Cheslyn Hay &DLHS Weekly News – 2nd July 2017

EVENTS Our long standing friends at the Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley Flower Club are having their Open Day at 16 Frensham Close, Cheslyn Hay WS6 7DL this Wednesday 5th July from 2pm until late. Entrance fee is £2.50 with refreshments available.
OUR SALEM BASE is open to everyone from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. This Tuesday we welcome Dr Alan Jones author of our published book ‘The Edaljis – A Family in Turmoil’.
REQUESTS From Norma Barta who emails from Michigan ‘My grandparents were William Henry and Frances Ellen (nee Jones) Bowen and they married at St Mark’s Church in 1888 and lived in Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, all their lives. I knew that there was a baby girl born to them, Mary Ellen, who died quite young and they had five sons John, Robert, George, Charles and Frank (my father) but on the 1911 census that they had eight children born alive with three having died. My question is, is there a way to find out who the ones who died were?’
RESPONSES We’ve had plenty of useful information on the old Fire Station Street garage including Gordon Lager, Glen Ridgway, Roy and Lee Barker and a Mr Gallagher.
Also from last week comes another memory of the Hassall family from Glenice Whitehouse who recounts stories of Colin Hassall.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
6th July 1967 A story about Mrs Winifred Baker, of Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay.
6th July 1967 Flames of 40 feet at a factory fire at Bullock Brothers, Edge Tools, in Landywood Lane, Cheslyn Hay.
7th July 1917 Jessie Raymond Lockett of Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, died on June 23rd aged 15 years.
MEMORIES This week is ‘A Walk down Memory Lane in the Days of Betty Matthews’ from our archives around the time when electricity was turned on in Dundalk Lane.
EXTRACTS FROM THE CANNOCK ADVERTISER researched by Mike Belcher
This week from the year of 1956. Copy of any Newspaper Report £1.
Deaths and details of the lives of Maud Brown, Robert Bayley Cooper, Clara Thomas, Frederick Bowen and James Henry Benton also activities of various clubs and stories that involve Mr RH Brough, Rev & Mrs AH Puckering, Messrs F Symonds, HW Corns, G Allman, E Carter, G Perks, W Crofts, J Parbrook, Dr & Mrs McAinsh, Dr Stott, Dr Malone, Mrs Foulkes, Mrs D Bellamy, Mr & Mrs F Wootton, Mr & Mrs I Stokes, Mrs S Pratt, Mrs L Holmes, death of 24 year old Anthony Dennis Brough, Miss J Perks, James Blurton, death of Dr Duncan McAinsh with his full life story, the life and public work of Mrs Joan Perks, funerals with details of their lives of John Henry Harris, Thomas Arnold Lockett DCM MM and the Rev AC George. Plus reports on Mr D Brough, Valerie Marshall, Jean Bullock, Ann McLachlan, Pauline Baker, Jill Devereux, June Edwards, Heather Dace, tribute to Rev Hall Puckering, Mr F J Ridgway, Mrs Clifford Devereux, Mr R H Brough, Geoffrey Hackett, Mrs H Perks & Mrs A E Benton.
APPEAL Does anyone possess an old computer with Windows 7, or even earlier back to Windows 95, as we need one for the Base to continue our archiving work. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES Following last weeks mention of members researching their family trees we have Shirley Willis to add on to our list as she is researching lines on the Bradbury, Farrington, Whittingham and Willis families.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

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