EVENTS No events this week.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week Mick Clark from Birmingham is arriving mid morning researching his Wollaston family.
REQUESTS None received this week.
RESPONSES Our researchers Andrew and Jean have toiled away all week on Norma’s request and have produced all the information she has been searching for on her Bowen/Bull connection. Norma has now received ten copies of her relevant marriages, plus her Bull Family Tree going back over 200 years and a copy of her own Pedigree Chart. A delighted Norma emails from Michigan ‘Thank you so much. It’s like Christmas here as I’m having so much fun reading all your findings!! Your researchers are real miracle workers. I have spent hours upon hours searching with little to show but they have given me a veritable bonanza. I am so grateful. Thank you so much for your help! I appreciate it more than you could know.’
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Two Great Wyrley High School ones of a holiday, possibly in the Isle of Man, with Gordon Shorthouse, John Denny, Len Pearce, Colin Wiggin, Mr Hollins, Maurice Stokes, John Round, Pearson, David Hudson, Clive Brindley, Keith Powney, Des Turner, Maurice Walton and 8 unnamed, and of Walton (?) House with Ron Williams, Maurice Stokes, Pim Griffiths, Irene Bullock, Yvonne Richards, Maurice Brown, John Round, Tom Meakin, Len Pearce, Kathy Scott, Wendy Briarwood, Nancy Baker, Jimmy Dodd, Margaret Carpenter, Doreen Bailey, Davis, Mary Bradbury, Trevor Mears, David Altree, Ernie Smithyman, Frank Giles and 40 unnamed. £1 per 8×6 Photographic Print.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington A meeting to propose building a church in Great Wyrley for the needs of the local population of 1,547 containing ‘the very poorest and most ignorant’ in Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay and all the subscribers are listed (29 April 1840).
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
22nd March 1967 Complaints about the village post office facilities were voiced at the annual meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council from Mr T Hudson
22nd March 1967 Concern over Cheslyn Hay’s carnival.
22nd March 1967 An army bomb disposal unit was called to 6, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay.
22nd March 1967 Discussions on the Community Centre extensions involving Mrs C Parkes, R Elsmore, W G Mytton, J Cadman, W S Belcher, Mrs Alsopp, Grace Lewis, Mrs R Taylor, Mrs J Lamb, Mrs C Carvey.
22nd March 1967 The funeral of Mrs Sarah Jane Smith of 19, Cross Street , Cheslyn Hay.
24th March 1917 The annual meeting of Cheslyn Hay Bowling Club was held at the Red Lion Hotel involving Thomas Whitehouse,Ralph Evans, Dr A H Syree, Mr T Holcroft, Isaac Clewley, Ralph Evans, and Mr W H Lockett.
24th March 1917 At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society it was reported Miss C M Gripton had organised a dance.
24th March 1917 The annual meeting of the Talbot Bowling Club with Mr E J Thompson, Mr R Marshall Jnr and Mr R Marshall Snr.
24th March 1917 Last week an “all fours” tournament took place at the Working Men’s Club and Institute, listing all of the winners.
24th March 1917 A considerable amount of correspondence was produced by the Clerk in reference to the potato seed question, which he said was involving a lot of work and worry this year. Full details.