Publications

 

The Edalji’s – A Family in Turmoil
by Dr. Alan Jones

The Edalji's - A Family in Turmoil Dr. Alan Jones - Book Cover Dr. Alan Jones studied the History of Policing at University and became interested in the crime of Horse Maiming.
The story of the Edalji family and the interest of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and George Anson, Chief Constable of Staffordshire at the time has spawned many books on the subject but Dr Jones has taken fact above fiction to bring the most unbiased view of the case yet.
Alan Walker M.B.E. – first & last Curator of the Staffordshire Police Museum 
First published 2015
£7.00 plus 80p Postage

Cheslyn Hay – Through the 1900’s

CH 1900s Stories from village through the 20th century. In decade order, this book covers both war years and all between and after. Stories both funny & tragic but what shines through all is the “Bonker” kinship & spirit. 
First published 2015
£5.00 plus 80p Postage

Tales of Cheslyn Hay

BOOK4 Another book full of stories – serious and humorous, photographs and anecdotes of Cheslyn Hay Past.
First published 2013
£5.00 plus 80p Postage

Cheslyn Hay Lives – Volumes 1, 2 & 3

These books are a change from the Photograph oriented books previously produced. They contain many Photographs but each has a part to play in the Stories of Cheslyn Hay features. Interesting reading for the dedicated “Bonker”!

First published 2010, 2011 & 2012 respectively
Volumes 1 & 2 Sold Out

Each at £4.00 plus 80p Postage

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Cheslyn Hay – Those Fleeting Years

cheslynhay-thosefleetingyears.jpg The book contains a collection a photographs from the old days of Cheslyn Hay. Contains over 110 Photographs from the Archives. The launch of the book is on the 17th Sept 2009 at the Annual Exhibition.
First published 2009
£3.00 + 80p  Postage

The Diaries of the first Lord Hatherton
tdotflh_book.jpg The book contains diaries of the first Load Hatherton
ON SALE NOW
was £20.00
Reduced to £10.00 + plus p&p

Cheslyn Hay – Happy Days’ by Trevor McFarlane
ch-happydays.jpg The book contains a collection a photographs from the old days of Cheslyn Hay. Contains over 900 Photographs from the Archives. The launch of the book is on the 27th Sept 2008 at the Annual Exhibition.
First published 2008
ON SALE NOW
£3.00 + 80p p&p

Cheslyn Hay – The Golden Years’ by Trevor McFarlane
goldenyearsbookpub.gif The book contains a collection a photographs from Cheslyn Hay and the surrounding areas. The launch of the book is on the 29th Sept at the Annual Exhibition.
First published 2007
SOLD OUT

‘The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay’ by Roland Ridgway Book
bookbygonedays.jpg Written by Roland Ridgway over his lifetime, ‘The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay’ contains every aspect of village life in 256 pages with 161 pictures.
£4.00 +
plus p&p

Walk about the Bonk
vhswatb.jpg A Walk around the Bonk’ DVD
This 90 minute video takes in all the history and nostalgia of Cheslyn Hay through old photographs dating back to the 1850s and cine film from the 1950s whilst being ‘conducted’ through the village with current video footage.This video was made in 2001 by the History Society.
£5.00 + 80p p&p

Glimpses of Old Cheslyn Hay & Local Areas
bookgoch.jpg The book contains a collection a photographs from Cheslyn Hay and the surrounding areas.
SOLD OUT

The Pubs & Publicans of Cheslyn Hay by Pat Everiss
bookpublicans.jpg The Pubs & Publicans of Cheslyn Hay by Pat Everiss
SOLD OUT

Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club & Institute – The first 100 years by Pat Everiss
bookschwmcai.jpg Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club & Institute – The first 100 years by Pat Everiss
SOLD OUT

Cheslyn Hay and Local Areas Book
bookcheshay.jpg Cheslyn Hay and Local Areas Book

SOLD OUT

History of the Salem Church – 1855-2005 Book
booksalem.jpg History of the Salem Church – 1855 – 2005 Book
£3.00 +
plus 80p Postage

Census for Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley – CD-ROM £5.00 +£3 p&P
1841-1851-1861-1871-1891-1901

cdch2.jpg The contents of this CD comprise six census returns from 1841 to 1901 (1881 not included) which have been transcribed in full by Sue Challenger for the townships of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley, including Wedges Mills, in the parish of Cannock, Staffordshire.For each census (with the exception of 1901 which is combined) there are street/place and surname indexes – referenced to folio number for both townships in files opened within Acrobat Reader.
£5.00 + 80p p&p

There is also a file with an explanation of the abbreviations used in the transcriptions. Censes opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader and is compatible with Mac & PC computers.


The Poor Laws of Great Wyrley (Inc Cheslyn Hay)

cdpoorlaws.jpg The Poor Laws of Great Wyrley (Inc. Cheslyn Hay)
1713 – 1801 Records of the Overseers,
1810 – 1833 Overseers AccountsOver 10,000 entries of the Poor Laws of Great Wyrley (Inc. Cheslyn Hay) have been transcribed as they appear. Opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader and is compatible with Mac & PC computers.

£5.00 + 80p p&p

Census for Sharehill, Hilton & Saredon
1841-1851-1861-1871-1881-1891-1901

cdshareshill.jpg The contents of this CD comprise seven census returns from 1841 to 1901 which have been transcribed in full by Sue Challenger for the townships of Shareshill, Hilton and Saredon. For each census there are street/place and surname indexes – referenced to folio number for both townships in files opened within Acrobat Reader. There is also a file with an explanation of the abbreviations used in the transcriptions. Censes opens in Adobe Acrobat Reader and is compatible with Mac & PC computers.

£5.00 + 80p p&p

St Marks Church Great Wyrley

cdstmarks.jpg Baptism 1845 – 1900
Marriage 1846 – 1912
Burial 1845 – 1887
£5.00 + 80p p&p

Nancy’s Early Memories of her Baker & Whitehouse Families – Audio CD

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Nancy’s Early Memories of her Baker & Whitehouse Families on Audio CD. Revealing what life was like in Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley in the early 1900’2Over 3 hours of Nancy’s memories revealing what life was like in Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley in the early 1900’s. This audio CD 2 disc set can be played in any CD player, computer and most DVD players.
£5.00 + 80p p&p

9 thoughts on “Publications

  1. Hello,

    I’m interested to know if I’ll be able to purchase on of your publictions. The item I’m interested in is the DVD “Walk about the Bonk”. My wife and I will be coming down next year in June to visit my aunt who is resident in Cheslyn Hay. I’m always fascinated in looking at old photos of places in the bygone days especially places I visit. Could you advise me on how I go about doing this if the DVD is still available. Thanks very much. I’m enjoying yourwebsite very much.

  2. Hello.Could you please let me know if it’s still possible to buy a copy of’The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay’?
    Thank you

  3. Hi,
    My family and I live on the plot of land which used to be the Methodist Church in Bentons Lane circa 1836 which was run by the Benton’s. Could you please advise on which publication or library I could obtain more information regarding the history of the plot and any unusual deaths. A strange request I know but we do have regular sightings of a small boy walking across our landing. When my son was four he would often talk about his conversations with,Sam,a small boy dressed in strange clothes.
    Any help in terms of pointing us in the right direction would be much appriciated.
    Kindest Regards

    Lee Challoner

  4. Hallo

    Is there an archive on burials in Cheslyn Hay Cemetery. My grandparents John Roberts died 1946 and Harriet Roberts died 1956 are buried there, also their twin daughters Edna and Doris who both died in 1913. I would like to find out where they are, some one from your society sent me the information on my grandparents which I kept on my computer which unfortunately crashed and I lost the information,

    Is there any way I could pick up publications as I only live in Bloxwich?

    Many thanks for your time.

    Colin Roberts

  5. The GENUKI web site advises me:

    A transcript of Cheslyn Hay Methodist Churches Baptismal records has been produced on CD by Cheslyn Hay Local History Society and is available from the Birmingham & Midland SGH. This includes records for Great Wyrley Jacob’s Hall Lane, 1897-1982 and Upper Landywood, 1861-2000, and three Cheslyn Hay Chapels.

    I can find no details of this on your web site or on the web site of Birmingham & Midland SGH.

    Please would you be able to advise me.

    Many thanks.

  6. Noticed that Sue has now finished doing the poor laws and very much would like a copy of your cd. Will post tomorrow a cheque for my membership and also monies for the CD plus postage and may try if the weather is not too bad in March to come to one of your meetings. I see you have a photograph day in March which would be really interesting. Does Sue still help with the society, the last email i had from her was in April 07 giving me her new email and address. Thanks Anne Layland