COVID 19 – VIRUS

Featured

We regret to announce that with immediate effect, all of Cheslyn Hay & District Local History Society’s events, including our normal Tuesday meetings, Chat N Char and Speaker’s Evenings are cancelled until further notice.

There will be a full refund of any tickets already paid for, including Lesley Smith’s visit, and the trip to Ludlow. We will still be happy to undertake research and general enquiries via telephone or email.

 Malcolm Podmore – 07794 418295

NOTICE:

AS OF SUNDAY 15th MARCH ALL EVENTS DUE AT BRIDGTOWN HISTORY SOCIETY ARE SUSPENDED DUE TO THE BETHEL CHURCH BEING CLOSED BECAUSE OF THE CORONA VIRUS . FURTHER NEWS WILL BE VIA THE BRIDGTOWN WEBSITE AT WWW.BRIDGTOWNHISTORY.CO.UK.

KEEP WELL!!

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 8th March 2020

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 12th March  is “Drinking Smoke” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Rogers Trip 14th May  SOLD OUT
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am.
The cost of trip will be £20.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle.
 

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  5th March 1970  Pupils from Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay Primary Schools will join forces this Easter, when they go for a week’s holiday on the Isle of Wight. Full story.
5th March 1970  Cannock Dog Show with Miss B Smith, of The Bungalow, Old Landywood Lane, Cheslyn Hay, carrying off many awards.  Full story.

5th March 1970  Dereck Arthur Stanton of Standek Farm, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, pleads guilty in court case.  
Cannock Chase Courier  6th March 1920  William Ansell, Cheslyn Hay, was summoned for assaulting Alfred Barnes.  Full story with witnesses and their statements and a guilty verdict.

6th March 1920 Marriage of Devereux – Deakin at the Congregational Church, Stafford, Lieutenant Clifford Devereux, of Cheslyn Hay, to Fanny Deakin.

6th March 1920  Canadian Wedding of Hosegood – Andrew  at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Regina, Canada.  Miss Lucy Andrew, and Mr. Rowland Hosegood M.C. an ex-officer of the 28th Battalion and son of Dr. and Mrs. Hosegood of Cheslyn Hay.
6th March 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
A committee was formed at the Working Men’s Club, consisting of members of the Victoria Brass Band, Members of the club and others, to organise a scheme to raise funds for the Wolverhampton Women’s Hospital with details of the collections.
Early on Saturday morning a prominent citizen in the name of Mrs. T. Pearson, of Station Street, passed away. Details of his life and funeral.

6th March 1920  Cheslyn Hay woman frightened of her husband.  Lily Parkes, of Cheslyn Hay, made an application for a separation order against her husband, Albert Jaz Parkes, of Saredon Road, Cheslyn Hay, on account of his ill-treatment.

Funeral Arrangements of two of our former Members are as follows:
Joan Spooner – Tuesday 10th March 1.45pm at St Marks followed by cremation  3pm at Crematorium
Julian Allen  – Thursday 12th March  11.15am at Bushbury Crematorium (West Chapel)

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com 

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 1st March 2020

Events

Rogers Trip 14th May  SOLD OUT
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am.

Our Salem Base  is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee 1pm

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike BelcherCannock Advertiser
26th February 1970
  Story of Michael Jones marrying Marion Smith of 38 Mitre Road and emigrating to Australia.

26th February 1970  A petition signed by 124 people on the Landywood estate has been sent to Staffordshire County Council asking them to take over Coppice Close, one of the estates neglected roads
26th February 1920  The next few months could see the formation of a branch of the Girls Brigade in Cheslyn Hay organised by the Methodist Minister, the Rev. Ronald Hicks.

26th February 1970  Young children in Cheslyn Hay area should not be at a loose end for something to do  during the long summer evenings this year, judging by the number of organisations likely top be formed within the next few months by the Methodist Minister, the Rev. R. Hicks.

26th February 1970  Cannock Rural District Councillors pressed at last week’s meeting for the selling or leasing of land at the Coppice Lane industrial site, Cheslyn Hay.
26th February 1970

Eighty-nine Cheslyn Hay pensioners the majority of them of the village Working Men’s Club, were treating to an evening entertainment by the club on Saturday.
Cannock Courier 28th February 1920
Chat from Cheslyn Hay

A
 local demobilised soldier in the person of J. Wesley had received an invitation to have a trial with Newport County this Saturday afternoon.
Last week the annual meeting of the Senior Bowling Club was held at the Red Lion hotel, with the club had experiencing a most successful season.
On Thursday evening the Primitive Methodist Church, was filled when a Concert was held in aid of the new organ fund. 

28th February 1920  On Friday afternoon the remains of the late B. Potts, of the Lord Nelson Inn, were laid to rest at the local cemetery.  Full details.
General News  Julian Allen’s Funeral will be held on Thursday 12th March 11.15am at Bushbury Crematorium, West Chapel  and there’ll be a Thanksgiving Service at the Salem at a later date to be announced.

Suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com    

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 23rd February 2020

Events
Our Speakers Night is on  Thursday 27th February 2020 at Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay commencing at 7.30pm , Admission £1.00 including refreshments
The theme is “Darling Elizabeth” The Queen Mum by Mary Bodfish

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, a familiar and well loved figure, scarcely needs an introduction; but this role occupied only the second half of her long life. Here we look in detail at her earlier years through childhood to young aristocrat. How she became and fulfilled her life as a royal duchess, then unexpectedly, as Queen Consort to King George VI.

Rogers Trip 14th May
 
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am, tickets available from Roger Moore 07928070061
Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses  in England, and situated at Stokesay in Shropshire . It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century by Laurence de Ludlow, The castle comprises of a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse Then we will be travelling on to Historic Ludlow a thriving medieval market town. The town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches,  Ludlow has a reputation for the excellent quality of its food and drink with many fine restaurants and cafes for you to visit.  The cost of trip will be £18.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle
. 

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 19th February 1970  Glancing backwards  From the “Advertiser” February 17 1945  Details of a club for juniors has been started at the Cheslyn Hay Council School.
Cannock Courier  21st February 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  Early members of the Working Men’s Club on behalf of the Wolverhampton Women’s Hospital reached the magnificent sum of £18.
21st February 1920  An ejection order was obtained at the Cannock Police Court, against Abraham Sambrook, of Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, on the ground that he was in arrears with his rent  Full story.

Monday morning the township lost an old and respected citizen in Mr. B. Potts, of the Lord Nelson Inn who passed away after a long illness of twelve months.
The assembly room at the Talbot Inn was crowded on Monday evening, when a Concert took place for the benefit of Mr. J. Russell, who has been ill for more than 18 months.

Responses  In a recent newsletter we included an appeal from Christine Finn asking if anyone would like to share any information on the Locket Family and replies from Jean Westwood and Sharon Woodhall have been passed on.

General News   We have lost two of our long standing members this week.  Julian Allen sadly passed away last weekend.  Julian together with his wife Pat was an active member of the history society and will be sadly missed.
and
 Joan Spooner (nee Partington) passed away on Tuesday, 18th February aged 87 after three spells in hospital since November.  Although Joan was born in Cannock she spent all of her married life in Great Wyrley and was a long standing member of our society, never missing a Speakers Night or a Chat n Char.  Joan was a genuine and well-liked lady and will be greatly missed by her friends in the society and throughout the area. 

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 16th February 2020

Events
We had a good turn out for our Valentine Chat an Char last Thursday, all the Ladies, ( and some of the men) we given a red rose and everyone was in a romantic mood with a lot of our visitors dressing in red for the occasion .

Rogers Trip 14th May 
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am, tickets available from Roger Moore 07928070061
Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses  in England, and situated at Stokesay in Shropshire . It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century by Laurence de Ludlow, The castle comprises of a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse Then we will be travelling on to Historic Ludlow a thriving medieval market town. The town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches,  Ludlow has a reputation for the excellent quality of its food and drink with many fine restaurants and cafes for you to visit.  The cost of trip will be £18.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle. 

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  12th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council had an eleventh hour look at plans for the extension to the village community centre and raised a few concerns.

12th February 1970  Mrs. Gwen Blackley told fellow members of the Parish Council at their meeting of the state of the local buses.

Cannock Courier  14th February 1920  A decree nisi was granted to Mr. Frederick Smith, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay,by the divorce court.  Evidence was undefended by his wife, Gertrude Lillian Smith.  Full story.

14th February 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay  Under the supervision of the County Education Committee, a series of lectures have commenced at the Girls Council Schools on “Economic Cookery”.

14th February 1920   A deputation from the Cheslyn Hay United Temperance Committee, comprising: The Parish Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Church, Salvation Army, Rechabites, and Foresters, attended to lay before the Bench a few facts which confirmed their impression that the Parish of Cheslyn Hay, is over supplied with drinking facilities, to the detriment of the village.  Full story.

An application on behalf of Mrs. B. F. Thacker, The Palace, Cheslyn Hay, for cinematograph, and musical dancing licenses in succession to her late husband, William Charles Thacker was granted.

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 9th February 2020

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 13th February  is “Love is in the Air” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Committee meeting 1pm this Tuesday. 

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

Cannock Advertiser  5th February 1970   The funeral of Mr. Charles Henry Dace of 23, Pinfold Lane Cheslyn Hay with details.

5th February 1970  Story on  the replacement for the old Cheslyn Hay Primary School starting in March.

5th February 1970  Full details of the long-awaited extension to Cheslyn Hay Community Centre.

5th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own held a Handicraft Meeting at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, last week.

Cannock Courier  Newspaper for this week in 1920 is missing from Archives
However this week in 1953 two letters were sent to newspaper concerning Cheslyn Hay Library outling its history from 1924 and also its future.

Request
Christine Finn is researching her Locket Family, if anyone would like to share any information on the Locket Family listed below please send an email to the History Society and we will pass it on to Christine.    suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

Locket Family
Wm Henry Lockett had a son Sidney Noah Lockett (1920-1945) who was killed at Arnhem.  Sidney joined the Yorks & Lancs Regiment (Hallamshire) at Pontefract aged 15 and Christine wishes to find  out on what memorial where Sidney is commemorated.  Sidney married Isabel Hancock (nee Bacon) the daughter of a Senior Army Officer in India.  Wm Henry Lockett also had a daughter, Harriet who married William Brevitt and lived in Rosemary Road and their son Harry Brevitt was killed in WWI and is on the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial.  William Brevitt’s sister, Rosa Ann Brevitt, married a Westwood and lived in Low Street and they had a son, Silas, and a daughter, Maud, who married a Pearson and lived at 18 Windsor Road, where she died fairly recently.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

7th February 1920 Stafford Advertiser.  Report of the progress of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Male Voice Choir.

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com