Cheslyn Hay &DLHS – 19 November 2017

EVENTS Peter Cadman is giving a talk to the Cheslyn Hay Brownies and explaining the history of the artefacts we have in our display cases at Glenthorne School on Thursday evening, 23rd November.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Everyone welcome and this week we are furthering our research into the Foster family, including Dorothy who married Jack Hughes in 1943.

REQUESTS No requests received this week.

RESPONSES After Debra’s request for information on the Towle family we have the details of Charlie’s boxing career in ‘Old Newspapers’ below. Also our researchers have been able to add to the basic information provided last week on the family. Samuel Charles Towle (b 11 Nov 1909 – 1985) married Isabella Jackson (born 3 May 1914) in 1932 and they list the history of the Towle family back to the mid 1700s.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS A set of photographs from the Sambrooke family including brothers Ollie & Alfred as well as Percy Sambrooke, a Landywood football team with only Alfred named, a Cheslyn Hay cricket team around the thirties all unnamed except for Alfred, Ollie & Rose Sambrooke wedding, Ernest Alfred Sambrooke & Vera Hitchens wedding in 1937 with the Sambrookes, Maud & Ennis Bradbury, Bertha Sambrooke, Nellie Hitchens and Roy Hitchens, who was killed at El Alamein in 1942, one of Alfred Sambrooke at the Hawkins Brickyard and an official photograph of the Cheslyn Hay Charity Cup Committee taken by S Morris with all named – J Wesley, J Perry, G Brough, E Hassell, J Wesley, F Cookson, W Wesley, A Emery, R Wesley, T Goodman, P Sambrooke, E Moore, W Walker, S Whitehouse, T Doughty, A Illidge (Sec), J Pratt (Treasurer), S Steadman (Chairman) and E Holland. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington

Four newspaper reports of Charlie Towle’s fights in 1930 and one of a ‘very disappointing performance’ from Tom Whittingham.


23rd November 1967 Problem of parking in the village with discussion.
23rd November 1967 The Landywood Residents Welfare Association is taking action in an effort to get a footpath along part of Landywood Lane.

23rd November 1967 Speakers Night for the members of Cheslyn Hay Young Wives.
23rd November 1967 With this year’s Cheslyn Hay carnival falling short of expectations the Community Association held a special meeting.
24th November 1917 Private George Henry Davis, of the 7th Stafford’s, died from wounds received in action, aged 33 years.

24th November 1917 Details of the funeral for Private George Davis.
24th November 1917 On Saturday morning news was received by Mr George Benton, of High Street, that his son, Rowland Benton, was killed in action.

24th November 1917 Mr and Mrs Harry Russell, of Cheslyn Hay, have received many evidences of sympathy in their bereavement of the loss of their son, Lance Corporal Albert Russell. Details of one particular letter
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