Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 9th January 2022

Happy New Year to all our members

Thursday 13th January is our first chat n cha of the new year, we hope you will all be able to join us for a cuppa and a musical quiz

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
6th January 1972
Cannock Advertiser
Musicians Wife Dies
The wife of well-known local musician Lawrence Hawkins, Mrs.Maria Theresa Hawkins died at Fernleigh Hospital, Stafford

Funeral of Harry Linnel
The funeral service of Mr. Harry Linnel took place at the Bethel Methodist Chapel, Bridgtown, last week Cannock Town in the very early century, and he also played for Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club.
7th January, 1922
Cannock Chase Courier
Cheslyn Hay an Great Wyrley
On Wednesday evening of last week the decease took place of an old resident of Cheslyn Hay, in the person of Mrs. Elizabeth Hawkins of Hill Street.

Cheslyn Hay resident, Oliver Jones, of High Street, passed away at his residence

On Sunday evening a large congregation was present at the Salem Methodist Church when a Dedication Service was held, conducted by the Rev. John Naylor. At the close of the service fifty three new friends were registered as members of the church, a large proportion of them being young men belonging to the Young Men’s Institute.
Soccer
Walsall Junior League
Cheslyn Hay Villa journeyed to Walsall on Saturday to fulfil their fixture with the Ex-service club on the Birmingham Road Ground. Cheslyn Hay Albion 3 New Invention 1.
Penkridge Charity Cup
A Heath Hayes Protest
A special meeting of the Penkridge Charity Cup Competition was held at The Boat Inn, Penkridge

7th January 1922
Staffordshire Advertiser
Serious Charge Against Youths
Harry Whitehouse,18, edge tool grinder; Christopher Cascarino, 17, collier; and James Mitchell, 18, collier, were indicted for breaking into the dwelling house

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter Christmas and New year 2021

Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year to all our Members
Thank you for all your support during the last difficult year, see you all in 2022.
Salem Base

Please remember that we will be closed on Tuesday December 28th and will re-open on Tuesday Jan 4th Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Newsletter 11th December 2021

Salem Base Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. We hope that while covid rates are increasing that visitors will wear a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
10th December 1971. Lichfield Mercury
Methodists make hay with five of the best!
Burntwood Methodists visited Cheslyn Hay and maintained their unbeaten record in the Cannock and Rugeley Youth League with a convincing 5-0 victory.
10th December 1921 Cannock Chase Courier
Cheslyn Hay Rates
Mr. A. H. Friendship presented the rates for the Parish of Cheslyn Hay;- Poor rate 6/6 (as against 6/-), special expenses rate 1/9 (as against 2/-), and lighting rate 4d (as against 3d).,
£2 for Ferreting
Frederick Pearce, of Saredon, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game at SaredonObscene Language Thomas Wheeler and Margaret Wheeler, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, were summoned for using obscene language. Sergt. Wright said the defendants had been to Bloxwich, and the obscene language was being used because the bus stopped at the wrong place. Defendants were fined in August for a similar offence and they were now ordered to pay 20s.
Soccer
Birmingham Junior Cup Cheslyn Hay Villa received Sunbeam Motors Club in the second round of the above competition, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
On Thursday evening of last week, a large and interested audience assembled at the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Assembly Room, when the Rev. John Naylor, gave an address on “Unemployment and some of its Causes
The members of the Literary and Debating Society had an entertaining evening, on Monday, when Mrs. M. E. Allan, Head Mistress of the Girls School, gave an interesting paper on “The 45’sr.
A sad fatality occured at Great Wyrley on Saturday last, which resulted in the death of Horace Whitehouse, a son of Handel Whitehouse, a well known and respected Wyrley resident. The unfortunate boy was severely scalded
Mr. A. Willetts, of Landywood, Secretary of the Landywood Ex-Service Men’s Welfare Fund has received a communication from headquarters notifying him that the sum of £67 18s. has been allocated to the ex-service men of the parish.
MERCIA THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF CENTRAL ENGLAND part 8 by Peter Cadman
Significant Mercian Settlements
All the settlements discussed are to be found within an approximate radius of twenty.

CHDLHS – Newsletter 17th October 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
Last Thursday evening we welcomed Lesley Smith who gave a brilliant performance as Katharine of Aragon, in full costume, to a packed house transporting the audience to a bygone era . Lesley has also written a book entitled “Wolf Moon”. It is about the Tutbury castle and other places in the immediate area but set in 1568/9 and is a tale of spies and murder in Elizabethan England with all the intrigues that one would expect of that time. We have 4 copies of the book for sale priced at £11.50 each, these will be available at our base.

Cannock Chase Courier 100 years ago this week
15 October 1921
Hospital Parade
November 20th, 1921
For Sale.- Spring Cabbage Plants 3d per score,1s per 100. Plant now for cutting in April. Picklers 4d per score.
Apply W. Belcher, Wedges Mills, Cannock.
Wanted to Sell,- 26 Gallons of milk, daily, to be fetched from G. H. Edwards, Hatherton Hall Farm.
Law and Order
License Transfer
The license of the Lord Nelson Hotel, Cheslyn Hay, Noah Gough,; William Draper, George Plant, for keeping dogs without a license.
Neighbourly Amenities at Churchbridge.
Minnie Whitburn and Kate Rodwell, of Churchbridge, were summoned for using threats towards Lucy Woods.
Walsall Junior League
Cheslyn Hay Villa journeyed to Pelsall, on Saturday afternoon, Staffordshire Junior Cup
Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley
The Cheslyn Hay Aftercare Committee will inaugurate the coming session with a public meeting at the Council School on Monday. The object of the meeting is to secure the support of the public on behalf of the young people of the township in whom the Welfare Committee are interested.
for must be borne(sic) in mind.
Death of Cheslyn Hay Football Enthusiast.
Early on Tuesday Morning the sad news circulated throughout the township of Cheslyn Hay of the sudden decease of Mr. B. Carpenter, of High Street, Cheslyn HayNo articles for this week in 1971

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 10th October 2021

Salem Base  Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
There will be no Chat n Cha this week because we will be preparing the hall for our Speaker Lesley Smith the very popular historian who will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom.
Entry is strictly ticket only please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 for all enquires.

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

Birmingham Daily Post  4 October 1971  Report of the Brereton Celtic and Cheslyn Hay match in the Cannock and Rugeley Youth League.

FINDEL ENGINEERING of Landywood Lane issuing a statement re the modernisation of the premises for The Portman Building Society.

Cannock Chase Courier  8th October, 1921
Story of the Harvest Festival Services at Mount Zion Primitive Methodist Church together with the Harvest Social that followed on Monday evening.

The Cheslyn Hay Ladies’ Football Team are to play a match against Cradley Heath at their ground.

Details of both the Landywood and Cheslyn Hay School Teams playing well in the newly constituted Schools Association League including results againstCentral Schools ‘A’ and the Chadsmoor National School.

Appeals are being made in England, America and throughout Europe for the starving children of Russia and details of the Salem’s Sunday School Children support.

Details of the meeting of the Cannock Urban District Council where the Omnibus Committee had considered the provision of a motor omnibus service for Cheslyn Hay.

At the weekly meeting of the Landywood Guild an interesting lecture on “Memories” was heard.

Wednesday was the hottest October day on record.

Full report of the Cheslyn Hay Villa match against Walsall Wood Colliery at the Athletic Ground, Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society -Newsletter 3rd October 2021

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
At our Speakers night last week we welcomed Andrew French who entertained us with his excellent  talk “The Rise and Rise of Morecombe & Wise

Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Entry will be strictly ticket only  please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 for all enquires, only 6 tickets left

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

Cannock Advertiser & Courier  1st October 1921 The Salem Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay, celebrated its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday last.  Full story.

Important Sale of Freehold Properties Details of propeties sold by South and Stubbs at Cheslyn Hay on Tuesday, October 18th,1921

In Memoriam.  HEMINSLEY On the 16th Ult. at Black Lees Farm, Saredon, Alfred, dearly loved husband of Lucy Ann Heminsley.

Cheslyn Hay Pariah Council Story of the indisposition of the Chairman Mr FW Hawkins.

Parish Council Outing  The Vice-Chairman (Mr. Baxter) stated that the members of the Council, thanks to the Chairman (Mr. Hawkins), had enjoyed a most enjoyable outing to Church Stretton and Wenlock Edge.
Education Details of a very satifactory report relative to educational matters in the township.

CHESLYN HAY AND GREAT WYRLEY

A meeting of the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial Committee was held but there was still a balance to be found.

A fire alarm was raised at the Old Coppice Colliery on Saturday. Damage to the extent of about £300 was done and a motor lorry destroyed.

There was considerable discussion at the Parish Council relative to allotments, footpaths and fences at the recreation ground.  Full details.

Story of an unfortunate accident took place in Holly Bush Lane, on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of a valuable horse.

The Salvation Army celebrated their Harvest Festival, on Sunday, when services were held in the Assembly Room of the Working Men’s Club. Full details.

The members of the Talbot Bowling Club are to be heartily congratulated upon winning the Bloxwich and District League Championship. Full details with names of the successful winners.

Shareshill Garden Party was held on the Vicarage Lawn, Shareshill, on Thursday afternoon, in aid of the renovation fund of the Parish Church. Full details.

Newspaper for this week in 1971 is missing

Mercia, The ancient Kingdom of Central Englandby Peter Cadman part 6

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society -Newsletter 26th September 2021

Salem Base

Speakers Night  30th September 2021 at 7.30pm admission  £1.00 including refreshments. Our Speaker for the evening is Andrew French “The Rise & Rise of Morecombe & Wise Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

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

Looking back to this month in Cannock Advertiser 1st September 1956
Details of the concluding service of the ministry of the Rev. A. Hall Puckering of the Salem, Cheslyn Hay.

Cannock Advertiser  24th September 1921
Story of the Alexandra Rose Day in Cheslyn Hay and the amount collected fr the charity.

Story of Jack Bown and Fred Altree being the two most successful bowlers of the Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club.

The adjourned Open-Air Concert took place on the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Bowling Green last Sunday.  Full story.

A meeting of the workers of the garden party held at Cheslyn Lodge took place at Great Wyrley Church Sunday School on Tuesday evening when the Rev. A. H. Lanfear presided with names and full details.

Details of the funeral of Edward Hemingsley, of Black Lees Farm, Cheslyn Hay.

A presentation was made to Mrs. Potts, the retiring licensee of the Lord Nelson Inn, Cheslyn Hay, on Saturday.

General News  Last week we published  the sad news that Olive Mary Kendall nee Whitehouse, had passed away at her home in Ipswich, aged 97 years, We printed that it was her son  Ron Whitehouse who had informed us but in fact it was her brother Ron Whitehouse from Cannock . We would like to  apologise for our  mistake. suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com