Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 23rd October 2016

EVENTS We have a very highly recommended speaker this month, namely Tony Kelly, the Sales Director of the button firm Firmins of Birmingham and they are the second oldest manufacturers in the UK having been established in 1672 having strong links to Royalty and the Military over the centuries. The title of Tony’s talk is ‘The Finishing Touch of the Button’ and is on Thursday, 27th October, at the Salem starting at 7.30pm. Admittance £1 including refreshments.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS Val Bailey asks ‘Does anyone remember the Turners who lived at 21 High Street, next to the Bricklayers Arms. In particular Alex Turner who died in 1969 and he had four siblings including William, Jack and Eliza.
RESPONSES Peter Cadman was able to full information to the enquiries concerning Rose Cottage of Dundalk Lane and he also believes it dates back to around 1640. He also gives individual names of the occupiers of the cottages from the 1850s including the Horton, Biddle, Cadman, Preece and Whitehouse families. Also Sheila Ridgway adds two more families – Beardsmore and Harley, whilst Jenni Bond goes back to the Poyners from the early 1800s.
John Kelsall replies to Maurice Fisher about a chip shop at 144 Station Street as he remembers there being a big glass fronted room and you went up three steps to get to it, adding there was another one further down as he remembered Georgie Lunt having it.
Don Savage gives more details on the railway station as he travelled from Wyrley to Rugeley by train for ten years and Sheila Ridgway adds her memories of where the trainlines were and also the ‘Batters’. Ron Walker also emails explaining how the railway had to keep the gate locked for one day every year to preserve its title.
And finally a welcome response comes from Mrs Rosemary Read, Tony’s widow, who recognises the recently mentioned Mrs Pratt, who was Tony’s grandmother and commenting on the Whitehouses saying ‘Tony knew and talked about the Whitehouse family. As did his mother Lottie Bradford, nee Pratt. The Pratts lived in Coppice lane in Cheslyn Hay for years.’ It is now almost one year since Tony, our most famous villager, passed away
27th October 1966 So bad is the condition of an access road to an estate in Cheslyn Hay, that mothers say they live in fear of their children drowning in the deep puddles. A full report given.
27th October 1966 Death of Mr Bert Davenport, son of the late Mr George Davenport, a well-known Cheslyn Hay blacksmith, and details of his life.
21st October 1916 (Carried forward from last week) A special meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society detailing all the collection amounts from all the licensed houses in the township.
21st October 1916 (Carried forward from last week) A gathering of the White Lion Social Club for items sent to 109 soldiers and also including mentions of Mr E Turner, Mr W J Devereux, George Turner, J Turner, W Stanton, W Pheasant, J Baker and F Baker.
28th October 1916 The annual dinner and presentation of prizes in connection with the Talbot Bowling Club with Mr and Mrs Marshall, George Horton, Mr W Millar, Mr J M Bealey, Mr Marshall, Mr E Holmes, Mr Thompson, Jos Benton, William Parry, Mr J Bailey, Mr W H Savage, Mr T Preece, Mr J Wesley, Mr E Holmes, Mr J E Hart, Mr S Morgan, Mr J Benton, Mr J H Bailey, Mr G Richards, Mr J Price, Mr M Lockett.
28th October 1916 On Saturday ‘Our Day’ which was a special effort for our soldiers and sailors took place in the district. At Cheslyn Hay, Ruby Brearley, Mrs W Woolaston and Miss Devereux superintended the proceedings, and assisted by Mrs Perks and a number of girls from the township. The amount collected by the ladies was £6 18s 1d, which was considered very satisfactory and details of other items that were sold from Mr W Shorter, of High Street, and other traders and the proceeds were given to the Shilling Fund collected at the Working Men’s Club.
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Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 16th October 2016

EVENTS  At today’s Bridgtown Local History Society’s Annual Exhibition, they are launching their new book ‘Bridgtown Recollections’ by David Williams and John Devey priced at £6 and we will be selling their books for them.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Everyone welcome.

REQUESTS  We were approached by a visitor to the Staffordshire History Day last week with an enquiry from the family who are purchasing Rose Cottage in Dundalk Lane as to its history as they are being told that it is listed as a Grade II building and built around 1640.

And how about this for a coincidence?  This week a similar request has been passed on to us from Melanie, Clerk to our Parish Council from a Michael Birch.  ‘I am doing some family history research for my cousin in Australia .  My cousins, grandmother and grandfather lived in one of the three cottages, as they were then, in Dundalk Lane in either the 1930s or 1940s.  They were my Aunt and Uncle Ethel and Reg Lammas Harley and they later moved into Rosemary Road .  Do you have any information of the actual dates they lived in Dundalk Lane and the age of the cottages.  They emigrated to Australia in 1948.’

Maurice Fisher has recently discovered our website and comments on Peter Cadman’s remarks about ‘chip shops’ on the village.  He emails ‘Under the wallpaper in my front room, on the chimney breast is a circle of ‘different’ plaster.  My mother, who was born here at 144 Station Street , always said it was from years ago when our front room was a chip shop.  So I’d love to know if this was true and if anyone remembered it.’

RESPONSES  We have had several responses to the railway station debate raised last week recording its history and the change of names and the boundary disputes as well as some nostalgia about the ‘Batter’!

Also an email from Doug Russell stating ‘After reading Albert Wood’s memories of The Bonk in the early forties I was right back in those good old days.  Just why are these days so clear and yet recent events disappear from our memory?  And what great times they were.’
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS  Six pages of newspaper cuttings going back to 1973 covering the mystery of the Landywood Stones.  Certificates and information on the life of Melvyn Kenneth Brough (1957 – 2005).


20th October 2016  A story on maggots dropping from the ceilings on to the desks in a classroom at Cheslyn Hay Junior Mixed and Infants School
20th October 1966  Householders of Cheslyn Hay who were hit by a freak thunderstorm in August, claiming reimbursement for flood damage.

21st October 1916 Full details of court cases where John McCulloch, William Henry Morris, Mary Ann Smith and William Henry Whitehouse were all found guilty in four separate cases.
21st October 1916 An advertisement placed by The Palace, Cheslyn Hay read as follows – Proprietors: The Midland Amusement Co. and then listing all the films to be shown until the end of the month with times and prices of all performances including children’s matinees.

21st October 1916  Details of the gift Mrs Pratt of the Rose and Crown received from her brother, Joe Wesley, who is a driver in the Royal Engineers.

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Cheslyn Hay Weekly Newsletter – 9th October 2016

9th October 2016

EVENTS  This month’s Chat n Char is on Thursday 13th October at 10.00am in the Main Hall of the Salem and the theme for this month’s entertainment is ‘Silence is Golden’.

Bridgtown Local History Society’s Annual Exhibition is next Sunday, 16th October at the Bridgtown Social Club from 10am – 3.30pm and we will selling our books there.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we welcome a new member who is researching herKendall family.

REQUESTS  We have received a request for information and a photograph of our railway station from Maurice Fisher who emails ‘Friends in Wyrley always said it was ‘their’ station. I always maintained that geographically it was in Cheslyn Hay as the Cheslyn Hay sign on Station Road was on the Wyrley side of the bridge, putting the whole station, the bridge and the rails on the Cheslyn Hay side.  This is from Wikipedia ‘A path existed alongside the embankment between Bridgtown and the station for passengers. The path is overgrown and impassable at its northern end but its existence caused the building of the footbridge over the M6 toll alongside the railway bridge at Churchbridge.  The remains of both platforms can still be seen. There used to be a goods line to the Gilpin’s Foundry which left the main line just north of the station with a crossing next to Station Road railway bridge. The foundry used to be situated at the junction of the A5 and A34 at Churchbridge. There is now a housing estate on that site’.  But surely this should read ‘just south’ of the station, as it is on the Walsall side not the Cannock side.  Also on Google Earth you can clearly see the route the goods siding would have taken, leaving the mainline from about 1/5th of a mile south of the bridge at the bottom of Station Street on the Wyrley side.  I recall the crossing well as I walked over it every day back and forth to school. There was also a corrugated steel gate opposite the station house which folks used to pass through to get to Elliot Lucas and Gilpins/Abbey Drop forgings. That gate was still there in 1975 as I also worked at Elliot’s then.  I believe the signal box would have been between the main line and that siding.

RESPONSES  After discussing the recent new photograph of the hostel for the Poles and Latvians on the Walsall Road , Bridgtown, mentioned last week, one of our members at the Base recalled a Johann Bartach, known as Jan, from Lichtenstein who married a local girl, Sylvia, and relates their story.

ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS  Three Mining certificates of Qualification for Fireman Horace Merchant, and a commemoration of the life of Claude ( Roy ) Kingston (1938 – 2016).

OLD NEWSPAPERS  Two full reports of the (Cannock Courier & The Advertiser) both dated 24th December 1910 covering the suicide and the inquest of William Perry of The Lot.


13th October 1966  The funeral of Mr H Whitehouse, aged 72, of 22 High Street and an outline of his life.
13th October 1966  Silver wedding celebration for Mr and Mrs Bertram Hackett of Holmleigh, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, with full story.
13th October 1966  Cheslyn Hay Young Wives Group keep-fit class with Mrs P Newell, Mrs J Bullock and Mrs O Lyons.

14th October 1916  The harvest thanksgiving services were held at Salem Methodist Church with full details and the new minister Rev R J Rowley
14th October 1916
  Improvements to the Institute adjoining Salem Schools.
14th October 1916  A Crib Tournament was at the Working Men’s Club last weekend for three good prizes offered by the Sports Committee listing all the prizewinners.

14th October 1916  Details of the wedding of Company Quartermaster Sergeant Brindley, of South Staffs Regiment, to Edith Annie Kingston of The Nook, Cheslyn Hay.

14th October 1916  Miss E D Mallet, assistant mistress at Cheslyn Hay Girls School tendered her resignation, and details of the success of pupil Harold Lawson, a former scholar at the Cheslyn Hay School .
MEMORIES   From a Pat Everiss interview with Albert Edward Wood of 37 Leveson Avenue dated 1st October 2002 covering all of his early life mentioning Bertram and Alice Wood, nee Ridgway, Florence, Irene, Alan and Janet Wood,  LauraRidgway, Bert Hughes, VioletRidgway, Ernest Davis, Wilf and Harry Ridgway, George Ridgway Jnr, George and Rhoda Ridgway and Helen Walker.  Teachers included Miss Hulse, Miss Saunders, Mr Blount and Mr Carter.  And details of the shops of Mrs Allen, Rodwell‘s, Hassall‘s, Harry Bate, Doll, Hicken‘s, William Perks and Herbert Perks, Stantons, Bill Pickin’s, the Miss Thomases, Fereday‘s, Willoughby Crofts, Wilfred B Hawkins, The Bricklayers Arms, Hackett‘s as well as Sergeant Ballance and PC Gutteridge, William Perks and Altrees.

GENERAL NEWS   David Battersby from Bridgtown was the winner of the raffle for the hamper at our Annual Exhibition.

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Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 2nd October 2016

EVENTS We will be having a stand at the Staffordshire History Day at the Cannock Library. Next Saturday, 8th October from 10am – 3pm.
OUR SALEM BASE is open to everyone from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.
REQUESTS None received this week.
RESPONSES Following on from Marina’s last week’s request we were able to provide her with full details of Harry Brevitt, son of William Henry & Harriet Ann (nee Lockett), who was killed in the First World War with his war record including two newspaper reports, a short family tree with census records, his personal details and a photograph of him.
Also further to the recently mentioned newspaper report, dated 23rd September 1916, which referred to a Russian postcard being received by Mrs Maria Riley, of Station Street, we have a copy of this card in our archives with details of the sender who had already endured twelve months of captivity when he had posted it.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS One of Doris and Esther Carpenter, Sally Westwood, Mrs Dawkins and two unnamed as cleaners at the hostel for the Poles and Latvians on the Walsall Road, Bridgtown just after the war. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS Three pages of the history of Harry Brevitt of 36 Low Street as mentioned above.
This week we include reports from the Cannock Chase Courier in 1906 that cover a Cheslyn Hay Flying Club meeting with Mr & Mrs P Sims, P Carpenter, F Whitehouse, H Carpenter, RB Arrowsmith, W Seager, E Pope, J Cadman, R Marshall, S Parbrook, W Holt, W Marshall, B Potts, J Sims, T North, W Harvey and W Parbrook, the Fire Brigade with Mr R Marshall, Ernest Dakin, Mr Pendlebury, Mr Kingston and Messrs HM Whitehead, E Smith, CR Walton, W Thacker, SH Harvey and John Hart, the 21st birthday party of Mr W Follows with friends AE Elwell, B Carpenter and E Brough, the death of Mary Baker, wife of Phineas, of Chapel Square, the retirement of George Pee, the history of Cheslyn Hay by ‘Pilgrim’, the loss of a cow by Isaac Stokes, the opening ceremony of the Rec (July) with all the dignitaries and councillors in attendance and a 12 year old Isaac Stokes making a presentation to Mr Henry Hawkins, the death of 72 year old Edward Pearson, the story of Mr Lees, the Nook Photographer, an assault on two bailiffs by Harriet Lockett, May Pearson and William Lockett and the deaths of John Whitehouse of High Street and Mrs E Hawkins of Rock Villa. Copy of any Newspaper Report £1.
6th October 1966 A story re Miss Christine Cadman
6th October 1966 Letter received by the Editor from Mrs D B Smith of Dunelm, 4 Littlewood Lane, Cheslyn Hay.
7th October 1916 Lily Middleton of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, was charged with using obscene language to her husband.
7th October 1916 Letters have been received last weekend from the Boys at the front with one of particular note from H E Whitehouse
7th October 1916 The sad news was reported to Mr and Mrs J Brown, of Hill Street, on Saturday morning that their son ‘Jack’ was reported to be killed. With details of his life.
7th October 1916 At the Rose and Crown last week Messrs C and W Brough organised a raffle for the Red Cross Society with Mr J Turner of The Lot.
MEMORIES ‘Childhood Memories’ of Olive Mary (nee Whitehouse) from our archives including many stories of the thirties and forties with the Whitehouse family, Mr Ernie Carter, Marion Lockett and later her life as a servant to Miss Hill, a spinster who lived at The Firs in Calf Heath. Fascinating nostalgia.
THIS WEEK’S MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH Val and Derek Bullock from Canada have thankfully pointed out that last week’s Mystery Photograph 30 ‘dates from 1950/51 and it was not ‘The Mikado’, which came later. Probably ‘Merrie England’ and the girl at front left is Marion Pee, then Valerie Gunn (my wife), and Anne McClure. The teacher is Mr Fellows. The teacher on the right in a hat is Mr Jenes. The girl in the ‘Royal’ couple is Sandra Stretton.’ Can be viewed either on our website or on our Facebook Page.

Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 25th September 2016

ANNUAL EXHIBITION  Next Saturday, 1st October at the Pinfold Lane Village Hall from 10am – 4pm, free admission.  ‘History, Mystery & Music’. Something for everyone including a Charlie Chaplin film at Cheslyn Hay’s ‘Palace Cinema’ of 100 years ago, a Century of Warfare, various displays, traditional refreshments and a ‘Pound Table’ clearance sale of a range of Cheslyn Hay books, Cheslyn Hay walks and Cheslyn Hay fridge magnets – just £1 each.  

  ‘Max Miller – the Cheeky Chappie’ is the title of Derek Wharton’s entertaining talk on Thursday, 29th September, at the Salem starting at 7.30pm.  Admittance £1 including refreshments.

is open every Tuesday from 9am to 2pm.  All welcome.
REQUESTS  New member Marina is tracing her Brevitt family and would appreciate any details around the death of her ancestorHarry Brevitt who was killed in World War One.
RESPONSES  The passing of Roy Kingston drew quite a response, particularly from his old school mates from many years ago.  Doug Russell and Alan Brown both email about their ‘many happy memories of playing together around the farm and adjoining fields in their early youths’.

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS   Ivy & Alan Hilton
, hosts of the Four Crosses Inn, Jack Hughes, Doris & Jim Dace, Lucy Heminsley, Bill Leach and one of the Cheslyn Hay Primary School in 1949 with Mr David Blount, Michael Gaskin, Jimmy Wise, Derek Moore, Michael Wilcox, Douglas Russell, Billy Harley, Neil Walker, Brian Bladon, Cyril Harris, Wendy Marshall, Pat Davies, Maureen Poole, Janet Wood, Delia Steadman, Muriel  Malpass, Joan Marshall, Ann Goodman, Beryl Stokes, Janet Davies, Pauline Ridgway, Enid Whitehouse, Pam Kingston, Sheila Worsey, Yvonne Whitehouse, Margaret Perks, Shirley Thompson, Brenda Wollaston, Marjorie Boddy,  Audrey Turner, Pat Bickley, Alan Harris, Clifford Pearson, Geoffrey Gripton, Alan Fisher, Keith Barratt.  £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

   An original booklet of Cornelius Whitehouse Carols including music and words donated by Gleny Lomas and a 35 year old J E Lote‘s bag to commemorate the closing of the shop in Cross Street.


29th September 1966   Story of the flood-victims of the storm-hit Littlewood area of Cheslyn Hay.
30th September 1916  The Palace at Cheslyn Hay proving a great attraction naming all the forthcoming films and programmes.

More nostalgia from Diana extracted from the wonderful diaries of her Auntie Kath (nee Wootton) who was married to the headmaster Isaac (Jim) Stokes.
This time on the exciting news of the war in September 1944 but also recording tragic events like pit accidents and the more mundane day to day affairs naming some of the Cheslyn Hay characters.
mys-_30THIS WEEK’S MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS 30  A Great Wyrley Secondary School production of the Mikado with only the teacher, Mr Follows, named. Can also be viewed on our Facebook Page.

  This October we commemorate the death of 18665 John Brown of the 1st Battalion of the Grenadier Guards, who was killed on 14th September 1916 aged 23, son of John and Alice Brown, of Wrekin View, Cheslyn Hay, and buried with honour at the Thiepval Memorial.

Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly News – 18th September 2016

Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly News – 11th September 2016

EVENTS  No events this week.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and all and sundry welcome!!

REQUESTS  An email from Christine who would be ‘extremely grateful’ for any information on her Perry family of Cheslyn Hay.  Her grandmother was Violet Martha Perry and Christine has found that James Perry was born mid 1800s and his son William were all from The Lot. So can anyone help Christine with her research?

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS  Several photographs of Gilpins including Owen Keay, Ted Whitehouse, Arthur Bray, Tommy Farmer andEnid Whitehouse, also some of Elliot Lucas including their Sports Day of 1952, Mr Howarth, Marion Price and Bill & Dolly Whitehouse, as well as photos of Joe Middleton and the Rogers family outside the Woodman.

OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington  Cheslyn Hay reports from the Walsall Observer in 1914.  A serious court case involving Alfred Hall of Mount Pleasant and Hannah Hall and Lucy Benton as well as Samuel Bullivant, James Insall, James Seabury and Thomas Waterfield in another court case.  A concert in aid of Jabez Shorter, more court cases with George John Jenkins for indecent conduct and James Seabury for obscene language, anniversaries and church services and choirs as well as a concert for the Belgium Relief Fund with Mr S Allen, Jesse Hackett, Miss C Whitehouse, Mrs E Allan, Miss A Bryan, Mr F Beer, Mrs Hosegood, Mrs Lowe, Mrs Weetman, Mrs Joseph Hawkins, Mrs Wynne, Mr & Mrs T Bowen, Enoch Colley, Nellie Stanton andMr P Fletcher organising a Voluntary Recruiting Drive at the Salem Church.  Copies of full newspaper reports £1 each.


15th September 1966  ‘Glancing Backwards’ to the news of 20th September 1941 of three little girls from Cheslyn Hay selling bags of lavender for the Tank Fund.

16th September 1916  Local cricket match on the Coppice Lane Grounds mentioning Alfred Benton, B Hughes, H Evans, A E Elwell, T Perks and Wesley Boot.

MEMORIES  An interview with Mrs Iris Follows sixteen years ago talking about her family including Follows, the Franks, the Pheasants and the Tricklebanks including an attempted murder and a suicide. More details on request.  Alsoher memories of school with teachers Miss Hulse, Miss Hulme, Mr Simkin, Mr Bale, Mr Carter, Miss Bayrum and Miss LB Barrett.

mys-_29THIS WEEK’S MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS 29   A Salem Mums and Toddlers Group Event with only Anne Marie Palmer one of the children named (OR-MTG-2).  Can also be viewed on our Facebook Page.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES  We now complete the list of books we have in our Reference Library at our Salem Base for member’s research, many of which are available for the first time.  Cheslyn Hay Primary School Log Book (1949-59), Cheslyn Hay C.P. School (April 1959 – July 1965), Cheslyn Hay Primary School Log book (1974-79), Cheslyn Hay First School Log book (Oct 1979- 84), Cheslyn Hay First School Log book (1984-85), Girls Sunday School Register (1920-21), Cheslyn Hay Primary School Punishment Book (1943-50), Cheslyn Hay Middle School Punishment book (1975-85), Minutes Social Class (1899-1917), Leaders Meetings & Minutes and Resolution book, Methodist New Connexion (Jan 1841-Mar 1851), R Ridgway Snr Salem Collection inc 1953 Balance Sheet, Salem Church Choir (1949-59), Salem Church Choir (1959-65), Salem Church 1937 Minute Book, Salem Women’s Own Attendance Book (1961-81), Mr Dace‘s Salem Class Book, Salem Tennis & Bowling Club (1923-66), Band of Hope Society Attendance Book (1904-11), W.I. Accounts (March 1946-50), Harold Pee’s Scout Diary of 1922, Library Committee (1924-38), School Admission Register (1882-99), Admission Register (1935-43), Admission Register for Boys (1911-16), Admission Register for Girls (1911-24), Salem Sunday School – Minutes of Teachers Meetings (1892-1920), Cheslyn Hay I-Spy & Booklet (Rick Bowring), M6 Toll Road Construction (photos – David Leach Collection), 1841 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1841 Census – Great Wyrley, 1851 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1861 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1861 Census – Great Wyrley, 1871 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1871 Census – Great Wyrley, 1881 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1891 Census – Cheslyn Hay, 1891 Census – Great Wyrley, 1901 Census – Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley, Cheslyn Hay Methodist Church Baptism Records (1790 – 1960), Cheslyn Hay New Connexion – Baptisms (1879 – 1937), Mount Zion Methodist Church – Baptisms (1921 – 1958), Jacobs Hall Lane Register of Baptisms (1897 – 1982), Upper Landywood Register of Baptisms (1861 -2000), St Lukes Cannock – Baptisms (1744-64), St Lukes Cannock – Baptisms (1811-62), St Lukes Cannock – Marriages (1754-1800 & 1837-64),  St Marks Great Wyrley – Marriages (1846-1912), St Marks Great Wyrley – Burials 1846-87), St Lukes Cannock – Burials 1748-64), St Lukes Cannock – Burials (1811-71), Cheslyn Hay Cemetery – Burials (1900-48), Great Wyrley Cemetery – Burials Vol 1 (1898-1930), Great Wyrley Cemetery – Burials Vol 2 (1931-55), Great Wyrley Cemetery – Burials Vol 3 (1956-79), Great Wyrley Cemetery – Burials Vol 4 (1980-99), Cheslyn Hay Cemetery – Monumental Inscriptions (Compiled March 1998), Great Wyrley Cemetery – Monumental Inscriptions (Compiled 2000), Cheslyn Hay Parish Council Burial Certificates and Record of Interment (May 1927 – Mar 1935), (April 1937 – Mar 1938), April 1941 – Mar 1942), (April 1944 – March 1945), (April 1948 – Mar 1949), April 1949 – Mar 1950), (March 1951 – Mar 1952), (April 1952 – Mar 1953), (March 1954 – Mar 1955), (April 1959 – April 1962), Cheslyn Hay School Log (1882 – 1901 Fragile Condition), Cheslyn Hay School Log – Infants (April 1923 – 1949), Cheslyn Hay School Log – Boys (May 1925  – July 1949), A History of Hilton Hall (Cherry Ann Knott).