EVENTS No events this week.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Open to everyone.
REQUESTS Just received this enquiry from Julie Morgan ‘I wonder if you could help with any information of my husband’s grandfather, John Thomas Morgan, born 27th March 1880 in Chase Terrace and we think his mother was Elizabeth Morgan born 1864 in Brownhills, who married Thomas Henry Webb of Burntwood in 1888. John Thomas married Lucy Bradbury and two of their children were born at Chasetown before they moved away from the area.’ They were a mining family with connections to Cheslyn Hay as John Thomas Morgan’s grandfather was a James Morgan born here in Cheslyn Hay in 1822 and we have a photograph of one of James Morgan’s daughters-in law but still not much more information. So can anyone researching the above mentioned families add any more information?
RESPONSES The response to Geoffrey’s request for information on his grandfather, William Farnell, has been immediate and a meeting at the Salem connecting three lines of the Farnell family has been arranged for a ‘get-together’ at our Salem Base on Tuesday, 11th April starting at 10am. Anyone with an interest in the Farnell are most welcome.
I have checked out John’s request to see if any of his Russell ancestors subscribed to the building of the church in Great Wyrley and we have listed them below.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
6th April 1967 News and activities from the Cheslyn Hay Young Wives Club involving Margaret Thomas and Andrew and Stephen Williams of 10 Low Street.
6th April 1967 The success and background of the Cheslyn Hay (Salem) Lawn Tennis Club.
7th April 1917 A meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society, on Friday evening with full details concerning the ‘Roll of Honour’.
7th April 1917 The endeavours of the boys at the local school under Mr W J Simkin providing funds for the National Egg Fund.
MEMORIES This week come from Moss Fisher who responds to Peter Cadman’s ‘Memories’ and adds his own amusing ones on the fifties and what the daily routines were with stories about George Lunt, Jean and Linda Hemmingsley, Maurice Cooper and Glen Ridgway.
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES After a meeting of the Inhabitants and Owners of Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay on 23rd March 1840 this is the list of donors subscribing to the building of a new church, St Mark’s, in Great Wyrley. Headed by the Duke of Sutherland and Lord Hatherton, there were many individual donors from these families – Walhouse, Inge, Lane, Hordern, Smith, Greensill, Sayer, Bowdler, Green, Marshall, Hatton and Strongitharm. Plus individual donors which are all listed in the full newsletter.
EVENTS No events this week.