Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 7th July 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 11th June is “Its a Dirty Job” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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

Rogers Trips 2019
We still have some 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. Could all monies still owing  please be paid as soon as possible.  We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am  

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

Cannock Advertiser  3rd July 1969  £100 was donated to the Cheslyn Hay Salem Church by villagers in the churches special “Gift Day” services on Sunday.  
3rd July 1969  Details of the Hawkins Football Club’s annual dinner and dance on Saturday including all the individual awards.

Cannock Courier  5th July1919  No News for Cheslyn Hay 

Archives
A fiche reader has kindly been donated to us by Sue Challenger.  This will be available for our visitors to use at our base on Tuesday mornings

Free Sites for Family History Research
Details of the Free Census, Free Births Marriage Death Index, Free Registers, Family Search, Uk Birth Marriage Deaths, Gravestone Photos, Irish Research, and Genuki who is the UK and Ireland Genealogy gateway site.

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 30th 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 9 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. Could all monies still owing  please be paid as soon as possible.
We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am

Archives
Some very interesting books have recently been donated to our library, including:

211 World War II – Combat Uniforms & Insignia
212 A Writer at War – Vasilly Grossman 1941-5 – Red Army
214 Badeker’s Guide – Great Britain 1890
219 Bradshaws Canals & Navigable Rivers
220 History of Staffordshire – Roman Times to 1735
221 Bradshaws Great British Railway Journeys 1863

We have an extensive library covering many subjects. Why not come along on a Tuesday – 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and have a browse.

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

Cannock Advertiser  26th June 1969  Animosity towards the LERWA puts end to 1970 carnival

Cannock Chase Courier  28th June 1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay  On Monday evening a strong but interesting discussion took place respecting the timing of the “Peace Terms” by the Germans.
On Friday last Lance Corporal Jack Brown, of the Warwickshire Regiment, paid a brief visit to his parents.  On Saturday he accompanied the local cricket team to Walsall Wood.  

28th June 1919  In Memoriam  In loving memory of our dear son Lance Corporal Edward Aulder Bentonof the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, first reported missing June 28 1918, now reported to have been killed in action same date.
28th June 1919  Thomas Lockett, Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, was summoned for keeping a dangerous dog after several had been bitten. 

Members News

I have just received the following very sad message from Robert Taylor

I am writing this on behalf of my mom Elizabeth Taylor (Nee Dorothy Matthews)

My dad Alan Taylor passed away on 28th June at Stoke Hospital at the age of 91

Mom (who will be 91 Aug) and dad had been together since they were 20 years old, they had been married for 68 years and always lived in the same house. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 23rd June 2019

Events

Our speakers night this month is on 26th June  2019 at 7.30 The Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay admission £1 including refreshments
The theme is ” The Story of The Two Crosses – William Coltman VC” by Tim Coltman 

William Coltman  was arguably one of the bravest and most heroic men to have served in our armed forces during World War One. All of his awards for bravery and valour were gained without him firing a single shot.During World War One, William served as a stretcher bearer with The North Staffordshire Regiment, who through amalgamation are now the 3rd Battalion the Mercian Regiment. William Coltman VC is buried in Burton, Staffordshire at St Mark’s Church, Winshill.

 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. We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am 

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

Cannock Advertiser
19th June 1969  Glancing Backwards 17th June 1944
Mr Isaac Sheldon of 18, Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, has found a penny dated 1261, over 680 years old in his allotment.

19th June 1969  Salem Women’s Own held their June tea last week in Salem Church Rooms. 

19th June 1969  Cheslyn Hay’s Gingham Girls competed in entertainment troupe competitions at Oswestry on Saturday to retain the challenge cup they won last year. Full report.

Cannock Chase Courier  21st June 1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
  Last week Miss. Amy Wesley, daughter of William Wesley, of Station Street, suddenly passed away.
Some weeks Lawson visited these hostelries and opened the various boxes, and the amount collected was really surprising. The secretary gives the following amounts: – from the Talbot box, £1 10s 6d. Red Lion £1, Colliers Arms 16s. Bricklayers Arms 1s. Rose and Crown 5s.  Lord Nelson 3s 9½d, Mr. T. Williams, tobacconist, 5s 3d.
The local Institute adjoining the Salem Church is a progressive institution and at present there are more members than for some time past with a football club and during the past season the players performed very well, in fact only three matches were lost during the whole season and Fred Baker has signed a professional form for Stafford Rangers.  

21st June 1919  On Monday morning Mrs. Susannah Jones, of 40, Low Street, received a communication from the Record Office, York, stating that the death of her husband Corporal Herbert Jones, who has been missing since the 29th of March 1918, must have taken place on that date.  Corporal Jones ago a box was placed at the public hostelries to collect money for the Peace Celebrations.
Last weekend Mr. R. H. Brough and Mr. C. T. was formerly a miner at West Cannock Colliery, before enlisting in the Army, five years ago, and for over four years was on active service in France.  He leaves a widow and one child to mourn his loss.

General News
This is the entry on the Commonwealth war Graves Website for Corporal Herbert Jones mentioned in the above newspaper report of 21st June 1919
Corporal Jones, Herbert
Service Number 15245
Died 29/03/1918 Aged 29
1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Jones, of 22, Belt Rd., Chadsmoor, Hednesford, Staffs; husband of Susannah Jones, of 40, Low St., Cheslyn Hay, Walsall.
He is commemorated
 at Arras Memorial  Bay 2 and 3, France.

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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

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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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