EVENTS Trip to Blenheim Palace on Thursday 14th July has practically been sold out – just 2 seats remaining at £23 each but all monies outstanding must be paid to Roger by 30th June. Roger’s telephone number is 01543 372856.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS As seen in our 1966 Newspaper Reports below there is a mention of a new dancing troupe named the ‘Annettes’ and despite us having over 300 Carnival photographs in our archives we do not have one of this group. Can anyone provide us with one please?
RESPONSES We have had a good response to information on the Dell for the new owners from our researchers and from 3 previous owners over the past 60 years including some very interesting and sad stories involved in their occupancy. A meeting is now being arranged for all the interested parties at our Base.
Following last week’s news of the passing of Ken Handley, Don Savage from Cheshire and Geoffrey Boulton of Lancaster, both pass on their memories of Ken from the past.
And David Whitehouse thankfully points out that the name of Matthew Hampson is incorrectly spelt stating that ‘His actual name is Matthew Sommerville Hampton born 14th Nov 1887, son of Horatio Hampton and Jessie Sommerville. He married Bertha Thomas, daughter of Emma, in Montreal 9th June 1914.’
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Four photographs have been donated and all concern vehicles with local connections – Double decker of the Green Bus Company (IN-GBC-16), Green Bus Bedford O.B. (IN-GBC-15), A BS Eaton 1959 Foden (IN-GEN-13) and a Churchbridge Coach (IN-CBM-8). £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS National Identity Card and Military papers and 3 photographs of Frank Worsey of Glenthorne House filed in our WWII archives. Also a birth certificate of Richard George Wood (4 Mar 1878) of Littlewood.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
23rd June 1966 Cheslyn Hay young wives club with details oftwo meetings and Olive Lyons, Doreen Lyons and Margaret Davies.
23rd June 1966 Full details of the Cheslyn Hay Primary School seventh annual sportsday with Mr A Handley, Clive Baker, Lynn Pedley, Trevor Wright and Lorraine Perry.
23rd June 1966 Cheslyn Hay Gingham Girls and the Annettes appeared at Bloxwich Carnival. Names mentioned were Ann Parsons, Carol Stevens and Mrs E Dunn.
24th June 1916 Mr Baxter and Mr R Brough at a Parish Council meeting.
MEMORIES From our 2010 archives an interview with Harry Dace when he was aged 98.
Harry’s stories cover Sid Lawson and his two sons Chris and Len, Jack Dace, Jack and Flo Dutton plus tales of Gilpins and Hawkins Coppice Colliery with Jackie Lunt, Fred Altree, Fred Hawkins, Alf Jukes and a disputed industrial injury. Also a tragic story of Mr Fereday the Chemist.
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES This week we look at some of the tragedies of local miners over the years including Charles Bailey, Henry Bowen, Charles Brindley, Charles Butler, William Henry Challinor, Josiah Dawkins, W Evans, William Hawkins, J Hemingsley, George Holden, Charles Leech, Thomas Hubery, Frank Jellyman & Joseph Edward Lawson
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