Cheslyn Hay District & Local History Society Newsletter – 9 June 2019

Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 9th June 2019

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 13 March is “A Little Bit of History” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base

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


Nigel Williams posted the following request on our Facebook page “I am currently researching my family tree. This is my great grandfather Joseph Williams, b. July 1860 Laney Green.  In October 1879 he married Georgina Perry at the parish church, Shareshill.  They went on to have 11 children.  His occupations included gamekeeper at Teddesley Park, Penkridge and public an.  He died in December 1932 at home in Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, in the presence of his youngest daughter, Mary Jane Williams, b. November 1902.  In April 1934 Mary Jane married John Benton.  She was still living at Low Street at the time and her occupation was out-door licencee, I believe at the Star & Garter PH (now the Chase Gate).  She subsequently moved to Union Street, Bridgetown and then Hednesford Road, Cannock, where she died in December 1981.  If any member remembers the family or is a relative I would love to hear from them.” If anyone has any information for Nigel we will pass it on.

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

Cannock Advertiser  5th June 1969
Discussion took place at the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council on the cost of erecting a closed bus shelter opposite Wedges Mills Village Hall.

5th June 1969
Cheslyn Hay Littlewood Estate
Kay Bevan are halfway through their traditional development Three Bedroom and Four Bedroom Semi Detached Homes with internal garage for £3,295

Cannock Chase Courier  7th June 1919
Law and Order
Three Cheslyn Hay men were charged with riding their cycles at 10.30pm without lights.
The Committee of the Working Men’s Club undoubtedly have a very good bowling green.
On Saturday the committee arranged the first competition for a good prize.

Memories by Glenys Lomas

From the the late 50’s riding horses at Joyce Balls Warstone Farm and how life was then.

General News

We have received the sad news that John Rankine a long standing member of the society has sadly passed away this week.

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