EVENTS This month’s speaker is Tim Burgin, returning by request after his talk last year on Waterloo with his follow up ‘ Waterloo – the Aftermath’ with a range of anecdotes following the battle. This Thursday, 30th June at the Salem starting at 7.30pm. Admission £1 including refreshments. Everybody welcome.
Also on Friday morning at 7.30am (the time that our men went ‘over the top’) there will be a short ceremony ‘Whistle for the Somme’ in remembrance of everyone including the names being read out of our local men who made the ultimate sacrifice exactly 100 years ago. Held at our Cheslyn Hay War Memorial.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS An intriguing request from Graham who wants to know who were the two people Benton and Shaw and why did they name lanes after them in Great Wyrley.
RESPONSES Our researcher Jean mentions that the Askey/Dace connection is through the marriage of Doris’s father, William Askey, and Sarah Ellen Lindop (b1878) and she goes to explain the complication in the family history that’s complied with a transcription error on our St Marks CD.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS A 1954 Cheslyn Hay Carnival with Margaret Roberts, Joanne Marshall & Celia Roberts, one of Jim Wise, Bill Harley & Harry Hitchener outside the Dog plus 17 members and three generations of the Plant family in 1995 and all named. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington Seven reports from the Lichfield Mercury and the Tamworth Herald from 1938-40 including the names involved are R Arnill, G Barker, J Barker, Bickley, Bradford, Nellie Caine, R Carpenter, V Cascarino, W Davis, Downton, Dolphin, Dutton, Evans, E Fletcher, Harper, Wilfred Heminsley, E Hill, W Leach, Harry North, Onions, Ridgway, Lucy Sanders, W Savage Snr, Smith, H Thornley, J Titley, Whitehouse, Harold Wollaston and F Worsey. Copy of any newspaper report £1.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
30th June 1966 Cannock Thursday Bowls League with Hawkins F.C. beating the Cheslyn Hay “B” by 150 points to 126 with all individual scores.
30th June 1966 The work involved in keeping the Salem spic and span.
30th June 1966 Cheslyn Hay Sunday School carnival with full information of those involved, namely Mrs Kath Spooner, Linda Hemingsley, Jane Powis, Dianne Illidge, Maxine Williams, Hillary Simms, Sharon Beard, Colleen Horton, Julie & Sandra Jevons, Jacqueline Farrington, Wendy Brough, Josephine Blunt, Janet Beard, Michael Archer, Tony Lewis, Sandra Parr, Carol Coads, John Westley, Mrs E Hammond and Mrs A Brough.
MEMORIES First part of an interview of Pat Potts (nee Marshall) by Peter Cadman in 2012.
This week relating to Pat’s early years, her time at school, naming all the teachers and their punishments, her first jobs followed by her work in WWII at the munition factories.
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES
This week we complete the list of deaths of local miners recorded at local pits over the years.
S Morgan, F Parker, G Pearson, William Perks, Benjamin Potts, Rowland Rowlands, J Stackhouse, Henry Stanton, G Thomas, James Thomas, James Walker, Samuel Wall, Thomas Waltho, Fred Whitehouse, J Whitehouse, Henry Wilkes and Richard George Wood.
APPEAL Now that solicitors no longer keep the house deeds on everyone’s properties, we are asking for the chance to copy such deeds, in particular belonging to the older properties, to compile a separate file for references. For family/house historians the attraction is obvious and we will be able to index all the previous occupiers for future generations.
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