Welcome to the projects page.


The most important and exciting project underway at the moment is the Record Linkage Database. Darren Butler has created databases for Photographs, Written Archives such as Census, Birth, Marriage & Death Records, Newspaper Articles & Electoral Rolls and Graham Parker is in the process of digitising local maps. All these will be accessable on their own and as part of the Record Linkage Database.

Photo Index Database
The society’s current photo index database is being overhauled to incorporate scanned images of all 9000 plus photos currently archived. The two separate indexes for Names and titles has been merged into the new database to make searching for a particular photo more efficient. This index will be available to use at the archives. Malcolm Podmore has taken on the roll of Photo Archiver.

Other databases :
1792 Enclosure Plan
Census Records from 1841 to 1911
Electoral Rolls from 1918 to 1990 (with gaps)
Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley Cemetery Records

Newspaper Articles
Archiving of written articles such as: Birth, Marriage, Death and Baptismal Certificates, House Deeds, Wills and other ephemera. This is being carried out by Joanne Barber and helpers. We have 10,000+ names referring to newspaper reports which have been indexed and a search is available through secretary Trevor Mcfarlane 01922414772.

World War 1
Various Projects such as: Monthly newsheet from the day (Cheslyn Hay Village Pump) is produced by Bob Brevitt containing local news researched from local papers by Michael Belcher & Dave & Sue Washington  and a Blue Plaque style page denoting men who died and are commemorated on the memorial. Both of these are then copied and distributed to various notice boards on the village by the Local Parish Council.