EVENTS Roger’s Chat n Char is this Thursday 9th June at 10.00am in the Main Hall of the Salem and the title for the morning’s entertainment is ‘Happy Birthday!’
Also Roger has sold more seats for the second coach to Blenheim Palace on Thursday 14th July but we have received cancellations so there are just 5 seats remaining at £23. Telephone Roger 01543 372856.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we are continuing with our Evans and Perks research.
REQUESTS No requests received for this week.
RESPONSES Our three researchers have all provided information for Stephanie following her enquiry into the Christian name of Lamotto.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Two wedding photographs – one of Arthur Norwood & Alice Kingston and guests, and a mystery Salem wedding that includes Nell Stokes (nee Perks) and Polly Stacey (nee Perks), one of Perce Marshall, an Iris Heminsley in Hill Street in 1948 and one of the original Noden’s Barn, now the Holly Bush Garden Centre. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington With details of one Cheslyn Hay story in April 1929 that caught the interest of the daily papers up and down the land including the Dundee Telegraph, the Hartlepool Mail and the Hull Daily Mail.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
9th June 1966 Details of cricket match Cheslyn Hay versus Codsall with names provided.
10th June 1916 Surprising news of the annual school treat in connection with Salem Church.
MEMORIES Details of our farming past including information on Monoha Chambley, Thomas Bird, Edward Quinton, Thomas Talbot, Joshua Harvey, Sarah Jackson, William Gilpin, George Marklew, George Ashman, Daniel Whitehouse and the Daces – Benjamin, Jane and James.
THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH MYS – 16 An unknown Cheslyn Hay organisation from the thirties with only Ben Carpenter named (front – 2nd from left). Can be viewed either on our website www.chdlhs.co.uk or on our Facebook Page.
WWI COMMEMORATION This June we commemorate the death of Charles Hickman
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES We have now collated over 250,000 (a quarter of million) entries on our master database including baptisms, weddings, burials, photographs, newspaper reports, censuses and electoral roles which will eventually be available at the touch of a button to all of our members researching their family histories. We are also building up lists of interest that will provide much information for these researchers and I include this week s story relating to the miners at the Old Coppice Colliery with all these 44 involved – H Brough, W Baldwin, J Belcher, M Hook, J Parbrook, J Wesley, R Webster, J Handy, F Powell, R Cooper, W Wilkes, D Brough, S Belcher, R Shorter, E Sambrooks, E Venables, E Pitt, S Woodall, T Rogers, T Parry, F Boothby, H Bakewell, T Gaskin, S Richards, A Turner, L Boon, H Dawkins, T Cooper, W Westwood, F Kendall, J Baker, W Taylor, R Baseley, S Horton, E Bosworth, J Bland, J Walker, B Hawkins, H Spooner, W Hawkins, A Brown, J Morgan, A Horobin, J Lees.
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