8th January 2017
EVENTS Chat n Char this Thursday, 12th January starts at 10am as usual in the Salem’s Main Hall with Roger’s theme of ‘Mummers and Wassailers’.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Everyone is welcome and members are available for any help and advice on all Cheslyn Hay and local researches.
REQUESTS No requests received this week.
RESPONSES Following on from what appeared to be a straight forward enquiry of a missing number in Hill Street, things have become far more complicated. Lynne (nee Belcher) emails from Canada pointing out that her family lived there in the fifties and adds ‘Regarding the comment in last week’s newsletter that 9 & 11 Hill Street were knocked down and replaced…this is not factual. The two houses were converted into one. A staircase from number 9 was removed and doors were knocked through on the main and bedroom levels. The house was always very ‘bitty’ with small rooms which did not flow. It’s best feature for us was the indoor bathroom and the lovely view of the allotments at the back.’ And Lynne is right of course, but with a bit of research and help from our members we have the house histories from 1954. Also to add to the confusion two former semi-detached cottages (15&17) were demolished and a new property built in its place numbered 15 presumably in 1983 when the last entry for No 17 was registered. So there are two numbers missing in Hill Street – 9 and 17.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Three Carnival photographs of the Gingham Girls and the Shantelles from Angela (nee Dawson) but we are currently trying to name them all. Now available at the Base for anyone to help! £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS A Great Wyrley Labour Club one penny token only to be redeemed behind the bar, also a newspaper cutting of the Sam Lowe & Beatrice Hawkins wedding with guest list and gifts, Lowe photographs and a Salem Concert Programme dated 16 Oct 1927.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
12th January 1967 A story re the Cheslyn Hay Youth Club which six months ago was in danger of closing through lack of support and adult leaders, is once again thriving.
12th January 1967 A meeting of Cheslyn Hay Over 60s Club, with reference to Mrs D Smith, Mr G Hickman, Miss Redding, Mrs G Plant, Mr C Hassall, Mrs C Hook, Mrs Edwards and Mrs Allman.
13th January 1917 Persons having seed potatoes of various resistance to wart disease are requested to communicate the quantity and price at once and all persons desiring Allotment Land are requested to send in their applications within 14 days. Details given.
13th January 1917 The son of William John Harris, of Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, is to be sent to a training ship, on the grounds that he was not under the control of his parents. Evidence given by Police Sgt Wright.
13th January 1917 The weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and the Red Cross Society with Mr F W Hawkins, Mrs Edalji, Mrs F W Hawkins, Mrs W Wollaston, Mrs T Kingston, Mrs H Cartwright, Mrs Brindley, Mrs W Kingston, Mrs T Hood and Miss W Brearley.
13th January 1917 Details of the Women’s Working Committee for a large number of eggs and money to the National Egg Fund at London mentioning Mrs Wynn and Gertie Whitehouse, the daughter of Mr Dan Whitehouse.
13th January 1917 On Monday evening the final financial results of the concert held a short time ago at the Red Lion, for the benefit of Handel Altree were declared by Messrs W Heminsley, J Walker and G Seedhouse
13th January 1917 A visit from Australia from a relative of Mr Josiah Whitehouse, of Hill Street.
MEMORIES From a new member John Turner who lived in Cheslyn Hay from his birth in 1945 until he married in 1975. He lived in the High Street just down from the Primary School, his father being the decorator on the village and he had a brother Des, who died eleven years ago. He relates his memories of his schooldays and his life on the village naming Miss Thomas, ‘Taffy’ Blount, Mr Cadman,Mr Martin, Clive Kendrick, Jimmy Goodman, David Hewitt, Ian Lawson and Robert Perks.
8th January 2017