Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 12th January 2020

Events
No events this week.
We had an interesting talk last week at our Chat n Char, Peter Cadman gave a talk assisted by Bob Brevit on the origins of the surnames of some of our members and committee often with quite hilarious results.

Our Forth Coming Speakers Nights are as follows
30th January 2020  “To Die For” The Dangers of Victorian Fashion by Helen Johnson
27th February 2020  “Darling Elizabeth” The Queen Mum  ” by Mary Bodfish
26th March 2020  ” Lipstick on My Collar” by Rev. Lynne Morris

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

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

Cannock Chase Courier  10th January 1920  A local committee was formed to organise a Football Charity Cup Competition, and Mr. J. Pratt generously offered a cup as a trophy.  On New Year’s Day the local Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors newly, formed club met the local Villa at Chambley’s Park.

The Literary and Debating Society was held on Monday last but the discussion of “Nationalisation of Mines” commences this Thursday evening. 
Cannock Advertiser
No reports for this week in 1970
Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

6th January 1970 Birmingham Daily Post  Two people from Cannock have been awarded Royal Humane Society Certificates for reviving an 11 month old boy after he had fallen into an ornamental pool in Park Street, Shareshill , Cannock on July 16th  last year. 

Memories
We have had a query from one of our members  about the chippy in Station Street . In our records we have reference to a Chip Shop at 189 station street  run by Gordon Lunt., but our member  thinks it was run by George Lunt  (Gordon’s brother).  Can anyone help us to confirm that Gordon did indeed run a Chip Shop in Station Street?

General News
A collection of mining photographs and videos which have been shared on our facebook page by Andrew Purcell and Dave White can be viewed by clicking the photo below, there are some very interesting pictures.

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Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 5th January 2020

Events

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 9th January  is “Whats in a Name” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee Meeting 1pm this Tuesday.

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

Cannock Advertiser   1st January 1970  Details of two Cheslyn Hay motorists were in collision in Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay.
1st January 1970  Landywood Residents and Welfare Association committee is trying to acquire land for a children’s play area.
1st January 1970 Coal mining experience provided a foothold for Cheslyn Hay man, Anthony Walker, to become one of the “gold diggers” in Ghana.  Full story.

Memories

Percy Carpenter writes about his memories of Christmases at Great Wyrley Wesley Church in the late 1940s and singing carols including ‘Hark the glad sound’ in four parts by Cornelius Whitehouse.

Requests

Norma has emailed asking for our help re her grandfather, William Henry Bowen born in 1858, I believe, Worcestershire. His mother was Mary Bowen who married John Bull when William was two years old. My mystery person is Mary Bowen, I can’t seem to find out who she belongs to. William Henry Bowen, Mary’s son, was my grandfather and he and my grandmother, Frances Ellen Jones, lived in Cheslyn Hay and my father was born there and I grew up in Upper Landywood. These days, I live in Dundee, Michigan. I have tried to find my grandmother’s, Frances Ellen Jones, roots without success.  Her father was Robert Jones and that is all I have on him.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 29th December 2019

Events

No Events this week

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is shut this Tuesday 31st December due to maintenance on the floor at Salem we will be open 7th January.  See you all in The New Year.

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

Cannock Advertiser  23rd December 1969  Details of the Cheslyn Hay Primary School’s Christmas party.

Cannock Courier  27th December 1919  Full details of the proposed celebration of the centenary of Salem Chapel, at Cheslyn Hay, with a list of the baptisms in the old thatched chapel over a hundred years ago.
27th December 1919  Story of the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, being crowded to its utmost capacity on Sunday evening for a Christmas service arranged by Mr. Arnold S. Hawkins.

Memories  One of our members Phil Evans asked ” Who remembers tasting the Dryad paste when making paper chains and lanterns in Mrs Price’s Class at Pinfold Lane infants School when we were building up to The Birth of Jesus and the celebrations of Christmas time”

General News

Our Publications are now available to purchase on ebay as well as from our base
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 22nd December 2019

Merry Christmas to all our Members

Events

No Events this week

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday
We are open as usual this Tuesday ,Christmas Eve, unfortunately due to maintenance in the Salem Hall on Tuesday 31st December we will be closed.  See you all in the New Year

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

Cannock Advertiser  17th December 1969 Details of the Cheslyn Hay William Baxter Schools Christmas party.
17th December 1969    Christmas for needy children with a toy service held at Cheslyn Hay Salem on Sunday.
17th December 1969  The Wesley Guild held Antiques Evening with old photographs and curios.

17th December 1969  Cheslyn Hay Bowls Club’s Awards Night listing all finalists in all competitions.
17th December 1969  After meeting at Cheslyn Hay Community Centre for many years the villages Over 60’s Club has changed its headquarters to Salem Church Lecture Room.  Full details.
Cannock Courier  20th December 1919  Messrs. Blencowe’s Brewery, applied to the magistrates for sanction to alter and enlarge the premises known as the New Inns, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.

Memories of Peter Cadman, reprinted from Newsletter December 2010, with his experiences of delivering the Christmas post in 1968 mentioning many of the Cheslyn Hay characters from that era.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 15th December 2019

Events

No Events this week.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
We will be opening our base on Christmas Eve, this will enable people who are normally working to pop in and have a cuppa and browse our archives or perhaps do some local research.

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

Cannock Advertiser  11th December 1969  Old and needy people in the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay area will have an extra surprise this Christmas – gifts of food parcels from one of their residents associations.
11th December 1969  The committee of Landywood Estate Residents and Welfare Association is appealing for six strong men to help with the erection of Christmas trees in Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay and the Landywood estate.
Cannock Chase Courier  13th December 1919  George Mason, of Cheslyn Hay, found guilty to disorderly behaviour in High Street.

13th December 1919    Cheslyn Hay United defeated Harvey Ltd. Full report.

Memories

Following on from last week’s discussion on “The Rec”  full Newspaper reports researched by Dave Washington are published, if anyone has any photographs past or present we would be very grateful for a copy, we only have a few in our archives.

General News

We are hoping to increase our range of photographs for future generations to enjoy, and to help preserve a visual aspect of the changing village over the years. Have any of our readers got any photographs of the village or local people we could copy for our archives. You can call in at our base any Tuesday morning or email copies to the email address below. Many people now have their photos stored digitally on their phones or computers; we would welcome any copies of new and old photos from any source including photographic slides or negatives for our archives.
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 8th December 2019 Events

No Events this week

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee meeting 1pm, 10th December.

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

Cannock Avertiser 4th December 1969  Mrs Anne Margaret Mumford, a 23-years-old Cheslyn Hay woman died when the car in which she was a passenger skidded out of control and smashed into a telegraph pole, an inquest jury heard.  Full report.

 4th December 1969  Story of the wives of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley Chrysanthemum growers who are being asked to take more interest.
 4th December 1969  A lorry driver “came as possible” to killing a Cheslyn Hay woman police-constable, Christine Moore and her boyfriend, a magistrate said at Cannock on Monday. Full story.

Cannock Chase Courier  6th December 1919  The death took place at Cannock Workhouse, on Tuesday, of Mary Ann Withnall (83) who resided at 125, High Street, Cheslyn Hay. 
6th December 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  The Council Schools were re-opened on Monday morning after being closed for over six weeks, owing to the heating apparatus being out of order.

On Monday evening the clubroom at the Lord Nelson Hotel was crowded on the occasion of a Concert in aid of Mr. J. Wolloxhall, who is an old and respected citizen, and who has been ill for some time.

Mr. J. Bull, on Monday evening at the Literary and Debating Society gave an interesting paper on his experiences in Palestine.

Old Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

6th December 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser  On the 27th Ult. about 120 employees of Messrs. G. W. Lewis’s Rosemary Tileries, Cheslyn Hay, were entertained to dinner by the firm at The Red Lion Inn, Cheslyn Hay.
Responses  

Last Tuesday morning two of our regular visitors were talking about “The Rec” when it was opened and if there was ever a Helter Skelter there? Our Chairman Malcom Podmore has found the following in our archives.

From March 13th 2016 Newsletter

MEMORIES From a 2002 interview with Joe Cadman on his time when growing up in Cheslyn Hay involving his memories of the Recreation Ground in Station Street. Also from The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay book confirming the generosity of Mr Henry Hawkins who on 17th July 1906 made the gift of the field to the village for recreational purposes. His son, Mr Arnold S. Hawkins, also erected a sports pavilion on the site on 31st March 1929.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 1st December 2019

Events
Our Speakers night with  Martin Wood, Shrewsbury Town Crier who talked on the Trials and Tribulations of the World’s Tallest Town Crier!! Who stands a mere 7ft 2ins tall was very warmly received.  He gave a very interesting talk on the history of Town Criers as well as an account of his own adventures as Shrewsbury Town Crier.

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

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

Cannock Advertiser  27th November 1969  Story of rats on the Sutherland Road estate.
27th November 1969  Poor road conditions in Landywood Lane
27th November 1969  Chairman of Cannock Rural Health Committee, councillor D. A. Stanton, found guilty of selling a mouldy cream cake.

Cannock Chase Courier  25th November 1919  Death of miner Wilfred Garratt, aged 21 years, of 127 Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington
29th November 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser carried an interesting article on Housing Conditions in the Cannock District including details on Cheslyn Hay.

29th November 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser  An application was received from Messrs T. A. Hawkins and Sons, Old Coppice Colliery, asking for permission to extend their mineral siding by crossing Lodge Lane, Cheslyn Hay.

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