Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly Newsletter – 25th November 2018


Our Speakers night is this Thursday 29th November at 7.30pm at the Salem, High Street Cheslyn Hay. Admission £1 including refreshments  – We are welcoming  Sandra Bethell nee Jeavons  who is giving a talk entitled  “The Gingham Girls & other Cheslyn Hay Dance Troupes”

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

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

21st November 1968 Cannock Advertiser 
The funeral service of Mr. John Thacker, of 3, Mitre Road, Cheslyn Hay, took place at Bushbury Crematorium last Wednesday.

Cheslyn Hay man in an accident
A Cheslyn Hay man, Michael Massey, of 35, Rosemary Road, was injured in an accident.

Children’s arm bands for safety
In an effort to prevent children being involved in road accidents, Landywood Welfare and Residents Association are to supply every school child on its housing estate with luminous arm bands.
23rd November 1918 Cannock Case Courier   
An official telegram reached Cheslyn Hay on Monday afternoon, reporting that Second Lieut. Clifford Devereux, of the 5th South Staffordshire Regiment, had been wounded.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Mr. F. W. Hawkins, chairman of the Local relief and Red Cross Society remarked on Friday evening that a special appeal for extra clothing made to the members a month ago had not been in vain.
The communal kitchen is making satisfactory progress with adults supplied with soup, puddings, etc. at small cost.
It appears that a large number are in favour of a provision of a Public Library.  There is not a library in the township, with the exception of the Adult Sunday School Library.
The son of Mr. W. Poxon, of Landywood, has been awarded the Military Medal.


I have had the following request from David Whitehouse in Canada.
I need a bit of help trying to locate a family I am working on who are unfortunately surnamed Smith.   I believe there may have been 3 daughters Patricia, Alice and Elizabeth born 1929-1934.   Their father Albert died when they were young and the mother remarried a Benton and possibly had another daughter named Claire born 1945.  I am looking for anyone who may be connected to any of these people.
Another request from Chris Smith
I’m looking for any information, photos etc which anyone may have about Little Wyrley Hall or Hammerwich Hall being used as a hospital in WW2. My nan Dorothy (“Poly”) Harveywas a nurse in one of the hospitals.

WW1 Remembrance 

This month we commemorate the death of 48945 Thomas Bosworth of 2/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. He lived at 142 station Street Cheslyn Hay and died 5th December 1918 aged 21 years .  He is buried with honour in Charmes Military Cemetery.


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