Whilst the local Archives are closed due to covid restrictions we can offer an exclusive online research service for our members.
The History Society has a huge amount of resources, some of which have been sourced from Local Record Offices over the past 26 years. Copies of the following can be supplied for £1 each if emailed or we can post for an extra charge according to the destination. . Records include the following including:-
CENSUSES All the available Cheslyn Hay Census returns from 1841 to 1911.
CHURCH RECORDS – from St. Mark’s, St. Luke’s, Salem & Mount Zion, plus selections from Essington & Shareshill.
RATES BOOKS – 1902-1942
ELECTORAL ROLLS – 1918 -1990
WHITES DIRECTORIES – 1834-1940
INTERVIEWS MEMORIES & BIOGRAPHIES-
CEMETERY PLANS – Cheslyn Hay & Gt. Wyrley
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Due to Covid Restrictions we have been unable to continue our research of the newspapers at the local libraries, to avoid disappointment we are including reports from previous years where possible.
Cannock Advertiser 20th March 1954 Story of an international dancing award for thirteen year old Pat Hawkins only daughter of 44 Station Street.
Cannock Advertiser and Courier 19th March 1921 The Cheslyn Hay Parish Council were informed that the Rural Council proposed to erect 15 houses at Cheslyn Hay but a complaint was made at the delay calling attention to a case of very bad overcrowding in the village with 17 persons living in one house.
Memories by Roger Betts of the summer of 1952 when 25 boys led by Mr. Reg Hollins of Great Wyrley Primary School and Mr. Bob Pointon of Great Wyrley Secondary School went on a week’s holiday to North Wales.
If any of our members have memories of this school trip we would love to hear from you. We will pass your emails on to Roger .
News We are sad to report that a lifelong bonker Cliff Titley has recently passed away aged 98 years.