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.

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 6th June 2021

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

3rd June 1971  Burton Observer and Chronicle Shareshill property for sale.
5th June 1971  Birmingham Daily Post Woman killed, husband hurt, in A5 crash
Cannock Chase Courier &  Advertiser   4 June 1921  Appeal to all Creditors having any debts, claims, or demands against the estate of Sarah & William Brindley, late of Saredon Mill, Shareshill.

4th June 1921  Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley  The Literary and Debating Society had their first ramble of the season when they visited Teddesley Park.

A competition in connection with the Senior Bowling Club was completed with full details.

Cheslyn Hay cricket team beat St Peter’s from Wolverhampton at the Dell with full details.

A lady’s football team has been formed at Cheslyn Hay and they play their first match this weekend with Essington Ladies Club.
4th June 1921  At Cheslyn Hay, the senior club beat Chadsmoor Central Bowling Club.
Mr. B. Burrel Davis, solicitor, Cannock has been appointed Clerk to the Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and Landywood District Schools Committee.

At the meeting of the Cannock Rural District Council on Friday, it was reported that eight municipal houses at Coppice Lane Cheslyn Hay have now been roofed and will be ready for occupation in the coming week.
The Cannock Rural Council are to reopen negotiations for the purchase of land at Coppice Lane corner, to remove the present danger to the public constituted by this corner.
4th June 1921  Letter to the Courier from Cheslyn Hay Villa enquiring why they have not been presented with the trophy having just won the Cannock Chase Junior Football League.

4th June 1921  Problems with the water shortage at Cheslyn Hay following the recent drought.

Wolverhampton Parish Records

A list of  Parish Records from around the Wolverhampton area is printed for downloading for members.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 30th May 2021

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

Birmingham Daily Post  19th May 1971   Three football fans, including Terence Martin of Cheslyn Hay, killed in car crash.  Full story.

Cannock Chase Courier and Advertiser  28th May 1921  All the details of the Cannock Chase Charity Cup Final between Cheslyn Hay Villa and Penkridge United.
28th May 1921  Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley  Story of the Bowling Tournament took place at the Working Men’s Club
The members of the Literary and debating Society had their first ramble of the season on Thursday afternoon, when they visited Teddesley Park,

MERCIA  THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF CENTRAL ENGLAND PART 2 by Peter Cadman     

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 23rd May 2021

Membership
Thank you to all the members who have already renewed their membership for 2021/22, we hope you are all keeping well, and that it wont be too much longer until we can all meet again.
If you have normally paid via PayPal – you do not need to do anything – as your membership will renew automatically. If you pay by cheque please send  to address below (made out to CH&DLHS) or you can pay in cash to:-Membership Secretary CH&DLHS, C/O – 9 Coltsfoot View, Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire. WS6 7BG

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 a variety of reports from previous years where possible.

Birmingham Daily Post  18th May 1971  Full story of the letter which a former councilor of Cheslyn Hay sent to the Queen was one of several which cost him a total of £1000 libel damages yesterday.
Rugeley Times  15th  May 1971  Two men, one from Cheslyn Hay, pleaded guilty to dishonestly taking more than six hundredweight of coal, worth £3.25, when they appeared before Rugeley magistrates.  Full story.

21 May 1921  Details of a communication was read from Cannock Rural District Council intimated that the authority do not intend to take steps regarding the proposed improvement of Coppice Lane Corner at Cheslyn Hay.

21 May 1921  Story of the poor rate collector for the Cannock district, is to have a district office at Cheslyn Hay.

21 May 1921  The Cheslyn Hay Primitive Methodists held their annual Sunday School treat on Whit Monday in a field kindly lent by Mr. Alfred Heminsley  Full details.

21 May 1921  Story of the Working Men’s Club Male Voice Choir in their performance in the Musical Competition on Tuesday at Dudley Castle Fetes.
21 May 1921  The children attending Salem Church School, had their annual school treat on Tuesday.  Full details.
21 May 1921  The local cricket club commenced the season with two wins over Beudesert, and the Sunbeam Motors Works Club. 

Staffordshire Name Indexes  An excellent website brought to you by Staffordshire & Stoke On Trent Archive Service allowing free access.  All listed.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 16th May 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.

Cannock Advertiser  12th May 1956
Glancing Back, May 9th 1931
  The senior boys of Cheslyn Hay schools each year give a performance of one of Shakespeare’s
plays and this year it was a production of “King Lear”. Full story.
12th May 1956
  Funeral of Mr. J. H. Harris of 9. Hill Street, Cheslyn Hay, with story of his life.

Cannock Chase Advertiser & Courier  14th May 1921
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley  Details of the houses being erected in Cheslyn Hay, under the Cannock Rural Housing Scheme are nearing completion, and a committee has been formed to select the tenants to occupy them.
14th May 1921  Story of the strike with breakfast being served by the teachers at the Council Schools, and dinners provided for a large number in Salem Church Schools every day.
14th May 1921  Danger signals to regulate the speed of traffic in High Street and Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, are to be erected but a claim by Mr. Ansell, for damage to a cart road, at Cheslyn Hay, was refused.
14th May 1921  Details of the forthcoming season of the local Cricket Club.
14th May 1921  On Wednesday evening the assembly room of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club was crowded to hear discussion on the Coal Crisis.  Full story including several paragraphs.

Memories
Following on from the newspaper report “School Sermons At Landywood” in last weeks newsletter Percy Carpenter emailed  “The article reminded me that I had a picture of the choir in1921 which I have  attached.  The placard held by W J Garratt says Easter 1921 which would have been on March 27 five weeks before the Sunday School Anniversary  which was always held on the first Sunday in May.  In later years I sang in the choir with one or two people in this picture.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 9th May 2021

Membership  A big thank you to all the members who have already renewed their membership for 2021/22.
If you have normally paid via PayPal – you do not need to do anything – as your membership will renew automatically. If you pay by cheque please send  to address below (made out to CH&DLHS) or you can pay in cash to:-
Membership Secretary CH&DLHS,
C/O – 9 Coltsfoot View,
Cheslyn Hay,
Staffordshire.
WS6 7BG

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

Lichfield Mercury  7th May 1971   The Woodman, Cheslyn Hay lost to Lichfield Bowling Club in the first match of the season in a Cannock Thursday League Match.  Full indivual match scores.
Cannock Chase Courier  07 May 1921  Discussion on the Great Wyrley Sewerage Scheme at the meeting of the Cannock Rural District Council  on Friday.

The Midland Music Festival Competition  with Mr. Ernest Amphlett, the well known local musical conductor attaining several successes at the Midland Musical Festival held in Birmingham Town Hall.

School Sermons at Landywood  In connection with the Lower Landywood Wesleyan Church, the Sunday School Sermons were held, on Sunday.  Full details.

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley  7th May 1921
Story of a large congregation assembled at St. Mark’s Church Great Wyrley, for the special services in celebration of Ladies Day.

Details of the opening of the bowling green connected to the Working Men’s Club.

Story of the Landywood Working Mens Club entertaining the children of the parish to tea on Sunday afternoon when about 300 children partook  of an excellent meal.

The members of the Senior Bowling Club have commenced the season last week a successful competition was commenced.  Full details.

7th May 1921 
 Licence transfers all listed.

7th May 1921  
Two wins for Cheslyn Hay Villa beating Boney Hay and Rugeley Town.  Full details of matches with goalscorers.

The Anniversary in connection with the Salem Sunday School will be postponed until July 31st.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 2nd May 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.

Cannock Advertiser  1st May 1954  Details of Cheslyn Hay British Legion ‘B’ team successful darts season and individual prize winners.

Cannock Courier & Advertiser  30th April 1921  Local News from Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley
Details of the half yearly meeting of the Rugeley District of the Ancient Order of Oddfellows held at the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club.

Story of the miners’ stoppage, now in its fourth week.  Now severely felt and the question of feeding the children has been considered and includes 550 children of Lower Landywood, Great Wyrley, Upper Landywood and Newtown.

30th April 1921  Story of the death of P.c. Thomas Hulme, a well-known and greatly respected officer, and who married the daughter of Mrs. J. Rogers, of the Woodman Inn, Littlewood.

Mercia ….The Ancient  Kingdom of Central England Part 2  by Peter Cadman with the title of ‘What did the Romans ever do for us?

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