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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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 31 March 2019

Events
No events this week.   

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday
Committee Meeting this week at 1pm

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
27th March 1969 Cannock Advertiser  The busy life of Councillor Mrs. Eva Brough

29th March 1919 Cannock Chase Courier 
Smoking Concert on behalf of Jack Elwell, who had been unable to work for five years.
On Saturday afternoon an interesting football match took place at Shareshill between the local Demobilised Soldiers and Cheslyn Hay Discharged Soldiers. Full details.

Memories
MRS EVELYN LUNT (NEE BIRD) interviewed 24th April 2014 including stories about Lucy Ann (nee Smith), Arthur, Alf, Jack and Albert Victor Bird,Elsie Crowther,Helen ButlerPercy James, Miss Scragg, Miss Hulme, Miss Saunders, Mr Ernie Carter, Ethel Davis, Les Belcher, Grannie Smith (Minnie Florence) and Mr Meakin.

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Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 24 March 2019

Events
Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm. The theme is “The History of The Comic Song” with Nicholas Corder.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.

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

Research
We recently had an email from Mark Sellar who is researching pre 1939 Police Fire Brigades Officers and he has provided us with full information on Superintendent William Stokes late Wolverhampton Police Fire Brigade and who died in Cheslyn Hay 1918.

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

Cannock Advertiser  20th March 1969
Cheslyn Hay Group of Entertaining Troupes will this year enter a senior troupe, the Katrinas in competition work as announced in this week’s AGM.

20th March 1969
The newly formed women’s group in Cheslyn Hay which is designed for married and single women has finally been given a name “The Coffee Box”.

 Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own  20th March 1969  Instead of their usual meeting last week members of Cheslyn Hay Salem Women’s Own paid their annual trip to the theatre.

20th March 1969  Glancing Back  March 18 1944
A concert and competition at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club on Sunday, or the benefit of the Red Cross Society and Comforts Fund realised £15 5s 6d.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier  In Memorium  22nd March 1919
Shorter – In loving memory of Jack, the dear son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Shorter, of Cheslyn Hay killed in action March 21st 1918 aged 21 years.
Parish Meeting at Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The Annual Parish Meeting was held at the Cheslyn Hay Council Schools on Monday evening for the purpose of electing eleven Parish Councillors.  Full details given.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The secretary of Dorman’s Football Club has written to Mr. A. E. Elwell, stating that a strong team will attend on Saturday next to play a match on the Barn Flat Ground, when the whole of the proceeds will be devoted to Tom Goodman who had his leg broken at Stafford a fortnight ago.
Mr. Arthur Denny, of Low Street, who has been demobilised after doing his “bit” in France, finds that his health will not permit him to continue his usual occupation as a miner.  Hence he has started a little business in the fish trade.

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Cheslyn Hay Newsletter 17th March 2019

Events
No Events this week. We had an excellent turnout to last weeks Chat N Char with almost 40 visitors.
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

Replies
Carrying on from our post in the newsletter of 3rd march 2019 regarding the Brough Family Organisation
Peter Cadman has emailed that he has traced his Brough ancestors back to Leek in Staffordshire in 1572.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
13th March 1969 Cannock Advertiser
Glancing Back to March 4 1944
At the annual meeting of Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club it was decided to award £10 each year to the local schools and provide prizes for the children of members of the club.
Cheslyn Hay Wesley Guild
13th March 1969
It was home mission week at last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Wesley Guild, with Mr. B. Kingston in the chair.
Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club
13th March 1969
Mrs. D. Smith, Chairman, presided over a very good attendance at last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club with guest speaker Mr. I. Walker.

15th March 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
On Saturday afternoon last quite a good number accompanied the local Institute football team to Stafford where a match was played. A very regrettable incident occurred when Tom Goodman got his leg broken in two places.
The members of the Working Men’s Club appeared to take much interest in the annual election of officers last week. Mr. W. Hall was re-elected as President with 90 votes with full details of the seven vacancies on the Committee from 26 nominations.
Cheslyn Hay Permanent War Memorial
15th March 1919
On Monday evening the Cheslyn Hay Permanent War Memorial Committee, decided to take a ballot of the inhabitants on the question voting on five separate suggestions.

General News
Paul Harper
who was our local butcher, Lotes, Cross Street has sadly passed away this week, we would like to send our condolences to his family.
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Cheslyn hay History Society Newsletter – 10th March 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 14th March is “Musical Memories” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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)

We have a couple of ways you can join or renew your annual membership:-
1) You can send/post your membership details:-
Full Name
Address and Post Code
Telephone number
Email Address
Along with the annual membership fee of £5.00p (renewable on 1st April 2019)
Please make your cheque payable to – CH&DLHS (you can also pay by cash if you
wish?), and send it to:-
Rob Allan,
Membership Secretary CH&DLHS,
9 Coltsfoot View,
Cheslyn Hay,
Staffordshire.
WS6 7BG
2) Via our web-site  
www.chdlhs.co.uk/payments  you can connect to our PayPal
account and make your application via PayPal, you are required to register your details
and we can then pick them up from PayPal.
Please note if you already pay your membership via PayPal you do not need to do
anything, as your membership will automatically renew on the anniversary every year.

Rogers Trips 2019
Our first trip this year will be on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. Sold out 

Only 6 tickets left for Leicester
Our  trip to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III  will be on Thursday 18th July. The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am 

Replies
One of members Brian Morris emailed re :-The Brough Family Organisation mentioned in last weeks newsletter outlining the massive connection with the Brough Family in Leek.

Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry)
Researched by Dave Washington 4th March 1919  W. T. Lawson 488344 was killed 14th January 1919.  Full details given.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
6th March 1969 Cannock Advertiser
Mr. Don Perks, of “Avalon”, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, in an interview detailing his contacts throughout the world by means of his hobby as a radio operator.
Details of the renovation of the Cannock Rural Council’s Refuse Pulverising Plant at Cheslyn Hay.

8th March 1919 Cannock Chase Courier 
Mr. T. Weetman presided over a large gathering of the Red Cross Society, at the Salem Schools to raise funds to give a good reception to the “lads” when they return home.
Also a large audience assembled at the Red Lion where a Concert took place in aid of Jack Elwell who has been unable to work for five years.   Full details given.
8th March 1919 The Cheslyn Hay Council School presented a W
 hist Drive, Dance and Social in aid of James Perry.  Full details given.
8th March 1919  Bert Smith and Thomas Harvey, of Littlewood, found guilty in court case.

General News
One of our members has acquired some antique furniture which she would like to donate to a museum or a similar establishment. If anyone has any ideas on how we can proceed with this request please send me an email to the address below.
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