Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 19 May 2019

Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 19th May 2019

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

Events

Roger’s trip on Thursday was a resounding success and a full repor is given by Steve Geale who enjoyed the day out.

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

Cannock Advertiser 15th May 1969
Grandfathers hand down some strange keep-sakes to their grandchildren, but newspapers are a strange type of family heirloom.
Three old newspapers have been passed down to Mr. I Dicks of 1, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, as heirlooms dating back to 1741 with details of historical events and why they were kept.

15th May 1969
Miss. Yvonne Whitehouse of 19 Station Street is emigrating to Australia on Thursday to start a new life there.

15th May 1969
Hawkins opened their cricket season with a 16 run victory over John Thompsons.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
17th May 1919

A Whist Drive, Dance and Social took place for the benefit of W. Garrett, of Station Street.
Last week a collection was organised by Messrs. J. Middleton and T. Bown for the benefit of Mr. Wm. Brough, The Lot, who has been very ill for some considerable time.  

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 5th May 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is ” You Will Have to Think About it ” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to some unfortunate cancellations we now have 5 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III on Thursday 18th July.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all outstanding monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, be paid as soon as possible

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

No Articles for Cheslyn Hay this week in 1969

Cannock Courier 3rd May 1919
A meeting was held at the Institute to decide the outcome of the money raised for Tom Goodman who had his leg broken while playing for them.

It may be stated that the Reception for the local discharged and demobilised Soldiers and Sailors will take place on Whit Monday.

Memories
Floss of the Wool Shop who was born this week 7th May 100 years ago recalls her life on the village from a 2013 interview in our archives.

General News
Announcement by Linda Drury on facebook “Yesterday we sadly lost my dad, Richard Drury, known to most as Mick. He worked at Littleton Colliery, after his retirement he contributed to many local history books about the local pits. His funeral will be on the 21st May at 2pm at Stafford Crematorium”
We have lost a vast history of knowledge of coal mining in Cannock Chase with passing of Mick he was a good friend of our Local History Society.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 28th April 2019

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 28th April 2019

Events
No events this week

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

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to a cancellation we now have 3 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford,
Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all
inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 18th July.
The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, be paid by
Tuesday 30th April 2019.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser  24th April 1969  A new site for the Cheslyn Hay William Baxter Special Day School has been found in Belt Road, Hednesford. Full details.
24th April 1969  Details of the three local nominations for the vacant seat on Cannock Rural District Council caused by the resignation of Mr. H. Roberts, of Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay.  
Cannock Chase Courier  26th April 1919  Story of the marriage between Mr. Thomas Weaver, of Bridgford, Near Stafford, and Miss Constance Mureena Hackett, of Cheslyn Hay.
26th April 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
On Thursday evening last week, Mr. Geo. Horton presided over the Annual Meeting of the Talbot Bowling Club. On Thursday evening Mr. S. H. Harvey presided over a meeting of the James Perry Fund.
Full details given for both occasions.

Enquiry

We had an enquiry on our facebook page asking when Glenthorne Primary School Cheslyn Hay opened. Peter Cadman’s wife Carolyne replied with all the information and Dave Washington has found the adverts dated 25th April 1969 advertising jobs  ready for the school opening in September 1969.  All are listed with salaries.
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 21st April 2019

Events.. Our AGM is on 25th April 2019 Main Hall, Salem Methodist Church 7.00pm refreshments will be served during the evening, following the AGM we will be having a Talk on the “Burghley House and Leicester Trips

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

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to a cancellation we now have 3 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 18th July. The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, be paid by Tuesday 30th April 2019

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser  17th April 1969
Annual Ladies’ Day at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay on Sunday.  Full details.

17th April 1969  Story of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club holding a Bonnet Parade at Easter. The funeral took place last week of Mr. Leonard Mills of 33, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, with details of his life.

17th April 1969  Information on the second time in two years, a party from Hawkins Sports Football Club visiting Belgium, where they played a friendly game with one of the Continental teams.  
Cannock Chase Courier  19th April 1919
The annual meeting of the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council was held on Wednesday with the election of Chairman, Vice Chairman and the overseers.

19th April /1919  Isaiah Hayden Pearson, and Albert Pearson, of Cheslyn Hay, were charged with using threats towards Bertha Pearson.  Full details of the court case.
19th April 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
The Sunday School Anniversary in connection with the Primitive Methodist Church was celebrated on Sunday.
Mr. Joseph Lockett, an old resident of High Street, passed away on Friday, at the age of 65 years.
On Monday evening there was a notice in a shop window.  “Cigarettes and Tobacco “For Sale” and hundreds of packets were disposed of in a very short time.
More than ordinary interest is being manifested in the Football Match on Good Friday on the Barn Flat Ground, between the local Institute Club and Discharged Soldiers.  The latter will be strongly represented by many prominent players.

Post from our Facebook page

In our Newsletter  dated 7th April 2019  we reported on the death of Lance Corporal Thomas Noden  and on our facebook page Clare Jones commented on the Nodens which prompted a 70 year old memory of Clare herself from Mike Shorter.

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 14 April 2019

Events   No Events this week.   We had a good turnout for our Fab Four Chat n Char last Thursday, Peter and Bob put together a very enjoyable show.

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

Membership Renewal
Annual Membership is now due for renewal
Membership is on a per household basis @£5 per annum (1st April to 31st March)
If you would like your newsletter posted instead of emailed there is an extra charge of £7

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to a cancellation we now have 3 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 18th July. The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, be paid by Tuesday 30th April 2019.

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

Cannock Advertiser   10th April 1969
Pewter work, moccasin and glove making are just three of the unusual hobbies that members of the Cheslyn Hay Arts and Crafts Class enjoy at their Tuesday night meetings. 
10th April 1969
Mr. Leslie Marston, of Marston supermarket, Cheslyn Hay, is having a mini car placed in one of his shop windows to advertise and promote a national competition.

Cannock Courier  12th April 1919
Cannock Rural District Council Elections
  Details of the results of the elections in Cheslyn Hay.

12th April 1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay

A large audience assembled at the Salem Schools on Tuesday evening, when the Rev. John Naylordelivered a thrilling lecture entitled “The rise and fall of Germany”.
On Thursday evening a successful Whist Drive and Dance took place at the Working Men’s Club in aid of six unfortunate old members who are unable to work. 

Memories
We have had an interesting memory on our website from Tony James who used to live on the village recalling the Bird family and Mr Perks the Butcher.

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 7th April 2019

Events  The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is “The Fab Four” starting at 10am in the Salem as usua

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 2nd April 1969  Cheslyn Hay funeral of Mr. Albert Edward Simpson of 9, Littlewood Lane, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details.

2nd April 1969  Building on the new Hawkins Sports and Social Club is now nearing completion.
2nd April 1969  The owners of the newly opened ladies fashion shop in Cheslyn Hay called the “The Bird Cage” have launched their shop with a ‘bang’.  Full story.Cannock Chase Courier 5th April 1919  During the week a ballot was taken for a War Memorial and discussions of what form the Memorial should take are now taking place.               On Wednesday evening Mr. W. C. Thackergave a performance at the Picture Palace for the benefit of Mr. J. Perry’s fund.
Newspaper researched by Dave Washington

It was reported in the Staffordshire Advertiser that The War office had notified Mr and Mrs Noden, of Holly Bush, Saredon, that their son Lance Corporal Thomas Noden, a single man who was reported wounded and missing on March 26th the previous year must have died on that date or since.
General News
   We send all our best wishes to two of our members Richard and Betty Hackett who celebrated their Pearl Wedding Anniversary last week, 30 happy years together.
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