Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 11 March 2018

EVENTS  No events arranged for this week.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday with our researchers on hand to help with any enquiries.

REQUESTS  Garth Sambrook emails from Canada ‘My grandfather Sambrooke was born at a home that his father owned called The Firs on the Straight Mile in Calf Heath and I am now interested in learning more of it’s history.  My g-grandfather was an Edge Tool Maker and I’d also like to find out where he would have been employed.’

RESPONSES  John Scott responds to last week’s Shareshill enquiry with details of William Pinson and John Pitt being church wardens as well as the date of the installation of the clock face and six bells.

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

Cannock Advertiser 7th March 1968  Full details of the development of The Crescent Estate, Rosemary Road, Cheslyn Hay.

7th March 1968  Details of the will of Miss Emma Gertrude Thomas of 3 Chapel Square, Cheslyn Hay.

7th March 1968  Story of the organising of the carnival this year with an amalgamation with the Landywood Residents Association.  

Cannock Chase Courier 9th March 1918  Frank Worsey, of Cheslyn Hay, found guilty in court.   Also for a similar offence Thomas Lockett, of Cheslyn Hay.

9th March 1918  A large company assembled at the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society, on Friday evening, at Salem Schools with discussions involving Private J Waltho, who is a Prisoner of War.  Also details of the awards given to Col Sergeant Tom Lockett, of 13 Saredon Road.

9th March 1918  The contributions made by the Women’s Working Committee towards the war effort.

9th March 1918  A story of a Football Carnival on the Barn Flat Grounds on Good Friday.

9th March 1918  A concert took place at Salem Methodist Church, on Sunday evening last, when there was a very large audience present.  Artistes all listed.

MEMORIES  A new member, Steve Westley, emails from Oxfordshire with his memories which include Alan Brown, Alan andKeith Bickley, Letitia BowaterAlf and Gladys Richards (nee Dunning), Gwen LuntGeorge Lunt, young George Lunt,Gordon Lunt and Ken Spooner.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES  The Lawrence ‘Lol’ Wood Collection (LW-COL-1 to 60) is another collection which has been catalogued more than 30 years after his death in 1981 and has now been added to our archives .  The Wood family have lived in Upper Landywood for over 200 years and amongst the 60 photographs are Mr W Bloor, founder of ‘Blowers’ Club, several of the Wood family including Irene, Christine, Les and Lol himself, Margaret and Mary Snape, Ida Hartshorne, Mary Walker, and many family group photographs, all around Landywood and individuals such as Polly and Isabel without any surnames.  Any help in naming them would be welcomed and this Lol Wood Collection is now available at our Base any Tuesday.

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

trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

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