Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 26th January 2010

Events
Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm at Salem Schoolroom, High Street., Cheslyn Hay.. The theme of the talk is “To Die For” the dangers of Victorian fashion with Helen Johnson, a look at what people did for the sake of fashion.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.
Peter Cadman, Bob Brevit and Dave Washington will be representing The History Society at RAF Cosford on Tuesday 28th January where they will be displaying some of our mining artefacts at an Access and Learning Event.

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  22nd January 1970  Council discuss whether movable container units be the answer to people dumping litter around the countryside.
Cannock Chase Courier  24th January 1920  Walter Edward Mann, of 125, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, gives notice that he will not pay for any goods or be responsible for any Debts incurred by his wife LILLIAN MANN.

24th January 1920 Ejectment order granted in respect of a house at Cheslyn Hay, the tenant being Mr. Albert Sambrook.  Full details.

24th January 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Results of the billiard competition at the local Institute.
A good company assembled at a dance, at the Working Men’s Club, with twenty competitors in a waltzing competition. Full details.

24th January 1920 An appeal to the general public to try and raise funds to procure new instruments for the Cheslyn Hay Victoria Brass Band. 

Requests  We have received an email from David Whitehouse with a request for any pictures of Edward Whitehouse 1846 – 1890 and/or his wife Anne (nee Taylor) 1849 -1920.

New in our Archives   We have Four New Books donated to our archives – The Story of Two Crosses, Fifty Years March, The rise of the Labour Party,  Gardening Year Book 1902 & Edwardian Shopping.   And Mr James Fack has kindly donated a Sale Catalogue of the Duke of Sutherland (part) Estate dated 29th July 1914.
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Cheslyn Hay Society Newsletter – 19th January 2020

Events
No events this week.
Malcolm Podmore and Dave Washington represented the History Society at a Lifestyle Roadshow in Pinfold House last week.  The residents were very interested in our society so we have decided to leave a copy of our newsletter each week in the lounge for them to read and hopefully comment on. We hope to be able to visit Pinfold House occasionally to talk to some of the older residents about their memories of our village 


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  15th January 1970
From the “Advertiser” 20th January 1943 A discussion that some of the streets in the parish were “Orphans of the Storm” was made by the chairman (Mr. J. Baker) at the meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council.
15th January 1970  A plea for more choir members to join the choir of the local Methodist Church, Salem.
15th January 1970  Details of the funeral service of Mr. Harold Sambrook of 5, Woodland Drive, Cheslyn Hay, took place at Salem Methodist Church. 

Cannock Courier  17th January 1920  Sarah Edge, wife of Elias Edge, of  Hollybush, warns one of her neighbours of legal proceedings should she slander her again.
17th January 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
The death of Mr. William C. Thacker, of Rosemary Road with full details.

Details of the male voice choir organised by the local Working Men’s Club that is making satisfactory progress.
On Tuesday, a meeting was held at the Talbot Inn, to organise a concert to assist an unfortunate citizen by the name of Russell, who has been ill for 18 months.
Match report of the Cheslyn Hay Villa reserve football team who journeyed to Hednesford for the first round of the local cup match. 

Memories

Following on from our article  in last weeks newsletter Anne Kelsall emails with her memories of the chip shops on station Street.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 12th January 2020

Events
No events this week.
We had an interesting talk last week at our Chat n Char, Peter Cadman gave a talk assisted by Bob Brevit on the origins of the surnames of some of our members and committee often with quite hilarious results.

Our Forth Coming Speakers Nights are as follows
30th January 2020  “To Die For” The Dangers of Victorian Fashion by Helen Johnson
27th February 2020  “Darling Elizabeth” The Queen Mum  ” by Mary Bodfish
26th March 2020  ” Lipstick on My Collar” by Rev. Lynne Morris

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 Chase Courier  10th January 1920  A local committee was formed to organise a Football Charity Cup Competition, and Mr. J. Pratt generously offered a cup as a trophy.  On New Year’s Day the local Demobilised Soldiers and Sailors newly, formed club met the local Villa at Chambley’s Park.

The Literary and Debating Society was held on Monday last but the discussion of “Nationalisation of Mines” commences this Thursday evening. 
Cannock Advertiser
No reports for this week in 1970
Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

6th January 1970 Birmingham Daily Post  Two people from Cannock have been awarded Royal Humane Society Certificates for reviving an 11 month old boy after he had fallen into an ornamental pool in Park Street, Shareshill , Cannock on July 16th  last year. 

Memories
We have had a query from one of our members  about the chippy in Station Street . In our records we have reference to a Chip Shop at 189 station street  run by Gordon Lunt., but our member  thinks it was run by George Lunt  (Gordon’s brother).  Can anyone help us to confirm that Gordon did indeed run a Chip Shop in Station Street?

General News
A collection of mining photographs and videos which have been shared on our facebook page by Andrew Purcell and Dave White can be viewed by clicking the photo below, there are some very interesting pictures.

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Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 5th January 2020

Events

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 9th January  is “Whats in a Name” 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   1st January 1970  Details of two Cheslyn Hay motorists were in collision in Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay.
1st January 1970  Landywood Residents and Welfare Association committee is trying to acquire land for a children’s play area.
1st January 1970 Coal mining experience provided a foothold for Cheslyn Hay man, Anthony Walker, to become one of the “gold diggers” in Ghana.  Full story.

Memories

Percy Carpenter writes about his memories of Christmases at Great Wyrley Wesley Church in the late 1940s and singing carols including ‘Hark the glad sound’ in four parts by Cornelius Whitehouse.

Requests

Norma has emailed asking for our help re her grandfather, William Henry Bowen born in 1858, I believe, Worcestershire. His mother was Mary Bowen who married John Bull when William was two years old. My mystery person is Mary Bowen, I can’t seem to find out who she belongs to. William Henry Bowen, Mary’s son, was my grandfather and he and my grandmother, Frances Ellen Jones, lived in Cheslyn Hay and my father was born there and I grew up in Upper Landywood. These days, I live in Dundee, Michigan. I have tried to find my grandmother’s, Frances Ellen Jones, roots without success.  Her father was Robert Jones and that is all I have on him.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 29th December 2019

Events

No Events this week

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is shut this Tuesday 31st December due to maintenance on the floor at Salem we will be open 7th January.  See you all in The New Year.

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

Cannock Advertiser  23rd December 1969  Details of the Cheslyn Hay Primary School’s Christmas party.

Cannock Courier  27th December 1919  Full details of the proposed celebration of the centenary of Salem Chapel, at Cheslyn Hay, with a list of the baptisms in the old thatched chapel over a hundred years ago.
27th December 1919  Story of the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, being crowded to its utmost capacity on Sunday evening for a Christmas service arranged by Mr. Arnold S. Hawkins.

Memories  One of our members Phil Evans asked ” Who remembers tasting the Dryad paste when making paper chains and lanterns in Mrs Price’s Class at Pinfold Lane infants School when we were building up to The Birth of Jesus and the celebrations of Christmas time”

General News

Our Publications are now available to purchase on ebay as well as from our base
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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 22nd December 2019

Merry Christmas to all our Members

Events

No Events this week

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday
We are open as usual this Tuesday ,Christmas Eve, unfortunately due to maintenance in the Salem Hall on Tuesday 31st December we will be closed.  See you all in the New Year

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

Cannock Advertiser  17th December 1969 Details of the Cheslyn Hay William Baxter Schools Christmas party.
17th December 1969    Christmas for needy children with a toy service held at Cheslyn Hay Salem on Sunday.
17th December 1969  The Wesley Guild held Antiques Evening with old photographs and curios.

17th December 1969  Cheslyn Hay Bowls Club’s Awards Night listing all finalists in all competitions.
17th December 1969  After meeting at Cheslyn Hay Community Centre for many years the villages Over 60’s Club has changed its headquarters to Salem Church Lecture Room.  Full details.
Cannock Courier  20th December 1919  Messrs. Blencowe’s Brewery, applied to the magistrates for sanction to alter and enlarge the premises known as the New Inns, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.

Memories of Peter Cadman, reprinted from Newsletter December 2010, with his experiences of delivering the Christmas post in 1968 mentioning many of the Cheslyn Hay characters from that era.

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 15th December 2019

Events

No Events this week.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
We will be opening our base on Christmas Eve, this will enable people who are normally working to pop in and have a cuppa and browse our archives or perhaps do some local research.

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

Cannock Advertiser  11th December 1969  Old and needy people in the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay area will have an extra surprise this Christmas – gifts of food parcels from one of their residents associations.
11th December 1969  The committee of Landywood Estate Residents and Welfare Association is appealing for six strong men to help with the erection of Christmas trees in Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay and the Landywood estate.
Cannock Chase Courier  13th December 1919  George Mason, of Cheslyn Hay, found guilty to disorderly behaviour in High Street.

13th December 1919    Cheslyn Hay United defeated Harvey Ltd. Full report.

Memories

Following on from last week’s discussion on “The Rec”  full Newspaper reports researched by Dave Washington are published, if anyone has any photographs past or present we would be very grateful for a copy, we only have a few in our archives.

General News

We are hoping to increase our range of photographs for future generations to enjoy, and to help preserve a visual aspect of the changing village over the years. Have any of our readers got any photographs of the village or local people we could copy for our archives. You can call in at our base any Tuesday morning or email copies to the email address below. Many people now have their photos stored digitally on their phones or computers; we would welcome any copies of new and old photos from any source including photographic slides or negatives for our archives.
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