Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 12th September 2021

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
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We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Entry will be strictly  ticket only and we have only 10 left for sale. Tickets are just £8 Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve.

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

Birmingham Daily Post  7 September 1971  Details of the Cannock Urban Council considering a fifth village in its local government reorganisation proposals.

Staffordshire Advertiser  10 September 1921  The Cheslyn Hay Madrigal Society has appointed its officials for the coming winter season.  Full details.

Cannock Courier & Advertiser  10th September 1921
At a meeting of the Relief Committee it was decided to hold the open-air concert, postponed from August 7th on Sunday evening September 18th.

Story of the Talbot Bowling Competition held this week with names and scores included.

The financial result of the recent Football Carnival was £24 and will be handed over to the hospitals..

Part Five of the Mercia the ancient Kingdom of Central England by Peter Cadman

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 5th September 2021

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Chat n Cha

See you all on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 10am for a drink and a natter, we will be following all covid recommendations and look forward to seeing you all.

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

4 September 1971  Rugeley Times   Story of the new licensesd restaurant opening at the Old Wyrley Hall,

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley 3rd September 1921  Story of a football carnival taking place on Saturday afternoon on the Villa Football Ground betweenn Cheslyn Hay Boys team followed by a Cheslyn Hay Ladies match.  Full details.

Details of the local cricket club’s most successful seasons naming players.

Future of the Barn Flat Ground being discussed but with no football to be played there this season.

Story of the unveiling of the Great Wyrley War Memorial this weekend and the recreation ground will be opened by Col. W. Harrison.

Details of the pit accident concerning Councillor R. Brough.

Court case of scrumping apples worth two shillings (10p) at Middle Hill Farm, Cheslyn Hay.  Heavy fines.  Full details.

Responses

Judith Robertshaw has received a response to her email from last week re  Dormans FC.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 29th August 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Cheslyn Hay Community  Club
We are displaying a presentation of the history of the War Memorial covering the last 100 years on our stall at the Summer Fete at Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports club today 29th August 12pm to 4pm.

Speakers Evening
Last Thursday 26th August we had an excellent turnout for Steve Geale who entertained us in full Tudor costume with his very interesting talk on  ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. 

Lesley Smith as Katharine of Aragon
We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Tickets are just £8 and will be available very shortly. Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve your tickets as space is limited and demand is expected to be high.

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

24th  August 1971 Birmingham Daily Post   Councilor William George Mytton has died in hospital aged 60. Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  27th August 1921  Details of the marriage at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, between Mr. Donald S. Lowe, son of Mrs. Harvey of Rock Villa’s, and Miss. Florence May, youngest daughter of Mr. Geo. Hudson, of Cheslyn Hay.
27th August 1921 Cheslyn Hay News

The Senior Bowling Club completed its competition on Monday evening with details and scores of the final rounds.
A presentation took place on Tuesday evening, at the Red Lion Hotel to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Seedhouse.  Full story.

Licensing  Transfer of the license of the Red Lion Inn from Mr. G. W. Seedhouse to Mr. Richard H. Lockett. 
Bowls  Outcome of the match Summer House(Wolverhampton) v Cheslyn Hay Senior Club.

Enquiry from Website  Judith Robertshaw emailed us asking for details of a gold medal presented to a Dormans FC player at the Penkridge Charity Cup 1920-21.
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 22nd August 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors. 

Speakers Evening
On Thursday 26th August 7.30pm we will be welcoming Steve Geale who will be entertaining us with a talk ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. Entrance will be £1 including light refreshments.

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

Cannock Chase Advertiser  21 August 1971  Road Check Found Faults on Lorry of Calf Heath driver
Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser

20th August 1921  Court case involving Thomas Wheeler and Margaret Wheeler of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details.

20th August 1921  Story of a committee independent of the Parish Council, is undertaking the arrangements for the Hospital Fete following dispute.
Details of the Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club’s successful season.

Full story of the memorial service held at the Salem church and the unveiling of the War Memorial.

20th August 1921  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council meeting with a dispute over the street lighting.

Part Four of the Mercia the Ancient Kingdom of Central England by Peter Cadman

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 15th August 2021

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
Speakers Evening
On Thursday 26th August 7.30pm we will be welcoming Steve Geale who will be entertaining us with a talk ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. Entrance will be £1 including light refreshments.
Chat n Cha
We had excellent turnout for our first meeting since March last year, it was nice to see so many of our friends enjoying the social morning.

Lesley Smith as Katharine of Aragon 

We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Tickets are just £8 and will be available very shortly. Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve your tickets as space is limited and demand is expected to be high.

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

11th August 1961   Walsall Observer & South Staffordshire Chronicle  For the first time in the history of Cheslyn Hay Salem Methodist Church five children were christening in one service on Sunday morning and the number was the largest ever in the history of the church.  Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  13th August 1921
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
Story of 60 members of the Springfields (Wolverhampton) Working Men’s Club paid their annual visit to the local club.

Details of the open-air concert held on the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Bowling Green.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the unveiling and dedication of Cheslyn Hay’s War Memorial will take place at 3 o’clock.  Full story.

Another win for the local cricket club over the Rugeley Military Camp to meet Pension Club. Scores and bowling figures.

On Saturday a bowling competition took place on the Talbot green with full details.

Story and full details of a large musical concert held at Landywood at the Club’s Assembly Room.

Results of the Woodman Bowling competition with the outcomes of the semi-final and final ties.

Eight locals caught ganbling on Sunday and fined heavily.

Lily Pullman, Harrison’s Buildings Landywood was ordered to pay the costs of 5s 6d, for riding a bicycle on the footpath.

Details and results of three bowling matches – Woodman(Cheslyn Hay) v Shareshill,  Cannock Railway Hotel v Cheslyn Hay W. M. C. and Landywood W. M. C. v Leamore

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 8th August 2021

Our Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Chat n Char is resuming on  this Thursday August 12th  at 10am, we will be following all covid recommendations and hope to see all our old friends there.

Speakers Evening
On Thursday 26th August 7.30pm we will be welcoming Steve Geale who will be entertaining us with a talk ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. Entrance will be £1 including light refreshments.

Lesley Smith as Katharine of Aragon
We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Tickets are just £8 and will be available very shortly. Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve your tickets as space is limited and demand is expected to be high.

Cheslyn Hay War Memorial
Saturday 14th August marks the 100 year anniversary of the unveiling of the village war memorial. We will be displaying a presentation of the history of the Memorial covering the last 100 years on our stall at the Summer Fete at Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports club on 29th August 2021.

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

Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle  5th August 1960  The funeral of Mr. Richard H. Brough , of 103 Station Street, the longest serving member of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council including full details of his life.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  6th August 1921  Story of a committee being formed at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club for raising funds to feed members children during the recent Coal Crisis.
6th August 1921  Story of serious accident involving George Turner, of Low Street.
6th August 1921  Details of the winners at the Great Wyrley Flower Show.
6th August 1921  Anniversary services at the Salem Church with full details.
6th August 1921  Cannock Rural Council announced the abolition of a dilapidated house at Cheslyn Hay after a good deal of difficulty in disposing of the occupant.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 13rd June 2021

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 13rd June 2021

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.

The Cannock Chase Courier  14th May 1955  Story of the Sunday school anniversary services held at Salem Methodist Church.

Cannock Advertiser & Courier  11th June 1921
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley  The committee appointed for providing meals for the children is happily sustaining its work thanks to generous subscriptions.  Full story.

The Bowling Tournament was concluded on the Working Men’s Club Green with full details.

11th June 1921  Story of the Joint Small Pox Hospital Committee of the Cannock Rural and Urban District agreed to purchase two huts to be erected at Cheslyn Hay, as a Small Pox Hospital but Cheslyn Hay heartily objected to the small pox hospital being placed in its midst.

11th June 1921  A large gathering assembled at The Green, Cheslyn Hay, to hear Mr. Abrahamson, the Liberal candidate.  Full details.

CHESLYN HAY WATERWORKS   Part one – Story of the Inception by Graham Parker.