Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 30th September 2018


Annual Exhibition – Fayres Fetes & Festivals
Saturday 6th October at the Village Hall in Pinfold Lane. 10am -4pm free admission. Come and browse 9,000 photographs and see if you can find your Cheslyn Hay ancestors in all the Census returns from 1841 to 1911. Check out our Electoral Rolls and maybe find out who lived in your house 80 years ago. See our Then & Now photos of some of the Cheslyn Hay streets. Have a go at winning a bumper food hamper, and get hands on experience of some of the many artefacts that will be on display. And if all that has made you a bit peckish, treat yourself to a cake and a coffee or even a good old dripping sandwich like Granny used to make, while you listen to live music. All this and more with completely free admission

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open this Tuesday 9am – 1pm we are closing early this week due to a committee meeting


We published a request in our newsletter 19th August 2018 from Robert Taylor enquiring about the family of his Mother, Elizabeth Dorothy Taylor nee Matthews , as a result of this article one of our long standing members Kath Walmsley nee Perks and Elizabeth have been corresponding.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

26th September 1968 Cannock Advertiser The Rev. Ronald Hicks, new Methodist minister for Cheslyn Hay introduces new ideas for the youth in the area.

26th September 1968 Funeral at Cheslyn Hay of Mrs. N. Harris daughter of Mrs. And the late Mr. Altree, of Cheslyn Hay.

28th September 1918 Cannock Chase Courier Cannock Rural Tribunal Edward John Pearson (46) Grade 2, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, said he had been in business as a house furnisher was consented to three months exemption in view of his wife’s poor health.

WW1 Commemoration

This month we commemorate the death of 486931 Clarence Parsons of 473rd Field Company, Royal Engineers. son of John Arthur & Annie Parsons of 109 High Street, Cheslyn Hay. he died 9th October 1918 aged 21 years, buried with honour Hangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery and remembered at the Madras Memorial.

General News

It is with great sadness that the family of DOROTHY MARY TINKLER FORMERLYWESTCOTT nee STACEY announce her passing on Saturday 22nd September at the age of 97 years.  She was born at High Street in Cheslyn Hay on 06/10/1920 the eldest daughter of Jesse and Mary Stacey and sister to Donald, Stanley and Jean. She married Wolves professional footballer Dennis Westcott after his untimely death she married again and  lived in Stafford until moving to Suffolk. She always liked to talk of her early life in Cheslyn Hay and enjoyed the content of the newsletter for as long as she was able.

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