Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly Newsletter – 29th October 2017

EVENTS  The Forest of Mercia are holding an Open Day at their base at Hilton Green, Hilton Lane, Hilton WV11 2BG on Saturday November 4th from 11am – 3pm and we will be having a display there.

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

REQUESTS  Norma Barta has returned to her family tree on the Bull side and wants help on some confusing information which she has recorded and wants to know what the connection is between John Bull, William Stollard and Ann Bull.

RESPONSES  Further to Bill’s request from last week, our researchers and a member of the Wollaston family has provided all the information on Thomas Wincer and Elizabeth Hadley.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher

2nd November 1967  Mr H Westwood of Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, recalling his time in East Africa.

2nd November 1967  The Salem Methodist Church annual autumn fair with   Mrs J Hewitt, Susan and David Wright,Mrs F Ridgway, Mrs H Perks, Mrs J Dace, Mrs H Lockett, Mrs H Wollaston, Mrs G Jenkins, Mrs K Spooner, Mrs Kelsall, Mr H Wollaston, Mrs A Parker, Mrs R Jones, Mrs M Bladen, Mrs T. Hackett, Mr H McCulloch, Mrs. B. Simpson, Mrs K Hackett, Mrs B Kingston.

3rd November 1917  On Sunday last, a memorial service was held at the Primitive Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay,  in honour of Ernest Robinson, Walter Bickley, and Albert Benton, late members of the Adult Bible Class.  Three separate paragraphs are included with full details of their lives.  

MEMORIES  After a popular response from John Dickin’s last week’s recollections of yesteryear, John has forwarded more of his musings from the fifties with stories of Fred LockettW B HawkinsRay Dickin, Eric Garbett, Geoff Barnes and Tommy Goodman.

WWI COMMEMORATION  This November we commemorate the death of 4026 George Roland Benton of the 32nd Battalion of the Australian Commonwealth Military Force, who was killed on 12th October 1917 aged 30, Husband of Ada of Collie, Australia, and son of George and Sarah Benton, of Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay, and buried with honour at the Aeroplane Cemetery.

Anyone wishing to become a member for the annual fee of £5 and to  receive this newsletter with full details under all the headings every Sunday morning at 9am please contact me through my email address below.  Many thanks.

trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net  

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