Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly News – 10th September 2017

EVENTS  Chat n Char this Thursday, 14th September starting at 10am as usual in the Salem’s Main Hall with Roger’s theme this month is ‘Give Us a Clue’.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Open to everyone.

REQUESTS  Two requests from our website page.  Marlene Gladwin asks for pictures of the Bulls Head pub in Shareshill, which was later turned into a lodging house around 1940, as her grandparents ran it, Norman and Gertrude Perry and would appreciate any information at all.

Also Jane Pettifer appeals for information her g-grandfather Joseph Boddice who died in 1927 in a mining accident around the Cannock area.

And Tessa emails from Wales ‘I am researching my Ancestory and believe that Hetty Cascarino was the wife of Vincent, they had a son Frank who Virginia Margaret Ward married and would like to contact any descendants of Hettie.

Finally Moss Fisher wants to settle a dispute.  He emails ‘What year did the brook at the bottom of Little Wood flood and was it the Wyrley Brook down there?  Moss is confident that it is the Wyrley Brook and the floods were in 1967.

RESPONSES  Vi, our researcher, has looked into Roger’s enquiry re the Jack Hughes and Dorothy Foster marriage by examining all the local christenings.

Vi also provides information for Adrian Baillie on the descendants of his g-grandfather, George Richard Mason (b1867), illegitimate son of Elizabeth Mason, who was baptised at Wednesfield.    He married Jane Elizabeth Hall and they had eight children.  Full information given down to the local living descendants.

ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS   Three newspaper reports.  One on the History of Cheslyn Hay from 1286 (17 Sept 1937), another on the Boundary Stones (12 May 1960) and also E J Homeshaw’s Cheslyn Hay nicknames (undated).


14th September 1967  Story about ‘Fluff’ the three-years-old pet cat of the new steward and stewardess Mr and Mrs W Bevan at the Cheslyn Hay WMC.

14th September 1967  News of Cheslyn Hay Salem’s Women’s Own with Mrs C J PerksMrs S A Wollaston and Mrs McCulloch. .

14th September 1967  The Cannock, Hednesford and District Butcher’s Association Charity Bowling Cup was won by the Woodman, Cheslyn Hay, on Saturday, on the Cannock Town Green, when they beat Chadsmoor Progressive Club by 102 points to 92.  Full report of the match and individual scores.

15th September 1917  Details of a successful Bowling Competition organised by the committee of the local Red Cross Society.

15th September 1917  The final round of the Senior Club Challenge Cup was decided on the green, with results and scores.

15th September 1917  James Lunt, of High Street, and his white Wyandotte’s fowl which laid a remarkably large egg.

15th September 1917  In Memoriam of Caroline Heminsley and William Heminsley, both of Warstones Farm.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES  From the recent donations from The Four Crosses Inn at Hatherton, the history of this old inn by Roland Ridgway.

GENERAL NEWS  Bridgtown LHS are unveiling another notice board at the corner of North Street and the Watling Street, previously known as Wynn’s Corner to commemorate the history of both Wynne’s and Whitehouse’s factories as well as Astbury’s.

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