Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 16th September 2018

Events No Events this week but don’t forget our Annual Exhibition this year is on Saturday 6th October in the Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay.
Our Salem Base is open this Tuesday 9am – 2pm
Requests We have had a couple of requests from our members regarding our recent memories of Owen Reginald Plant asking if we could perhaps include a map giving the reader a better visual idea of the areas mentioned, we will try and produce a hand drawn map with the landmarks identified.
Judy Desha wrote, My Grandfather was Jack (John Henry) Foster, married to Elizabeth Elsmore and they lived at 57 Broad Street, Bridgetown, after moving from Coppice Lane where Grandads Family also lived. He was born In Great Wyrley 1896 and lived in Holly Lane, Landywood in the first census record I have. His parents were John Henry Foster Jr 1864 and Sarah Jane Mattocks 1866. It would be amazing if there are some photos of the family and other family members in your archives.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher 12 September 1968 Cannock Advertiser At the monthly meeting of Cheslyn Hay Pig Club held at the Red Lion Inn, on Thursday of last week, Mr. R. Edmunds presiding, it was announced by Mr. L. C. Whitehouse (Secretary) that Mr. R. H. C. Kennedy, of Rodbaston Farm Institute, would address the next meeting of the club.  It was agreed to invite all local residents interested in pig keeping to attend, whether club members or not. Mr. Whitehouse also reported that the membership of the club had now risen to 108.  The total number of pigs, all of which were marked under the insurance scheme, being 135.
12 September 1968 Details of the sudden death of Mr. Kier Broomhall Blackley at the early age of 22 years.
14th September 1918 Cannock Chase Courier At the meeting of the Red Cross Society letters of sympathy were sent to the family of Corporal Holland.
The Cheslyn Hay Victoria Brass Band are a generous organisation for they are always willing to give their services gratuitously for any charitable object.
On Monday evening the Cheslyn Hay Victoria Brass Band are having a “parade of their own” through the principal streets of the township.
Memories Owen Reginald Plant part 3
Final part of Reginald Plant’s memories from the time he left school to joining the RAF, setting up a haulage company with his brother Harry, and his personal life right through to his demise in 2004.
WWI Commemoration This month we commemorate the death of 413899 William Taplin of 75th Company, Labour Crops formerly 27754, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Son of the Late William & Kate Taplin, and Husband of Phoebe Ann Taplin of 21 Low Street, Cheslyn Hay. He died 1st October 1918 from injures aged 39 years . buried with honour Beaumetz Crossroads Cemetery Cambrai
General News Excerpt of a letter written by Peter Cadman which was published in this months copy of “History Revealed” magazine with details of Conan Doyle’s involvement in the Horse Maimings case.

2 thoughts on “Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 16th September 2018

  1. Today on the 100th anniversary of his death, we have visited the grave of Private William Taplin, who was my husbands great great uncle.

    We have a number of photos of the grave and the cemetery, which we are very happy to share.

    • Hello Rosemarie,
      Thank you for replying to our newsletter. We would be very grateful for any information you have on William as we will be producing a memorial book of the fallen Soldiers which will include the names on the Cheslyn Hay Memorial and all the information we have on them in the new year. If you have any other memorabilia on William could you please let us have copies for our archives.

      Thank you again

      Bob Brevitt

      Military Researcher


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