Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 17th July 2016

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 10th July 2016

EVENTS  No Chat ‘n’ Char this Thursday, 14th July, as it is Roger’s coach trip to Blenheim Palace.  Please assemble at the Salem at 8am.  Rear car park will be open.  Coaches will leave Blenheim at 4.30pm to arrive back for 6 – 6.30pm.  Roger’s mobile no – 07928070061.  Just had a late cancellation and 3 places are now available at £23 each – Phone 01543 372856.

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

RESPONSES   Our researchers have also found it difficult to locate William Bowen in our WWI records for Paul, but we have come up with the best option with 49077 William Thomas Bowen of Holly Hill, Upper Landywood and his father was Joseph Edward Bowen.  However we are srill researching other Bowens.

However it appears we do have a 1902 school photograph of him in our archives (SC-900-06).

ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS   Five Parish Register entries with full details of the Dace Marriages – Arnold Wilfred Dace & Violet Annice Smith (1930), Winifred Nellie Dace & Solomon Thomas Morgan (1937), Leslie Victor Dace & Myra Jane Betton (1938), Dorothy Barbara Dace & Harold Horace Howes (1948) and Ronald Walter Dace & Edna Violet Hodson (1948).

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher 

14th July 1966  Cheslyn Hay’s extra housing and suggestions of how and where to cope with the extra activities involved.

15th July 1916  Details of raising money for the Belgian Children’s Fund involving activities with  Mr E Smith, Mrs Allan, Miss Scragg, Thomas Weetman, Mrs H Perks and Miss Copestake.

15th July 1916  Mrs Hassall, of 5 Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, has received a letter from her son Jack with full details of the warfare on the front line.

15th July 1916  The death of  Sapper Richard Farnell, 178 Co RE killed in action on July 2nd, in France with all information.

MEMORIES  –  We conclude Peter Cadman’s 2012 interview with Pat Potts (nee Marshall).

This week includes ‘Tompter’ Pearson, Fanny Mason of Hill Street, the dentists Fereday and Guthrie, Pickins shop, Mrs Wilkes the dentists dispenser, the fireman, Jim Kingston, the Dutton and Malpass families of Hatherton Street, the Altree shop in Hill Street, an antique shop which Jean Smith ran, the Salvation Army, ‘fire watching’, the Britannia Hall, the Home Guard, ‘The Beehive’, the ‘White Lion’ pub and the Rev Trevor Morgan.

MYS - 21  Mr Neville Elliot and 17 of his management and administrative staff at an official Elliot Lucas function.  THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS – 21  Mr Neville Elliot and 17 of his management and administrative staff at an official Elliot Lucas function.  Can be viewed also on our Facebook Page.

ONE VOLUNTEER is required to support our team in scanning our photographs and transferring them over to our Database.  One volume at a time will be delivered and collected from your home and full support will be gladly supplied!  The deadline for the project is December this year.

GENERAL NEWS   We have very few of ‘The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay’ left now and we are now selling the remainder of them at £5 each (original price £8) but our other Cheslyn Hay books Fleeting Years, Tales of Cheslyn Hay, Happy Days and the History of the Salem we are clearing out at just £1 each (plus additional postage of £1 if not local).

For full details of all the above stories we welcome new members and newsletters will be emailed via Mailchimp every Sunday morning at 8.59am. Memberships are £5 – the same as last year – with all cheques made out to CH&DLHS and posted to Rob Allan, 9 Coltsfoot View, Cheslyn Hay, Walsall, West Mids WS6 7BG – or via Paypal or at our Salem Base on Tuesdays. Thanking you.

trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 3rd July 2016

EVENTS  We are will be entertaining the Glenthorne Brownies on Thursday, 7th July, with a talk about our  village by Peter Cadman and supported by Bob Brevitt with a powerpoint presentation.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week  we welcome a couple of members who wish to browse through our photographs on the Abbey Dropforgings, Elliott-Lucas and Gilpins volumes having missed out on the recent get together in May.
REQUESTS   Paul Bedford, researcher and author of World War One books concentrating on local soldiers involved in that conflict emails ‘Do you have any information about William Bowen?  He is the only serviceman on the Cheslyn Hay Memorial about whom I have no information at all.’
RESPONSES  Kath Perry provides the answer to Graham’s request from last week re the origin of Bentons Lane going back 200 years.
An email from Mary, granddaughter of Moses & Liz Lockett, who passes her her memories of both the teachers Ken Handley and Don Savage.
More information on the Dell from Trevor, prior to our meeting on July 19th, ‘Mr and Mrs William Bate were my wife’s parents.  They did live at number 6  but at that time the Dell was number 2. The houses were re numbered when new houses were built either side in the late  sixties.’
However has anyone got any photographs of ‘The Dell’?
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS  A printed booklet of the burials and headstone inscriptions at the two Shareshill’s churches St Mary’s and St Luke’s going back to the 1700s and a full index, together with a volume on their history.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
7th July 1966 
Residents of Cheslyn Hay pressing for the re-opening of local passenger train services led by Mrs G Vernon
7th July 1966    ‘Glancing backwards’  An article published 25 years ago on 19th April 1941 concerning the arrivals of Margate evacuees.
7th July 1966   Story of the caretaker of Great Wyrley cemetery, 60 years-old Mr Joseph Middleton, and his family.
7th July 1966  The activities of girls and the Cheslyn Hay Carnivals etc with Carol Hood, Marlene Pearce, Wendy Bates, Marie Hogan, Jackie Mumford, Lynda Horton, Linda Cole, Patricia Barsby, Karen Hodgkiss, Pauline Hodgkiss, Mrs T E Milner, Mr S Nelson and Horace Stokes.
MEMORIES  Second part of Peter Cadman’s interview with Pat Potts (nee Marshall).  This week covering all the activities and excitement during World War Two in Cheslyn Hay.

MYS - 20  A Shraders Day Out at Wedgewood in the late sixties.  43 ladies shown but only Floss Morgan, Judy Dace, Sybil Allen, Mrs Husselbee, Hazel Dace, Mavis -?- and Maureen -?- named.THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS – 20  A Shraders Day Out at Wedgewood in the late sixties.  43 ladies shown but only Floss Morgan, Judy Dace, Sybil Allen, Mrs Husselbee, Hazel Dace, Mavis -?- and Maureen -?- named.  Can also be viewed on our Facebook Page.

WWI COMMEMORATION  This July we commemorate the death of Walter Owen who was killed on 1st June 1916, aged 30.
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES  The ‘Cheslyn Hay Police Occurrence Book – 16th January  1931 to 16th November 1935’.  A complete ledger of 499 pages, containing full details of the charges with addresses, all handwritten, mainly by Sergeant Ballance.  Can be viewed at our Base any Tuesday or requested at £1 per copy.  In date order – Florence Elizabeth Evans, Harry Rogers, Alfred Thomas, John Pyatt, Ida Young, Horace Price, Julia Hart, Walter Whitehouse, Harold Bott, Alfred Parr, Albert James Bowyer, Herbert Brough, Ernest Davis, John  Shorter, Wilfred Hawkins, Frank Hudson, Gertrude Wynn, Ernest Davis, Alfred Gorman, Walter Kempson Owen, Richard Jones, Handel Weetman, James Walker Morris, Alex Davis, Florence Bate, Simeon Barker, Albert Barker, George Barker, William Henry Whitehouse, William Peach, Frank Dennis Burton, Samuel Newell, Philip James Kent, Joseph Lockett, William Perry, Eric Morris, James Bate, Derek Roberts, Ernest Carter, John Wesley Pratt, William Steadman, George Kingston, John Smith, John Smith, Walter Harvey, Beryl Hewitt, Mary E Richardson, Mary Felton, James Lockett, Clarence Smith, Rosina Marion Tonks, Arthur Kingston, John  Spinks, Thomas Marshall, Bernard Grinsell, Walter Wood, Violet Hill, Thomas Lockett, Mary Ann Lockett, Joseph Lockett, Mabel Chetter, James Ansell, Georgina Rake, Wilfred Hawkins, Edith Lunt, Harold Mellor, William Bowen, Stephen Whitehead, Oscar Dunn, Elizabeth Dunn, Edwin Ridgway, Elizabeth Bates, Richard Hall, Freda May Birch, Frank Dunning, Albert Podmore, Gladys May Shirley, Eric Shirley, Richard Lockett, Harry Bate, Percy Thomas Perry, Thomas Henry Hawkesworth, Richard Franks, Bertram Henry Jellyman, Stephen Pratt, James William Smith, William Elwell, George Mason, William Barnett, Frederick Barnett, George Barnett.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Newsletter 26th June 2016

EVENTS  This month’s speaker is Tim Burgin, returning by request after his talk last year on Waterloo with his follow up ‘ Waterloo – the Aftermath’ with a range of anecdotes following the battle.  This Thursday, 30th June at the Salem starting at 7.30pm.  Admission £1 including refreshments.  Everybody welcome.
Also on Friday morning at 7.30am (the time that our men went ‘over the top’)  there will be a short ceremony ‘Whistle for the Somme’ in remembrance of everyone including the names being read out of our local men who made the ultimate sacrifice exactly 100 years ago. Held at our Cheslyn Hay War Memorial.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS  An intriguing request from Graham who wants to know who were the two people Benton and Shaw and why did they name lanes after them in Great Wyrley.
RESPONSES   Our researcher Jean mentions that the Askey/Dace connection is through the marriage of Doris’s father, William Askey, and Sarah Ellen Lindop (b1878) and she goes to explain the complication in the family history that’s complied with a transcription error on our St Marks CD.

NEW PHOTOGRAPHS  A 1954 Cheslyn Hay Carnival with Margaret Roberts, Joanne Marshall & Celia Roberts, one of Jim Wise, Bill Harley & Harry Hitchener outside the Dog plus 17 members and three generations of the Plant family in 1995 and all named.  £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington   Seven reports from the Lichfield Mercury and the Tamworth Herald from 1938-40 including the names involved are R Arnill, G Barker, J Barker, Bickley, Bradford, Nellie Caine, R Carpenter, V Cascarino, W Davis, Downton, Dolphin, Dutton, Evans, E Fletcher, Harper, Wilfred Heminsley, E Hill, W Leach, Harry North, Onions, Ridgway, Lucy Sanders, W Savage Snr, Smith, H Thornley, J Titley, Whitehouse, Harold Wollaston and F Worsey.  Copy of any newspaper report £1.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
30th June 1966 
Cannock Thursday Bowls League with Hawkins F.C. beating the Cheslyn Hay “B” by 150 points to 126 with all individual scores.
30th June 1966  The work involved in keeping the Salem spic and span.
30th June 1966  Cheslyn Hay Sunday School carnival with full information of those involved, namely Mrs Kath Spooner, Linda Hemingsley, Jane Powis, Dianne Illidge, Maxine Williams, Hillary Simms, Sharon Beard, Colleen Horton, Julie & Sandra Jevons, Jacqueline Farrington, Wendy Brough, Josephine Blunt, Janet Beard, Michael Archer, Tony Lewis, Sandra Parr, Carol Coads, John Westley, Mrs E Hammond and Mrs A Brough.

MEMORIES  First part of an interview of Pat Potts (nee Marshall) by Peter Cadman in 2012.
This week relating to Pat’s early years, her time at school, naming all the teachers and their punishments, her first jobs followed by her work in WWII at the munition factories.

MYS-19 Headmaster John Martin and Mr Blount with a class of 29 unnamed pupils in 1960.THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH MYS-19  Headmaster John Martin  and Mr Blount with a class of 29 unnamed pupils in 1960.  Can also be viewed on our Facebook Page.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES
This week we complete the list of deaths of local miners recorded at local pits over the years.
S Morgan, F Parker, G Pearson, William Perks, Benjamin Potts, Rowland Rowlands, J Stackhouse, Henry Stanton, G Thomas, James Thomas, James Walker, Samuel Wall, Thomas Waltho, Fred Whitehouse, J Whitehouse, Henry Wilkes and Richard George Wood.
APPEAL
   Now that solicitors no longer keep the house deeds on everyone’s properties, we are asking for the chance to copy such deeds, in particular belonging to the older properties, to compile a separate file for references.  For family/house historians the attraction is obvious and we will be able to index all the previous occupiers for future generations.
MEMBERSHIP  Full details of all the above stories can be obtained by becoming a member at £5 and the newsletters are emailed out at 9am every Sunday morning and we are now taking subscriptions for the next 12 months.  Either pay by Paypal via our website chdlhs.co.uk or a £5 cheque made out to CH&DLHS and post to T McFarlane, 42 Station Road, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Mids WS6 6LQ.   Many thanks.    

trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 19 June 2016

EVENTS  Trip to Blenheim Palace on Thursday 14th July has practically been sold out – just 2 seats remaining at £23 each but all monies outstanding must be paid to Roger by 30th June.  Roger’s telephone number is 01543 372856.
OUR SALEM BASE 
is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Everyone welcome.

REQUESTS  As seen in our 1966 Newspaper Reports below there is a mention of a new dancing troupe named the ‘Annettes’ and despite us having over 300 Carnival photographs in our archives we do not have one of this group.  Can anyone provide us with one please?

RESPONSES  We have had a good response to information on the Dell for the new owners from our researchers and from 3 previous owners over the past 60 years including some very interesting and sad stories involved in their occupancy.  A meeting is now being arranged for all the interested parties at our Base.
Following last week’s news of the passing of Ken Handley, Don Savage from Cheshire and Geoffrey Boulton of Lancaster, both pass on their memories of Ken from the past.
And David Whitehouse thankfully points out that the name of Matthew Hampson is incorrectly spelt stating that ‘His actual name is Matthew Sommerville Hampton  born 14th Nov 1887, son of Horatio Hampton and Jessie Sommerville.   He married Bertha Thomas, daughter of Emma, in Montreal 9th June 1914.’
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS  Four photographs have been donated and all concern vehicles with local connections – Double decker of the Green Bus Company (IN-GBC-16), Green Bus Bedford O.B. (IN-GBC-15), A BS Eaton 1959 Foden (IN-GEN-13) and a Churchbridge Coach (IN-CBM-8).  £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS  National Identity Card and Military papers and 3 photographs of Frank Worsey of Glenthorne House filed in our WWII archives.  Also a birth certificate of Richard George Wood (4 Mar 1878) of Littlewood.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
23rd June 1966 
Cheslyn Hay young wives club with details oftwo meetings and Olive Lyons, Doreen Lyons and Margaret Davies.
23rd June 1966  Full details of the Cheslyn Hay Primary School seventh annual sportsday with Mr A Handley, Clive Baker, Lynn Pedley, Trevor Wright and Lorraine Perry.
23rd June 1966  Cheslyn Hay Gingham Girls and the Annettes appeared at Bloxwich Carnival.  Names mentioned were Ann Parsons, Carol Stevens and Mrs E Dunn.
24th June 1916  Mr Baxter
and Mr R Brough at a Parish Council meeting.
MEMORIES   From our 2010 archives an interview with Harry Dace when he was aged 98.
Harry’s stories cover Sid Lawson and his two sons Chris and Len, Jack Dace, Jack and Flo Dutton plus tales of Gilpins and Hawkins Coppice Colliery with Jackie Lunt, Fred Altree, Fred Hawkins, Alf Jukes and a disputed industrial injury.  Also a tragic story of Mr Fereday the Chemist.

MYS - 18 The Woodman Gardening Club with 45 members displaying chrysanthemums and geraniums but not one named!THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS – 18  The Woodman Gardening Club with 45 members displaying chrysanthemums  and geraniums but not one named!  Can also be viewed on our Facebook Page.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES   This week we look at some of the tragedies of local miners over the years including Charles Bailey, Henry Bowen, Charles Brindley, Charles Butler, William Henry Challinor, Josiah Dawkins, W Evans, William Hawkins, J Hemingsley, George Holden, Charles Leech, Thomas Hubery, Frank Jellyman & Joseph Edward Lawson
MEMBERSHIP 
Full details of all the above stories can be obtained by becoming a member at £5 and the newsletters are emailed out at 9am every Sunday morning and we are now taking subscriptions for the next 12 months.  Either pay by Paypal via our website chdlhs.co.uk or a £5 cheque made out to CH&DLHS and post to T McFarlane, 42 Station Road, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Mids WS6 6LQ.   Many thanks.    
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 12 June 2016

EVENTS  No events this week after Roger’s Chat n Char of last Thursday to celebrate the Queen’s birthday which has to go down as the best one to date and it will take this week to put away all the decorations.  Once again Roger wishes to thank everyone for their support.

OUR SALEM BASE is open every Tuesday from 9am – 2pm.  Everyone welcome for enquiries, research, browsing through our photographic archives and records – or just for a nostalgic chat and a cup of coffee.

REQUESTS  A type of request that is particularly pleasing has been received this week from the new residents of The Dell, 6 Rosemary Road, Cheslyn Hay as they ‘would love to know more about its history.  We believe it was built around 1908 but we don’t have a definite year of build.  We would be really grateful if you are able to help us.’  Arriving new to the area and immediately wanting to know the local history of the house and our area reminds us what we, in the Society, are here for.  So, can anyone help with any memories or even information of any of their families who may have lived there in the past?

OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington This week six reports from 1926-28 of two cricket matches, a Mons Purchant concert, and a miner charged under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, another court case and the death of Dr W Hosegood.  Copy of any Newspaper Report £1.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
16th June 1966
  A Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own meeting.
17th June 1916  Story of Harry Whitehouse, eldest son of Mr W H Whitehouse, of Coppice Lane, in the Dardanelles.
17th June 1916  Moses Lockett in court.
17th June 1916  Edward Turner, of the White Lion Inn, in a complicated court case.

MEMORIES Dipping into Pat Everiss’s ‘A Walk down Memory Lane’ there is a list of some ‘unusual and outstanding achievements of some remarkable Cheslyn Hay people’ covering the past 100 years.

MYS - 17 One of the Wollaston's Garden Parties in 1956 to raise funds for the widows of miners killed in a pit accident. Over 100 people are on the photo but only Harold, Olive and Brenda Woolaston are named plus Lily Perks.THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS – 17  One of the Wollaston’s Garden Parties in 1956 to raise funds for the widows of miners killed in a pit accident.  Over 100 people are on the photo but only Harold, Olive and Brenda Woolaston are named plus Lily Perks.  Can be viewed either on our website www.chdlhs.co.uk  or on our Facebook Page.

WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES  At the same time of last week’s list of names of those men who were against the stopping of benevolent fund in the Mechanical Department at Hawkins Colliery, another list was circulated, of all the miners who would not join the Union.

JOAN PLANT one of our longest serving members passed away suddenly on Tuesday, 31st May, at her home at 5 Sunbeam Drive, Great Wyrley, aged 82.  Details of her life.
KEN HANDLEY  Also received news this week of the passing of Ken Handley, who spent nearly all of his career teaching Geography and French at the Great Wyrley School.
Names included in all the above reports are W Brough, H Beddle, AE Elwell, F Sambrooke, H Bull, H Horton, W Goodman, W Jones, G Kingstone, F Biddley, P Whitehouse, S Smith, Reg Hawkins, W Plant, C Fletcher, William John Walker, B Elwell, J Lloyd, Charles Mitchell, J Richards, H Rogers, Leslie Hawkins Lowe, Joseph Kingston, Fred Pee, Enoch Marshall, William Devereux, Bill Aunger, Matthew HampsonW Taylor, L Morgan, E Cockayne, A Shorthouse, T Hicken, T Pitt, G Cope, B Pee, H Lee, J Skitt, G Bailey, H Smith, W Perks, L Bailey, W Whitehouse, E Kendall, E Shirley, W Mytton, G Steadman, W Cartwright, W Parton, J Perry, A Whitehouse, E Alsopp, J Fletcher, J Hughes, A Somerfield, R Bowen, A Bullivant, A Turner, W Russell, J Parkes, S Morgan, W Davis, W Goodman, C Steadman, J Stanaway Snr, J Stanaway Jnr, J Baker, D Denny, A Hill, E Aston, J Thompson, E Thomas, T Parr, J Dawkins, J Brough, A  Baker, W Steadman and A Stretton.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

MEMBERSHIP  Full details of all the above stories can be obtained by becoming a member at £5 and the newsletters are emailed out at 9am every Sunday morning and we are now taking subscriptions for the next 12 months.  Either pay by Paypal via our website chdlhs.co.uk or a £5 cheque made out to CH&DLHS and post to T McFarlane, 42 Station Road, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Mids WS6 6LQ.   Many thanks.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 5 June 2016

EVENTS   Roger’s Chat n Char is this Thursday 9th June at 10.00am in the Main Hall of the Salem and the title for the morning’s entertainment is ‘Happy Birthday!’
Also Roger has sold more seats for the second coach to Blenheim Palace on Thursday 14th July but we have received cancellations so there are just 5 seats remaining at £23.  Telephone Roger 01543 372856.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we are continuing with our Evans and Perks research.
REQUESTS  No requests received for this week.
RESPONSES  Our three researchers have all provided information for Stephanie following her enquiry into the Christian name of Lamotto.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS  Two wedding photographs – one of Arthur Norwood & Alice Kingston and guests, and a mystery Salem wedding that includes Nell Stokes (nee Perks) and Polly Stacey (nee Perks), one of Perce Marshall, an Iris Heminsley in Hill Street in 1948 and one of the original Noden’s Barn, now the Holly Bush Garden Centre.  £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.

OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington   With details of one Cheslyn Hay story in April 1929 that caught the interest of the daily papers up and down the land including the Dundee Telegraph, the Hartlepool Mail and the Hull Daily Mail.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
9th June 1966 
Details of cricket match Cheslyn Hay versus Codsall with names provided.
10th June 1916  Surprising news of the annual school treat in connection with Salem Church.

MEMORIES  Details of our farming past including information on Monoha Chambley, Thomas Bird, Edward Quinton, Thomas Talbot, Joshua Harvey, Sarah Jackson, William Gilpin, George Marklew, George Ashman, Daniel Whitehouse and the Daces – Benjamin, Jane and James.

MYS - 16 An unknown Cheslyn Hay organisation from the thirties with only Ben Carpenter named (front - 2nd from left).THIS WEEKS MYSTERY PHOTOGRAPH   MYS – 16  An unknown Cheslyn Hay organisation from the thirties with only Ben Carpenter named (front – 2nd from left).  Can be viewed either on our website www.chdlhs.co.uk  or on our Facebook Page.
WWI COMMEMORATION  This June we commemorate the death of Charles Hickman
WHAT’S IN OUR ARCHIVES
  We have now collated over 250,000 (a quarter of million) entries on our master database including baptisms, weddings, burials, photographs, newspaper reports, censuses and electoral roles which will eventually be available at the touch of a button to all of our members researching their family histories.  We are also building up lists of interest that will provide much information for these researchers and I include this week s story relating to the miners at the Old Coppice Colliery with all these 44 involved – H Brough, W Baldwin, J Belcher, M Hook, J Parbrook, J Wesley, R Webster, J Handy, F Powell, R Cooper, W Wilkes, D Brough, S Belcher, R Shorter, E Sambrooks, E Venables, E Pitt, S Woodall, T Rogers, T Parry, F Boothby, H Bakewell, T Gaskin, S Richards, A Turner, L Boon, H Dawkins, T Cooper, W Westwood, F Kendall, J Baker, W Taylor, R Baseley, S Horton, E Bosworth, J Bland, J Walker, B Hawkins, H Spooner, W Hawkins, A Brown, J Morgan, A Horobin, J Lees.
MEMBERSHIP  Full details of all the above stories can be obtained by becoming a member at £5 and the newsletters are emailed out at 9am every Sunday morning and we are now taking subscriptions for the next 12 months.  Either pay by Paypal via our website chdlhs.co.uk or a £5 cheque made out to CH&DLHS and post to T McFarlane, 42 Station Road, Great Wyrley, Walsall, West Mids WS6 6LQ.   Many thanks.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net