Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 16th April 2017

EVENTS Last chance to put your names down for Roger’s trip to York on Thursday, 13th July at £21 per head including entry into the Minster with a free guided tour to include the Museum, Treasury and the Crypts. All 53 seats have been booked on the first coach but if Roger is to reserve another one he needs another 20 people interested. Please contact Roger 01785 212412. Deadline Monday 8th May.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and although it is Easter we will be open as usual on Tuesday. This week we welcome Carol from France researching the Sayers.
REQUESTS From Joan Harley Muegge in Adelaide ‘My family migrated out here in 1949 and my grandparents are Lammis Reginald Harley and Ethel Harley nee Birch. My father is John Harley, born in Cheslyn Hay, went to the local school and left England when he was 12 yrs old and I was wondering if there is any Harley relatives about who knew my Dad or Grandfather. He had a cousin, Donald Harley, who he was in contact with until Donald died and my Dad passed away nearly 3 years ago.’
A request from the new owner of Saredon Hall Farm, Saredon Road, Great Saredon. He emails that the house is old and a grade 2 listed building and would like to find out the history of the property and some old photographs if possible.
RESPONSES Following Judith’s request on her Stokes family, we have had responses from our members who are direct descendants of Inkerman Stokes and others, relating to Edith Alice Stokes, George Handel Bailey, Thomas Bailey, Eliza Brough, Trevor Stokes, Hannah Stanton, Annie Rock, Joseph Inkerman Stokes Sarah Ann Parker.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS Local historian David Battersby has donated over 20 years of Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley newspaper cuttings to our archives as well as two lists of Gilpins employees, one from the 1880s & 1890s and one from 1936 – 1962 with their departments. Also the Order of the Memorial Service cards for Edna Brown (1935 – 2017) and Roger Wollaston (1940 – 2017).
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington Consultation to erect a Toll Gate on the side of the Turnpike Road near Church Bridge across Walk Lane leading to Walk Mill and Wyrley Bank (27 Oct 1827), plus items relating to Paul Henry Hawkins, Fred Holloway of 44 Low Street, George Mason & Gladys Willington of 12 The Hutments, Middle Hill, Herbert Joseph Harris of 20a The Hutments, Middle Hill and Harriet Hawkins. Copy of any Newspaper Report £1.
20th April 1967 Mr D F CaveOne hundred and fifty people turned up at Monday night’s inaugural meeting of Landywood Estate Residents Association to pledge their support for its formation with full details.
20th April 1967 Tragic death of a three months-old baby, Karen Ann Christmas, found dead after the cot had apparently tilted on the stand.
20th April 1967 Hawkins CC versus Himley including G Wesley, C Collins, R Cooper, R Taylor, A Hassall, G Illidge, D Hewitt, W Cadman, V Parkes, A Jones, K Beeston, T Deeley and T Grundy.
21st April 1917 William Parry, of Low Street, advertising for small contracts in connection to sewers, road making, laying turf, excavating land and other similar work.
21st April 1917 Discussions for a “Roll of Honour”.
21st April 1917 Complaints of intruders on the allotments.
21st April 1917 Henry Morris and Ellen Morris, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, arrested, charged and found guilty.
21st April 1917 James Edward Whitehouse, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, in court for trapping birds with witnesses Mr Shorter and Mr Enoch Pearson.

4 thoughts on “Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 16th April 2017

  1. Hi Trevor.
    I am George Handles granddaughter.. I have never seen him. I would love to see a photo of him. Would you be so kind as to share it with me. I have a Bailey tree too maybe we could trade notes and photos.


  2. Hi There, I am doing my family tree and have come across the name George Handel Bailey in your report and also Thomas Bailey, I believe these are my GreatGreat Grandfather and Great Great Brother, and i believe they were born circa 1899 and 1893 respectively. Does anyone have any more info on these names from your report? any help would be gratefully received.

    • Many thanks for your enquiry Rob. It appears we have a photograph of your g-g-grandfather and we have a Bailey family tree.
      I will also put out a Request in our Weekly Newsletter for you.
      Many thanks

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