Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 18th August 2019

Events

Forthcoming Speakers Night
Tickets are selling fast we have only 20 left. Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renowned  historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I, entrance is by ticket only  priced at £6 to include light refreshments. Tickets will be available  from Malcolm Podmore 07794 418295 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

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
Glancing Backwards August 19th 1944
14th August 1969
  Details of Cheslyn Hay being ready for street lighting as soon as restrictions are relaxed.

14th August 1969  Funeral and background of Sydney Hughes of Windsor Road.

14th August 1969 Story of Mr. P. Greenhalgh, of Westbourne Avenue who has built his own caravan.

Cannock Chase Courier
16th August 1919
  The final round of the club Talbot Bowls Challenge Cup Competition between the Thomasbrothers with scores.

16th August1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay Tug of war match between teams from the Nook Colliery and Harrison’s team naming all the winning team.
A meeting of the Finance Committee in connection with St. Mark’s Church was held appointing an organist and his salary.

Details of Mr. James Rogers of the Woodman Inn entertaining about 60 to dinner in connection with the Peace Celebrations on Saturday followed by a children’s tea on Wednesday afternoon.

Responses

Percy Carpenter emailed with some more informantion from his book ‘A Song of Spring’ on the Holloway family of Streets Lane after reading a newspaper report in our recent newsletter.

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 11th August 2019

Events

Forthcoming Speakers Night
Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renowned  historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I, entrance is by ticket only  priced at £6 to include light refreshments. Tickets will be available  from Malcolm Podmore 07794 418295 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

Our Salem Base

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

New Publication

The Forgotten Places and Characters of Cheslyn Hay
Whilst working on the local censuses we noticed that many of the place names mentioned there bore no relation to the village street names of the 21st century. For instance, where was Needley’s Alley? It must have been of a reasonable size because according to the 1841 Census there were 32 people living there. Many of us have heard of Red Lane as being an early name for Low St, but where were Brevitt’s Lane, Old Road and Stokes’s Lane in relation to today’s village. These and other many other questions are answered in our new book ‘The Forgotten Places and Characters of Cheslyn Hay’, available at this year’s Exhibition at the Village Hall in Pinfold Lane on Saturday October 6th from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. Entrance is free and everyone’s welcome. Please give us your support. Thank you

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

Cannock Advertiser  7th August 1969
Story of football fan Mr. Thomas Ponder who met his wife Florence at the Wolves and now celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Cannock Chase Courier  9th August 1919
Harry Sutherton, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, found guilty.  Full details of court case.

 

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 4th August 2019

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

Events

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 8th August  is “Its a Mystery” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.
Forthcoming Speakers Night
Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renown historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I, entrance is by ticket only priced at £6 to include light refreshments. Tickets will be available from Malcolm Podmore 07794418295 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

Diary of Events

Speakers night held in Main Hall, Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, Last Thursday of the Month 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)
29th August 2019  “One Man and his Work Part 2 by Robert Bowers
26th September 2019  7pm Elizabeth I by Lesley Smith Entrance by ticket only  price £6
Saturday 6th October 2019  Annual Exhibition, Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay 10am to4pm
31st October 2019  “The Great War Camps of Cannock Chase” by Trevor Warburton.
28th November 2019  “Have Bell – Will Yell” by Martin Wood – Shrewsbury Town Crier
December – no speakers night
Chat n Char 
Held in Main Hall, Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay 2nd Tuesday in the month 10am

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

Cannock Advertiser  31st July 1969  A ferret raided a pen at Cheslyn Hay on Sunday and killed 90 turkey chicks.  Full details.

31st July 1969
Story of the 50 years of married life of Mr & Mrs Fred Holloway.

31st July 1969  Funeral at Cheslyn Hay of Mrs. Kathleen Alice Mansell and details of her life.

Cannock Chase Courier  2nd August 1919
Major O. C. Hawkins 
entertained old comrades at  Cheslyn Hay on the grounds of Glenthorne.  Full story.

2nd August 1919  Children of the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay schools have been granted an extra week’s holiday in commemoration of the signing of peace.
 2nd August 1919  Sale of Furniture of Cheslyn Hay House at Wedges Mills, Near Cannock of the late  Mrs. Fanny Bill.  Full details.

Old Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

Staffordshire Advertiser 2nd August 1919   Teaching of cookery in Cheslyn Hay is to be suspended until more suitable accommodation is obtained.  

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 28th July 2019

Events  Forthcoming Speakers Night Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renown historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I, entrance is by ticket only priced at £6 to include light refreshments. Tickets will be available from Malcolm Podmore 01922 410021 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

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  24th July 1969  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council are “smartening up” the village for the forthcoming holidays.  Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier 26th July 1919  Full story of the peace Celebrations including processions, church services, sports events and fancy dress competitions with names of winners and participants.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay   26th July 1919  A presentation was made to Sergeant A. R. Handy D.C.M. with full details.

Stephen Pratt won the open 80 yards Foot Handicap at Hednesford on Saturday.
At the invitation of Mrs. Seedhouse connected with the Peace Celebrations assembled at the Red Lion where tea was provided with a Social Evening including patriotic songs.


Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

Walsall Observer 25th July 1969
A Inquest verdict was recorded that Sidney Hughes (83) of 5, Windsor Road, Cheslyn Hay, died from Pneumoconiosis and associated chest diseases on July 16th at his home.   
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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 21st July 2019

Rogers Trips 2019  Although he wasn’t able to be there in person, a big thank you to Roger for organising yesterday’s excellent trip to Leicester. Also, to Sue and Dave for their hard work in keeping things running smoothly all day. We hope you had as good a time as we did, and we look forward to hearing your suggestions for our 2020 trips.

Events  The Topic for our speakers night this Thursday is “lost Britain” with Peter Cadman starting 7.30pm Salem, High Street Cheslyn hay admission £1 including refreshments

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 17th July 1969
Harold Philip Kingston, of The Nook Farm, Cheslyn Hay, has recently obtained a degree in economics but has never been to a grammar school or university. Full story.

17th July 1969  A new primary school is being opened in September and Mr. D. Bickley has been appointed headmaster, but Mr Martin will continue as headmaster of the existing school.
17th July 1969  Mrs Gwenneth Blackley, of Cheslyn Hay, has been invited to an afternoon garden party at Buckingham Palace today.  Full story.

17th July 1969  Mr. Charles Barlow officially opened the new Hawkins Sports and Social Club, offering more facilities in Cheslyn Hay.
17th July 1969  Annual Sports Day at Cheslyn Hay Primary School naming all the prize winners.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

19th July 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser  William Casewell Brockley, farmer, Middle Hill , applied for an ejectment order against Joseph Elson. Full detials of court case.

12th July 1919  Walsall Observer  At  Meeting of the Cannock Rural Council a petition was signed requesting the council to consider the sanitary arrangements.

General News

Jim Wise one of our long standing members who always attends our Tuesday and Thursday meetings celebrated his 80th birthday last week. 

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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 14th July 2019

Events
Its Rogers trip this Thursday 18th July to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III  We will leave from the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. Car parking available at back of Salem or on the nearby Talbot car park on Low Street.

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 10th July 1969  A further appeal has been made for leaders in the new youth programme which is to be established at Cheslyn Hay for the formation of scout and guide groups.
10th July 1969  Salem Women’s Own held a garden party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Woolaston, “Lenton”, High Street, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier  12th July 1919  Full details of Ernest Smith, Thomas Boon and Frank Worsey court cases for not sending their children to school.
12th July 1919  Alfred Edward Heminsley, Black Lees Farm, Shareshill, was summoned for assaulting Edith Birch (8) Pinfold Lane, with a stick.  Full detials.

Archives  A wall plate depicting scenes of Cheslyn Hay has been kindly donated by Barbara Battersby.

Memories of Andrew Williams of Cheslyn Hay (1960 – 1977) including Harry Bates, Mr & Mrs Sleigh, Eric & Pauline GreyNell Stokes,  the Belchers,  Johnny Newman, Tim & Simon Yoraththe Podmores, Mr & Mrs Holland, Mr & Mrs Hollimode, Mr & Mrs Birch and their two sons David & Graham, Mr & Mrs Whale, Mrs & Mrs Dawson, Mr & Mrs Kingston, Mr & Mrs Bowen, the Brownsand daughter Nina, the Jeavons’s & HortonsDavid and Russell PottsStephen Green, mad Jack & mad HerbertJack Martin, Taffy Blount, Mr & Mrs Russell, Bugsy Bruton and Roy Bates
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Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 7th July 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 11th June is “Its a Dirty Job” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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

Rogers Trips 2019
We still have some tickets left for our  trip on Thursday 18th July  to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III The cost is  £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3. Could all monies still owing  please be paid as soon as possible.  We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am  

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

Cannock Advertiser  3rd July 1969  £100 was donated to the Cheslyn Hay Salem Church by villagers in the churches special “Gift Day” services on Sunday.  
3rd July 1969  Details of the Hawkins Football Club’s annual dinner and dance on Saturday including all the individual awards.

Cannock Courier  5th July1919  No News for Cheslyn Hay 

Archives
A fiche reader has kindly been donated to us by Sue Challenger.  This will be available for our visitors to use at our base on Tuesday mornings

Free Sites for Family History Research
Details of the Free Census, Free Births Marriage Death Index, Free Registers, Family Search, Uk Birth Marriage Deaths, Gravestone Photos, Irish Research, and Genuki who is the UK and Ireland Genealogy gateway site.

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