Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 5th November 2017

EVENTS  Remembrance Sunday is next Sunday, 12th November with the parade assembling at Eatons at 10.30am for the 11am start at our War Memorial.  Bob Brevitt will be laying our wreath for us and the service will be held at the Salem afterwards.

This month’s Chat n Char is on Thursday 9th November at 10.00am in the Main Hall of the Salem and Roger’s theme is ‘Flower Power’!

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

REQUESTS  After the recent mention of Steadman, Dorothy Drage emails ‘When my g-grandmother Emma Matilda Stokes (father Joseph) married William Allen (father William) at St Lukes on 28th March 1859, the witnesses were Charles Steadman and Sarah Stokes.  Two years later, 18th February 1861, Charles Steadman (father Paul) married Sarah Stokes (father Joseph) and Sarah Steadman (nee Stokes) could be the sister of Emma Matilda Allen, my g-grandmother.  My grandmother Rose Craddock (nee Allen) lived at 35 Hill Street and she also had relatives who lived in Hill Street.  Can anyone confirm the relationship  of the above and maybe find a connection from the marriage of Charles and Sarah, however remote, to the Steadman, Stokes and Allen families?

RESPONSES  Jean has supplied all the answers to Norma on her Stollard/Bull query as John Bull was born to Ann Bull before she married William Stollard and Jean has forwarded the Banns of the marriage in 1840 as well as the transcription.  

John Kelsall adds to John Dickin‘s recollections emailing about his grandparents Wilfred and Rhoda Poxon and the butchers and bakeries on the village since the war.


9th November 1967  Harry Perks of 7 Park Street, Cheslyn Hay, relating his lifetime’s experience of pigeon racing.

10th November 1917  On Tuesday afternoon, Mr and Mrs H Russell, of Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, received the following telegram from the Record Office, Lichfield that was reporting details of the death in France of their son Lance-Corporal A Russell, South Staffs.  Another brother Private Thomas Russell, has been missing, and has not been heard of for over six months.

MEMORIES  Following the recent appeal from Leanne asking for any stories of ghosts around the Littlewood Road area we have discovered a recorded interview by Robert Jones with Mrs Joyce Cooper (nee Walley) dated January 1905, when Robert was researching his Jones family history.  The full interview is published with details of William Jones suicide and his ghost.

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