), had enjoyed a most enjoyable outing to Church Stretton and Wenlock Edge.
Education  Details of a very satifactory report relative to educational matters in the township.

CHESLYN HAY AND GREAT WYRLEY

A meeting of the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial Committee was held but there was still a balance to be found.

A fire alarm was raised at the Old Coppice Colliery on Saturday.  Damage to the extent of about £300 was done and a motor lorry destroyed.

There was considerable discussion at the Parish Council relative to allotments, footpaths and fences at the recreation ground.  Full details.

Story of an unfortunate accident took place in Holly Bush Lane, on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of a valuable horse.

The Salvation Army celebrated their Harvest Festival, on Sunday, when services were held in the Assembly Room of the Working Men’s Club.  Full details.

The members of the Talbot Bowling Club are to be heartily congratulated upon winning the Bloxwich and District League Championship. Full details with names of the successful winners.

Shareshill Garden Party was held on the Vicarage Lawn, Shareshill, on Thursday afternoon, in aid of the renovation fund of the Parish Church.  Full details.

Newspaper for this week in 1971 is missing

Mercia, The ancient Kingdom of Central Englandby Peter Cadman part 6

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society -Newsletter 26th September 2021

Salem Base

Speakers Night    30th September 2021 at 7.30pm admission  £1.00 including refreshments.  Our Speaker for the evening is Andrew French “The Rise & Rise of Morecombe & Wise Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

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

Looking back to this month in Cannock Advertiser  1st September 1956
Details of the concluding service of the ministry of the Rev. A. Hall Puckering of the Salem, Cheslyn Hay.

Cannock Advertiser  24th September 1921
Story of the Alexandra Rose Day in Cheslyn Hay and the amount collected fr the charity.

Story of Jack Bown and Fred Altree being the two most successful bowlers of the Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club.

The adjourned Open-Air Concert took place on the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Bowling Green last Sunday.  Full story.

A meeting of the workers of the garden party held at Cheslyn Lodge took place at Great Wyrley Church Sunday School on Tuesday evening when the Rev. A. H. Lanfear presided with names and full details.

Details of the funeral of Edward Hemingsley, of Black Lees Farm, Cheslyn Hay.

A presentation was made to Mrs. Potts, the retiring licensee of the Lord Nelson Inn, Cheslyn Hay, on Saturday.

General News  Last week we published  the sad news that Olive Mary Kendall nee Whitehouse, had passed away at her home in Ipswich, aged 97 years,  We printed that it was her son  Ron Whitehouse who had informed us but in fact it was her brother Ron Whitehouse from Cannock  . We would like to  apologise for our  mistake. suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society – Newsletter 19th September 2021

Salem Base  Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment  We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Speakers Night  29th September 2021 at 7.30pm admission  £1.00 including refreshments.
Our Speaker for the evening is Andrew French “The Rise & Rise of Morecombe & Wise.”

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

This week because of missing newspapers in the Archives we are looking back to The Cannock Chase Courier September 1953 and 1903

4th Spetember 1953  Details of the Cannock Rural District Council suggestion of using part of the canal reservoir off Walkmill Lane, Cheslyn Hay, for house refuse tipping.

11th September 1953  Dr. L. D. Malone, of Cheslyn Hay, recalled to members of Cheslyn Hay over 60 club the familiar jingle supposed to have been scratched on a window pane at the Four Crosses Inn, Hatherton by Dr. Johnathon Swift.  Full story.

From the Cannock Chase Courier 1903
5th September 1903  
Story regarding the opening ceremony of working men’s club.

5th September 1903
  Full details of the Sunday school anniversary in connection with the Salem Church.

General News  We have received the sad news from Ron that  his mother, Olive Mary Whitehouse, has passed away at her home in Ipswich, aged 97 years. We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to all the family.  Olive lived her earlier life before the war in the family home of 3 Cemetery Street, Cheslyn Hay . She was the daughter of Harry & Susannah Whitehouse. During the war she  joined the WRAF and she  married Reginald Kendall at Salem Cheslyn Hay in1945. Olives son Ron still lives in the Cannock area.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 12th September 2021

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
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We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Entry will be strictly  ticket only and we have only 10 left for sale. Tickets are just £8 Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve.

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

Birmingham Daily Post  7 September 1971  Details of the Cannock Urban Council considering a fifth village in its local government reorganisation proposals.

Staffordshire Advertiser  10 September 1921  The Cheslyn Hay Madrigal Society has appointed its officials for the coming winter season.  Full details.

Cannock Courier & Advertiser  10th September 1921
At a meeting of the Relief Committee it was decided to hold the open-air concert, postponed from August 7th on Sunday evening September 18th.

Story of the Talbot Bowling Competition held this week with names and scores included.

The financial result of the recent Football Carnival was £24 and will be handed over to the hospitals..

Part Five of the Mercia the ancient Kingdom of Central England by Peter Cadman

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 5th September 2021

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Chat n Cha

See you all on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 10am for a drink and a natter, we will be following all covid recommendations and look forward to seeing you all.

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

4 September 1971  Rugeley Times   Story of the new licensesd restaurant opening at the Old Wyrley Hall,

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley 3rd September 1921  Story of a football carnival taking place on Saturday afternoon on the Villa Football Ground betweenn Cheslyn Hay Boys team followed by a Cheslyn Hay Ladies match.  Full details.

Details of the local cricket club’s most successful seasons naming players.

Future of the Barn Flat Ground being discussed but with no football to be played there this season.

Story of the unveiling of the Great Wyrley War Memorial this weekend and the recreation ground will be opened by Col. W. Harrison.

Details of the pit accident concerning Councillor R. Brough.

Court case of scrumping apples worth two shillings (10p) at Middle Hill Farm, Cheslyn Hay.  Heavy fines.  Full details.

Responses

Judith Robertshaw has received a response to her email from last week re  Dormans FC.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 29th August 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Cheslyn Hay Community  Club
We are displaying a presentation of the history of the War Memorial covering the last 100 years on our stall at the Summer Fete at Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports club today 29th August 12pm to 4pm.

Speakers Evening
Last Thursday 26th August we had an excellent turnout for Steve Geale who entertained us in full Tudor costume with his very interesting talk on  ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. 

Lesley Smith as Katharine of Aragon
We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Tickets are just £8 and will be available very shortly. Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve your tickets as space is limited and demand is expected to be high.

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

24th  August 1971 Birmingham Daily Post   Councilor William George Mytton has died in hospital aged 60. Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  27th August 1921  Details of the marriage at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, between Mr. Donald S. Lowe, son of Mrs. Harvey of Rock Villa’s, and Miss. Florence May, youngest daughter of Mr. Geo. Hudson, of Cheslyn Hay.
27th August 1921 Cheslyn Hay News

The Senior Bowling Club completed its competition on Monday evening with details and scores of the final rounds.
A presentation took place on Tuesday evening, at the Red Lion Hotel to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Seedhouse.  Full story.

Licensing  Transfer of the license of the Red Lion Inn from Mr. G. W. Seedhouse to Mr. Richard H. Lockett. 
Bowls  Outcome of the match Summer House(Wolverhampton) v Cheslyn Hay Senior Club.

Enquiry from Website  Judith Robertshaw emailed us asking for details of a gold medal presented to a Dormans FC player at the Penkridge Charity Cup 1920-21.
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 22nd August 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors. 

Speakers Evening
On Thursday 26th August 7.30pm we will be welcoming Steve Geale who will be entertaining us with a talk ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. Entrance will be £1 including light refreshments.

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

Cannock Chase Advertiser  21 August 1971  Road Check Found Faults on Lorry of Calf Heath driver
Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser

20th August 1921  Court case involving Thomas Wheeler and Margaret Wheeler of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details.

20th August 1921  Story of a committee independent of the Parish Council, is undertaking the arrangements for the Hospital Fete following dispute.
Details of the Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club’s successful season.

Full story of the memorial service held at the Salem church and the unveiling of the War Memorial.

20th August 1921  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council meeting with a dispute over the street lighting.

Part Four of the Mercia the Ancient Kingdom of Central England by Peter Cadman

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