Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter -7 March 2021

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

Cannock Advertiser 1971 no entries for this week
Walsall Observer & South Staffordshire Chronicle 3rd March 1961
Concern over the fact that reflector posts had yet to be erected on Shant Bridge.  Full story.

Cannock Chase Advertiser and Courier  5th March 1921  Details of W. E. Boot and Son sale of freehold properties including a freehold dwelling house and Garden, Nº 10, The Lot, Cheslyn Hay.
5th March 1921  Details of Cheslyn Hay United’s win over Wolverhampton Casuals by 2-0.

Queries from our Facebook Page

David Barrall wrote “I am tracing my Scarrott family to Cheslyn Hay circa 1800. Looks like they were Travellers that moved between Cheslyn Hay and Oxfordshire.”

Roy Smith asked “Just wondering if anyone on this site who went to Cheslyn Hay infants school remembers a boy called Jim he had pure white hair we were friends but I can’t remember his surname I know it’s a shot in the dark” and Ian Lawson replied with all the details.

Adrian Eidsel Baillie asked “This is a photograph of my great grandmother Jane Elizabeth Mason nee Hall. She was married to my Great Grandfather George Richard Mason. He was known as “Old Mas“. I’m looking for a photo of him. Can anyone help”?

If anyone can help with these requests please email and I will pass your replies on.

Obituary from Express Star
KINGSTON David Paul (Paul) Of Cheslyn Hay.  It is with great sadness the Family announces the passing of their beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-Grandfather.  For over 40 years he served his local community as a milkman and in more recent years dedicated much of his energy to Upper Landywood Methodist Church and the wider community.

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