Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 24 March 2019

Events
Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm. The theme is “The History of The Comic Song” with Nicholas Corder.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.

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

Research
We recently had an email from Mark Sellar who is researching pre 1939 Police Fire Brigades Officers and he has provided us with full information on Superintendent William Stokes late Wolverhampton Police Fire Brigade and who died in Cheslyn Hay 1918.

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

Cannock Advertiser  20th March 1969
Cheslyn Hay Group of Entertaining Troupes will this year enter a senior troupe, the Katrinas in competition work as announced in this week’s AGM.

20th March 1969
The newly formed women’s group in Cheslyn Hay which is designed for married and single women has finally been given a name “The Coffee Box”.

 Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own  20th March 1969  Instead of their usual meeting last week members of Cheslyn Hay Salem Women’s Own paid their annual trip to the theatre.

20th March 1969  Glancing Back  March 18 1944
A concert and competition at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club on Sunday, or the benefit of the Red Cross Society and Comforts Fund realised £15 5s 6d.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier  In Memorium  22nd March 1919
Shorter – In loving memory of Jack, the dear son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Shorter, of Cheslyn Hay killed in action March 21st 1918 aged 21 years.
Parish Meeting at Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The Annual Parish Meeting was held at the Cheslyn Hay Council Schools on Monday evening for the purpose of electing eleven Parish Councillors.  Full details given.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The secretary of Dorman’s Football Club has written to Mr. A. E. Elwell, stating that a strong team will attend on Saturday next to play a match on the Barn Flat Ground, when the whole of the proceeds will be devoted to Tom Goodman who had his leg broken at Stafford a fortnight ago.
Mr. Arthur Denny, of Low Street, who has been demobilised after doing his “bit” in France, finds that his health will not permit him to continue his usual occupation as a miner.  Hence he has started a little business in the fish trade.

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter 17th March 2019

Events
No Events this week. We had an excellent turnout to last weeks Chat N Char with almost 40 visitors.
Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
Membership Renewal
Annual Membership is now due for renewal
Membership is on a per household basis @£5 per annum (1st April to 31st March)
If you would like your newsletter posted instead of emailed there is an extra charge of £7

Replies
Carrying on from our post in the newsletter of 3rd march 2019 regarding the Brough Family Organisation
Peter Cadman has emailed that he has traced his Brough ancestors back to Leek in Staffordshire in 1572.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
13th March 1969 Cannock Advertiser
Glancing Back to March 4 1944
At the annual meeting of Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club it was decided to award £10 each year to the local schools and provide prizes for the children of members of the club.
Cheslyn Hay Wesley Guild
13th March 1969
It was home mission week at last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Wesley Guild, with Mr. B. Kingston in the chair.
Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club
13th March 1969
Mrs. D. Smith, Chairman, presided over a very good attendance at last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club with guest speaker Mr. I. Walker.

15th March 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
On Saturday afternoon last quite a good number accompanied the local Institute football team to Stafford where a match was played. A very regrettable incident occurred when Tom Goodman got his leg broken in two places.
The members of the Working Men’s Club appeared to take much interest in the annual election of officers last week. Mr. W. Hall was re-elected as President with 90 votes with full details of the seven vacancies on the Committee from 26 nominations.
Cheslyn Hay Permanent War Memorial
15th March 1919
On Monday evening the Cheslyn Hay Permanent War Memorial Committee, decided to take a ballot of the inhabitants on the question voting on five separate suggestions.

General News
Paul Harper
who was our local butcher, Lotes, Cross Street has sadly passed away this week, we would like to send our condolences to his family.
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Cheslyn hay History Society Newsletter – 10th March 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 14th March is “Musical Memories” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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

Membership Renewal
Annual Membership is now due for renewal
Membership is on a per household basis @£5 per annum (1st April to 31st March)

We have a couple of ways you can join or renew your annual membership:-
1) You can send/post your membership details:-
Full Name
Address and Post Code
Telephone number
Email Address
Along with the annual membership fee of £5.00p (renewable on 1st April 2019)
Please make your cheque payable to – CH&DLHS (you can also pay by cash if you
wish?), and send it to:-
Rob Allan,
Membership Secretary CH&DLHS,
9 Coltsfoot View,
Cheslyn Hay,
Staffordshire.
WS6 7BG
2) Via our web-site  
www.chdlhs.co.uk/payments  you can connect to our PayPal
account and make your application via PayPal, you are required to register your details
and we can then pick them up from PayPal.
Please note if you already pay your membership via PayPal you do not need to do
anything, as your membership will automatically renew on the anniversary every year.

Rogers Trips 2019
Our first trip this year will be on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. Sold out 

Only 6 tickets left for Leicester
Our  trip to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III  will be on Thursday 18th July. The cost will be £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 

Replies
One of members Brian Morris emailed re :-The Brough Family Organisation mentioned in last weeks newsletter outlining the massive connection with the Brough Family in Leek.

Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry)
Researched by Dave Washington 4th March 1919  W. T. Lawson 488344 was killed 14th January 1919.  Full details given.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
6th March 1969 Cannock Advertiser
Mr. Don Perks, of “Avalon”, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, in an interview detailing his contacts throughout the world by means of his hobby as a radio operator.
Details of the renovation of the Cannock Rural Council’s Refuse Pulverising Plant at Cheslyn Hay.

8th March 1919 Cannock Chase Courier 
Mr. T. Weetman presided over a large gathering of the Red Cross Society, at the Salem Schools to raise funds to give a good reception to the “lads” when they return home.
Also a large audience assembled at the Red Lion where a Concert took place in aid of Jack Elwell who has been unable to work for five years.   Full details given.
8th March 1919 The Cheslyn Hay Council School presented a W
 hist Drive, Dance and Social in aid of James Perry.  Full details given.
8th March 1919  Bert Smith and Thomas Harvey, of Littlewood, found guilty in court case.

General News
One of our members has acquired some antique furniture which she would like to donate to a museum or a similar establishment. If anyone has any ideas on how we can proceed with this request please send me an email to the address below.
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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 24th February 2019

Events

Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 28th February at 7.30pm. The theme  is “The Life of Fred Dibnah an English steeplejack and television personality with a keen interest in mechanical engineering (1938 -2014 )  The talk is by Dr. John Wilcock MA (Oxon), Bsc, Phd, CEng, FIET, FBCS, CITP, President of Staffordshire Archaeological Society. Admission £1.00 including refreshments.
Our Salem Base

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

21st  February 1969 Birmingham Daily Post
Bad Weather hits Staffordshire

Cannock Chase Courier
22nd February1919  Cannock Rural District Council
The above council invites applications in respect of appointments for Working Waterworks Local Manager for their waterworks at Cheslyn Hay and Sewage Works Local Manager.

22nd February 1919 Acknowledgement
Mrs. Strathers, Cheslyn Hay, wishes to thank her many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy during her sad bereavement.

22nd February 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
The inquest to the death of Alfred Strathers, who was drowned in the reservoir was held at the Bricklayers Arms.  Full details given.

The Madrigal Musical Society, which was organised at Salem Church a few weeks ago, has made excellent progress.
A meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society was held on Friday eveningdiscussing letters from Easr Africa and the returned Prisoners of War.

Donations of Artefacts for our Archives

Canteen of Cutlery presented to M Merchant 1948 for 10 years service with the Cannock Chase Coal Owners Rescue Service.
Books:- Coal ” A Human History, Around Cannock Chase, The Rescue Mans Manual, Statutory Rules and Orders 1928, Coal Mines Act 1911.
Various certificates awarded to Mr Merchant.
We have had a large donation of coalmining artefacts gifted to us by the late Reg Whittingham which we will be cataloguing during the next few weeks

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 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

Please contact Roger Moore to book your seats for both trips on 01785 212412

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 17th February 2019

Events
No events this week. Date for you diary, the theme for our speakers night this month is “The Life of Fred Dibnah) by Dr. John Wilcock on Thursday 28th February at 7.30pm.

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 this week in 1919 and 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington
22nd February 1919 Stafford Advertiser   An inquest on the 14th inst on the body of Alfred Edwin Stathers aged 29 of Cheslyn Hay, who was drowned whilst skating on the reservoir near Bridgtown.

22nd February 1919 Stafford Advertise At a Cannock Rural Council meeting held on 14th inst Dr Hosegood ( medical officer of Health) stated that influenza was again prevalent in the district particularly among infants and children.

32 Parish Records  Books, Donated by David McSorley
1. Shropshire Parish Documents – Master Index

2. Parish Registers – Bishops Transcripts – previous to 1700
3. Queen Street Congregational Church, Wolverhampton – study of 100 hundred years 1809 to 1909
4. Collections for a History of Staffordshire – fourth series –VOL III
5. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Burslem – Part 1
6. National Index of Parish Registers – Anglican, Roman Catholic & Non Conformist – before 1837
7. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Rowley Regis Parish Register – VOL V – 1539 to 1684
8. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – West Bromwich Parish Records – 1609 – 1658
9. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Rowley Regis Parish Records – 1685 – 1772
10. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Seighford – Baptisms, Burials, Marriages – 1561 – 1812
11. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Rowley Regis Parish Records – 1772 – 1812
12. Shropshire Parish Registers – Lichfield Diocese – VOL XIV
13. Shropshire Parish Registers – Lichfield Diocese – VOL IX
14. Congregational Churches of Staffordshire – Puritans, Presbyterians, Baptists, Quakers – 17 th
Century
15. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Roman Catholic Registers – Chillington, Wolverhampton,
Walsall, Cresswell
16. Shropshire Parish Registers Society – Lichfield Diocese – Donnington and White Ladies
17. Non-Parochial Registers of Dudley – Society of Friends, The Old Meeting House, The Independents, Wesleyan Methodists, The Baptists, Methodist New Connexion 1662 – 1837

18. Gnosall Records – Collections for a History of Staffordshire – Poor Law Administration 1679 – 1837
19. National Index Parish Registers VOL 6 – North East Midlands – Part 1 – Staffordshire
20. Shropshire Parish Register Society – Kinlet – 1776 – 1840
21. Shropshire Parish Register Society – Neen Savage – c.1576 – 1812
22. Shropshire Parish Register Society – Stokesay – c.1165 – 1812
23. Shropshire Parish Register Society – Onibery – 1577 – 1836
24. Shropshire Parish Register Society – Edgmond – 1676 – 1812
25. General Sources of Burials, Marriages and Deaths before 1837, published for the Society of Genealogists
26. Sources for Non-Conformist Genealogy and Family History
27. Shropshire Parish Registers – Lichfield Diocese – VOL XVIII – Register of Dawley Magna
28. Staffordshire Parish Registers Society – Deanery of Trysull, Himley Parish Register 1665 – 1812
29. Collections for a History of Staffordshire – 1889
30. Shropshire Parish Register – Lichfield Diocese – Wem Register 1745 – 1812
31. National and Social Problems – Part I – National Problems
32. Shropshire Parish Register – Hereford Diocese – Part 2 – Social Problems
Lydham 1596-1812, Chelmarsh 1557–1812, Edgton VOL III – 1722-1812, Neenton 1558-1812,
Monk Hopton 1698-1812, Billingsley 1625-1812

 General News
We have recently unearthed several  cine films in our archives, If anyone has either an 8mm and 16mm cine projector we could loan we would be most graceful.

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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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