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Weekly News – 22nd February 2015

Our annual membership of £5 is due at the end of March and you will receive the full unabridged weekly newsletters every Sunday at 9am, starting from now. You are also entitled to free research facilities through our own researchers who have full access to our local records and also you can exchange information with any of our 250 members who are researching their own family tree. Appeals, requests and straight forward look-ups we are pleased to do free of charge. Details for membership are available through Paypal or through my email address below.

EVENTS This month’s speaker is Peter Shelley on Thursday 26th February at 7.30pm at the Salem and he will be giving a demonstration and talk entitled ‘A Handful of Straw’. £1 including refreshments.
OUR SALEM BASE is open as usual from 9am – 2pm on Tuesday. All welcome.
REQUESTS Further research following Ken Fletcher’s request of last week, reveals that there were two Grace E Evans marriages in the thirties – one to Arthur H Deakin in 1935 in Tamworth and one to Charles Millard in Bilston and Ken asks if anyone has any connections with these families.
Janet (nee Leach) emails asking if we have photographs of the Company Buildings in Saredon Road and also the houses in Holly Bush, as well as photographs of her old Great Wyrley school in1966/7 particularly of the Sports Days. We are only too pleased to oblige Janet and hopefully we can arrange a visit to the Base in the near future.
RESPONSES Denise Earl replies to Ian Lawson and now Ian has all the details to renew his friendship.
Also Ann (nee Goodman) emails in a response to Denise’s appeal for any information on her Turner family’s close friends, Kate and Joan Whitehouse with updated details of Kate and Joan Whitehouse, John Smallman and Des Turner.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Two of Ernie Holmes of Mount Pleasant with neighbours, one of Sarah Jane Franks (1871 – 1948 formerly Pheasant, nee Turner) and two photographs of the opencast working in Jones Lane 1961 plus one of Charles Davies, David Ingram, Malcolm Smith, Steve Robinson and Ken Read on the opencast mound. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS We are grateful to Kath Walmsley who has donated a rug bodger for use in our School’s Programme, but we would still welcome a couple more if anyone comes across any tucked away in their loft at any time.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
26th February 1965 Football report of Stella Tileries v Red, White & Blue with including players’ names.
27th February 1915 The death of 80 year old George Ridgway of 4 Saredon Road and details of his life.
MEMORIES We complete the list this week of miners’ deaths in our local mines with details of the accident as well as of the men themselves and they include James Thomas, George Holden, James Kennedy, Charles Evans, Henry Wilkes , Frank Jellyman, Rowland Rowlands, Charles Bailey, William AddisonEnoch Lloyd, Henry Stanton, Joseph Edward Lawson, Fred Whitehouse, Samuel Wall, Josiah Dawkins, Charles Leach , William Henry Challinor and Joseph Athersmith.
VOLUNTEERS David Bray and Mike Fellows have now completed the difficult task of recording all the landowners, their holdings and values in Cheslyn Hay as listed in the 1792 Enclosure Act and we now have a few projects to continue with, such as transcribing the directories, which can be photographed like the electoral registers, for the 19th century which will help to fill in the gaps between the census returns. Other projects are for those volunteers, who subscribe to Ancestry or Findmypast etc, to transcribe the 1911 census returns for Cheslyn Hay, whilst for the volunteers who work from the Base, we also have some St Mark’s burials and banns to transcribe from photographs plus some baptisms and marriage registers from fiche. We also have the Cheslyn Hay school punishment book on photos to be transcribed. So we’re not short of choices for our volunteers!
FAMILY HISTORY It had to happen – our researcher Andrew announces that he has linked in one of our local families – the Duttons – to the Royal Family and also to George Washington. Details are given linking Joseph Dutton and Elizabeth Bate to the Royal family tree.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly News – 15th February 2015

Our annual membership of £5 is due at the end of March and you will receive the full unabridged weekly newsletters every Sunday at 9am, starting from now. You are also entitled to free research facilities through our own researchers who have full access to our local records and also you can exchange information with any of our 250 members who are researching their own family tree. Appeals, requests and straight forward look-ups we are pleased to do free of charge. Details for membership are available through Paypal or through my email address below.

EVENTS No events this week.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we welcome a get together of the descendants of Moses Whitehouse linking in with the Marriott family. Kesia is coming down for a flying visit from Yorkshire to see what photographs and information we have of her family in our archives and I have arranged a meeting with our members Dorothy from Stone and Janet from Chesterfield. Everyone welcome and in particular anyone with a connection to this family.
REQUESTS Ken Fletcher is attempting to find photographs and information of his real grandparents as his father was adopted. All Ken knows is that his grandmother was Grace Elizabeth Evans but his father’s adopted name was John Fletcher and the address seems to have been in Mount Pleasant in the early 1930s. There are also possible links to the Benton family and Ken would appreciate any help in solving what appears to be a mystery that is unlikely to produce any answers.
One of our members Ian emails in with a request for Denise Earl regarding her Turner family stating that Denise’s uncle ‘John Bernard Turner, mentioned a couple of weeks ago was my best friend throughout school and beyond. The last I heard of him he was living in Leek and I would be most interested in contacting him again’,
RESPONSES Beryl Jones ( nee Stokes) responds to Tuva’s request after she had listed the names in her Hawkins Family Bible and points out that Alice Ada Hawkins (b 1 Nov 1884) is her grandmother and she married Harry Stokes in 1905 and now we have now several photographs of both Alice Ada and Harry Stokes.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Of the Peachs (Francis, Gilbert, Ethel & Dorothy), the Robinsons (Stanley, Clarrie, Herbert, Harriet, Hannah, Eva, Stephen Snr & Ernest, who was killed in WWI) and one of Albert Henry Altree (b1852 Churchbridge). £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS 1926 Birth Certificate of Annie Brough.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington A list of persons who have obtained Game Certificates for 1820 at a cost of £3..13..6d and it includes several from our area. (30 September 1820).
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
19th February 1965 Report on the needs of an increasing population in Cheslyn Hay naming the full Community Association committee also involving the Women’s Handicraft, Old Time Dancing and Keep Fit and the Carnival organisations.
20th February 1915 Details of Mr Edward Brough life as a fireman.
20th February 1915 Raising funds for the Cheslyn Hay War Relief Committee.
20th February 1915 Details of letters from soldiers including Private Pearson currently at Aldershot.
20th February 1915 A dispute in court between Richard Marshall Junior, a miner, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay and Joseph Reaney, a miner, and Howard Marklew, both of Great Wyrley involving a pigeon shooting match.
MEMORIES Following on from last week’s mining deaths in our local pits with details also of the mines as well as the miners. Dates of the deaths are from 19 July 1824 to 24 April 1883 and the miners who were killed were Benjamin Potts, J Hemingsley, Charles Butler, J Whitehouse, G Whitehouse, James Lockley, J Stackhouse, Thomas Waltho, S Morgan, William Perks, Charles Brindley, F Parker, G Thomas, G Pearson, Joseph Bettany, William Hawkins, W Evans, Daniel Day, James Walker, George Adams, Henry Bowen, Thomas Hubery.
GENERAL NEWS During the current renovations of our Salem Church, an old pair of workmen’s boots have been discovered under the original floorboards of the church. It was a custom of the time to leave personal items like these under the floors to give a ‘blessing’ to the building and that the items would remain undisturbed whilst the building was still standing. In respect of such a tradition, we have photographed the boots for our records, added a laminated copy of this newsletter and returned them to their original place with the hope that they will remain undisturbed for another 160 years…..
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 8 February 2015

Our annual membership of £5 is due at the end of March and you will receive the full unabridged weekly newsletters every Sunday at 9am, starting from now. You are also entitled to free research facilities through our own researchers who have full access to our local records and also you can exchange information with any of our 250 members who are researching their own family tree. Appeals, requests and straight forward look-ups we are pleased to do free of charge. Details for membership are available through Paypal or through my email address below.

EVENTS Roger’s Chat ‘n’ Char Morning this month is on Thursday 12th February at 10am with the entertainment under the title of ‘Norman Kings and Saxon Daze!’ However it is being held in the Schoolroom (the main hall) as the Lecture Room is being refurbished. Parking is available round the back, although limited due to the work in progress, or in the front car park.
The 50 seater coach is now full for the trip to Chatsworth House on Thursday 9th July but Roger is now taking bookings for the second coach. Total price for the day including admission to the house as well as the grounds is £20. Please phone Roger on 01543 372856.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we have visitors from the Fletcher family involved in research. Everyone welcome.
REQUESTS Garry Teece in Dubai recalls many fond memories of Wyrley Bank and emails ‘Could you possibly provide contact information for Mr & Mrs David Leach of Cheslyn Hay please? David was my boss at Ever-Ready at Four Ashes in the late 1970’s and Violet was also there on the Quality Control side. I haven’t seen or spoke with David since around 1983 when I was made redundant and it would mean an awful lot to me if I could get back in touch.’ Details have been passed on to David and our researcher Vi and they are now in touch with each other exchanging pleasant nostalgia.
RESPONSES Neil Benton emails in on his Benton family research ‘I’ve got my tree back to the year 1000 and now it’s dead, sadly. It is annoying because I would have liked to have broken into only 3 figures. It is very odd though because before the 16th century they are all very noble and grand and they’d probably turn in their graves if they knew we ended up as coal miners and agricultural labourers. I liked us better in Cheslyn Hay, Latherford and Essington!!
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS St Marks wedding and guests of Madge Lockett and Jock Irvine, who was killed in WWII, Salem Minister Rev Robert Rowley, photographs of the Perks families (Fred & Sarah, Eleanor, Clarrie, Ethel) and the Wollastons (Eleanor & Ethel). £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS The war record of Reginald Thompson Rowley killed in WWI and on our War Memorial. Also the Birth Certificate of Jack Matthews Winfer (1897).
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington Sports report concerning Plant, Thomas, Whitehouse, S Adams, S Smith, R Adams, H Shorter, F Smith, W Benson, R Beard and E Smith (19 June 1925).
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
12th February 1965 A ‘Coggers’ concert at the Working Men’s Club.
13th February 1915 A report on the ‘buzzer’ at the Old Nook.
13th February 1915 A Don Tournament at the Cheslyn Hay Working Mens Club.
MEMORIES Full details of some of the fatalities of our local miners including William Jabez Hawkins, James Davenport, William Ely Brough, Joseph Edwin Lawson, Isaiah Hinks, Thomas Walter Doughty, Joseph James Turner, Albert Hawkins, Stephen George Whitehouse, Bernard Bloomer and Harry A Hemingsley.
GENERAL NEWS We sold out of Cheslyn Hay Lives Vol 2 three years ago and we have had to refuse any further orders but if anyone still requires a copy, Waterstones still have a handful in stock priced £4.
Last month in January, we have had another 161 sightings of our local scenes on staffspasttrack. High Street 35, Garbetts Shop 23, Brittania Picture House 22, Walter Hackett 20, Salem18, Hackett’s Butcher’s Shop 15, Wootton’s Post Office 15, Albert Hawkins Shop 13.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 1st February 2015

Our annual membership of £5 is due at the end of March and you will receive the full unabridged weekly newsletters every Sunday at 9am, starting from now. You are also entitled to free research facilities through our own researchers who have full access to our local records and also you can exchange information with any of our 250 members who are researching their own family tree. Appeals, requests and straight forward look-ups we are pleased to do free of charge. Details for membership are available through Paypal or through my email address below.

OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we are expecting a few visitors after Thursday’s Speakers Night on the local canals. All welcome.
REQUESTS Marjorie Seel from Bradford asks for help and emails ‘I too have a connection with Denise Earle as Laurence Turner and my Mum were cousins and my grandma, Louisa, was sister to Joseph. As a child I well remember Laurence because he always did our decorating. Maybe you could help with a problem I’ve come to – on Louisa’s birth certificate (b 11 May) it gives Eliza Turner, late Evans, formally Turner, as her mother but I haven’t been able to find an earlier marriage for her and yet on the 1871 census for Turner Building, High Street, it shows her there married to William Turner and they are listed as daughter and son in law because they are living with her father, who is also a William Turner. Also listed is William Evans, grandson, so I presume this is Eliza’s son. I can’t get my head round it all as there are so many Williams and Elizas in every generation!!’
RESPONSES Our three researchers, Andrew, Jean and Vi, as well as Andrew Winfer, had already solved Ted Broadhurst’s enquiry stating that William Edward Winfer married Jennie Preece, when one of our members, Jim Winfer, confirmed that William and Jennie Jane Preece are his actual parents. Jim also added that the Family Bible is also being kept within the family. I have also checked our Photograph Archive (we now have more than 8,500 photographs) and we have two of William Winfer, one dated 1937 and one 1947, for Ted.
Our Andrew, together with Jean, has been able to supply all the information and dates of John Hawkins for Gillian with John Hawkins (son of Jabez 1821-1890) first marrying Maria Stopp of Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay. Also Mark Hawkins emails ‘I see in this weeks newsletter a mention to my g-g-g-grandparents Jabez Hawkins and Emma Sandbrook, and they 12 children with John being the 2nd oldest born around 1846. Andrew has then produced a tree of the Hawkins family of Cheslyn Hay from 1786 linking in to the Williams’ line from 1871 for Tuva with the direct Cheslyn Hay line going back to the Thomas and Pearson families from the 1700s.
Peter Bates called into the Base on Tuesday with full information and photographs of the Turners as he remembers visiting them with his mother when he was a lad. Peter’s grandmother Frances Stanton married Frederick Turner who is Denise’s g-grandfather.
More information has been received on the Turners with Glenice White house remembering Laurence’s sons Des and John Turner as well as Laurence’s two sisters Marion and Ethel and relates stories and details of them all.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Benjamin (b1871) & Mary Jane (nee Smith) Williams, Thomas William’s High Street Off Licence, William Eccleston who married Fanny Wright in 1881, an Altona Dance Band and one of the Great Wyrley Cubs with Jeffrey Haswell, Stephen Robinson, John Devey and Peter Wilson. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS Itinerary of the Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley Schools trip in Whitsun 1959 when 30 children went to Walmer in Kent and they included Ian Scott, Stan Eades, Philip Kingston, Anthony Price, Philip Perks, John Benton, Christine & Rose Cadman, Wendy Bates, Margaret Garratt, Gillian Pointon, David & John Devey and many more.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington Three reports – details of the Roll of Honour unveiled listing 303 names (5 May 1917), Mac Potts of Manchester United enlisting (10 Jul 1915) and the sale of a wireless set £2..12..6d by Sam Morris of 95 Station Street (20 March 1925).
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
6th February 1915 A story about Mr P Davies and the ‘buzzer’ at the Old Nook being used again after 30 years.
MEMORIES This week’s recollections come from Derek Bullock in Ontario, who adds information to the Smith and Bullock families which we received from Brian Smith seven years ago! Derek adds details and snippets about the lives of Alfred Smith, Emily Smith (nee Perks), Ken and Stella Lees of Great Wyrley, Tommy Horton, Clifford Smith, Leonard Smith, Howard Smith, Alfred Smith, Tom Smith, Alethea Smith, Tom Williams, Norman Rushton, Bessie Smith, Percy Love, Lilly Smith, Len Bullock, George & Mary Ellen ‘Nell’ Bullock, Tom & Millie Bullock, Ray & Harry Bullock and Ethel Hargreaves.
GENERAL NEWS Every month our Bob Brevitt, in liaison with the Council, produces a laminated A3 sheet called the Parish Pump and gives details and reports of what was happening this month 100 years ago and these sheets are distributed by the Council around the schools, societies, churches, pubs and clubs and on all the notice boards around the area together with details, and a photograph wherever possible, of a soldier to acknowledge his death, 100 years ago. This month we commemorate Joseph Masters, a railwayman of Station Street, of the Worcesters, killed in Belgium.
trevor.cheslynhayhistory@talktalk.net

Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 25th January 2015

Our annual membership of £5 is due at the end of March and you will receive the full unabridged weekly newsletters every Sunday at 9am. You are also entitled to free research facilities through our own researchers who have full access to our local records and also you can exchange information with any of our 250 members who are researching their own family tree. Appeals, requests and straight forward look-ups we are pleased to do free of charge. Details for membership are available through Paypal or through my email address below.

EVENTS We welcome Philip Claytonas our first speaker of 2015 this Thursday, 29th January at the Salem at 7.30pm and the title of his talk is ‘The Curly Wyrley and the Local Canals’. £1 including refreshments.
Roger has booked two coaches for this year’s trip on Thursday, July 9th and it is to Chatsworth House. Total charge is just £20 for the day, so please book your places through Roger on 01543 372856.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and this week we have a visitor interested in George Lunt and his family.
REQUESTS Ted Broadhurst is related to the Winfers of Cheslyn Hay and requires information on William Edward Winfer (1898-1973) on Jennie (or maybe Jane) Preece and Frances Reeves.
And a request, which we are dealing with, from Adrian Leo in Australia who asks for photographs of any Altree people, particularly those close to Albert Henry Altree born 1852 in Churchbridge.
After Tuva’s providing details from her family bible last week, Gillian responds with full information of John & Emma Hawkins and all the children as well as another John Hawkins, father of Jabez (1821-1890).
REQUESTS Following on from Roger Winfer solving the mystery of the upbringing of Jack Matthews Winfer, Jean Mills adds more about the background including Joseph Golding and William Russell in the late 1800s.
Reg Marriott emails from Weston-super-Mare responding to a request from Kesia Appleton in November stating that his grandfather Samuel Marriott and his aunts Betty and Iris are all part of Kesia’s family and would like to exchange information. Dorothy, one of our members, is also connected to the same Marriott/Grose/Whitehouse/Dace family and we hope to arrange a meeting at our Base sometime next month.
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Four photographs of the Homeshaw family including Mr & Mrs George Homeshaw, Dora and James. Also Private Edward Morris who was killed in WWI as well as Amy Martin of A E Transport, two photographs of the Green Bus Company and their staff and one of Holmleigh’s backyard in 1955. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTES/DONATIONS Marriage records of William Brough & Emma Hicken (2 Jul 1895) and Thomas Williams & Rose Hawkins (2 Jul 1895).
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington Court cases involving Alfred & Hannah Hall, Lucy Benton, Samuel Bullivant, James Insall, Thomas Waterfield (28 Feb 1914)
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
29th January 1965 Details and names of the recently formed Methodist Youth Club.
29th January 1965 Cheslyn Hay Parish Council resistance to the Cannock Urban Council new proposals to boundary changes.
29th January 1965 Funeral and the life of Mr George Henry Wright of 25 Mitre Road, affectionately known as ‘Squire Wright’.
30th January 1915 The death of William Holcroft of Dunduck Lane, Cheslyn Hay and details of his family and his remarkable life.
30th January 1915 Details of the annual choir supper of the Salem Church with full names.
MEMORIES This week are from Denise Earle on the South coast who adds a few more Turner snippets from her memory bank of her time here at Cheslyn Hay including Desmond (Lawrence Desmond) John (Bernard John), Laurence & Constance Susan Elizabeth, Ethel & Marion Turner. Also Albert Bullivant, Ethel Jones, Maureen & Clive Jones, Bevan’s shop Shirley’s Chip Shop. Kate Whitehouse and her daughter Joan. Denise would appreciate any up to date information on any of these people mentioned. Two of our members Ray Franks and Dave Leach respond to Denises’s request from last week with their own stories and connections to the Turner family.
SAD NEWS This week we have lost two more of our members. Reg Searle of Cannock, who always attended our Speakers evenings, passed away after a short illness and Arthur Davies died at his home in Ontario on Friday morning. Although Arthur emigrated in 1957 he frequently returned to visit his family and friends in Cheslyn Hay and always made a point of calling into the Base to recall old times. He was 82.
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Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 18th January 2015

EVENTS No events organised for this week.
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday.
REQUESTS One of our members wishes to contact Roger Whitehouse who was born early in 1947, son of Albert Whitehouse (b1919) and Francis Turner. Albert’s parents were Samuel James Whitehouse and Beatrice (nee Pee) who were married at St Marks in Great Wyrley on 14 July 1907. If anyone knows Roger I would like to forward him details of our member so that he can email him if he wishes.
Denise Earle sends in a request from Braintree asking for a photograph of the L & J Turner, Painters & Decorators, building on the corner of Pinfold Lane and the High Street, which was her grandfather’s business. We are arranging for the photograph to be sent on but I have also listed the photographs we also have of her family, to which Denise replies ‘Thank you for your response and I am really excited to hear you have additional photographs. My Nan Turner was a formidable lady – a real Hyacinth Bouquet of her time. I can remember her clearly answering the ‘business’ telephone ” Cheslyn Hay 456 – Constance Turner speaking”. The Turner family were quite well known at the time and this house probably played a large part in that! I can also remember my Dad’s tales of how he had lots of things other kids couldn’t get because of rationing and how he was therefore never short of friends!
We had an enquiry at the Base this week from Tuva who has just started to research her family tree from the 1881 Census and the Hawkins’ Family Bible. Both of her families are of Cheslyn Hay origins – the Hawkins and the Williams. Names in the bible are John Hawkins (b1847), Emma (1850), James (1866), John (1868), Rose (2 Jul 1873), Florrie (26 Apr 1875), Lily (5 Aug1878),
Edith May (29 Jan 1881), Wilfrid (9 Aug 1882), Alice Ada (1 Nov 1884). Has anyone any links with these two families?
RESPONSES It is always rewarding to receive such an email as from Roger Winfer this week and it states ‘I have solved the Jack Matthews Winfer mystery’ going on to explain who his parents were and who brought him up.
Following Peter Cooper’s request of last week I was able to confirm that Robert Thomas Rowley was the Methodist minister here at the Salem from 1916-1918, and we have been able to send on full details on his career in the ministry before and after his term here. In response Peter has now provided a photograph of him for our archives. However, what is even more important, our correspondence has solved a long standing mystery. There is a Reginald Rowley on our war memorial and it is a name we have not been able to connect with Cheslyn Hay but it now appears that it was the minister’s son and never lived here, as he was in Capetown whilst his father was in Cheslyn Hay. He had joined the South African Infantry and was killed and buried in Kenya after a conflict with the German forces at Taveta.
Finally after the passing of George Lunt, our members still remember his chips and his batter bits!!
NEW PHOTOGRAPHS Two Mystery photographs of Cheslyn Hay people – one with Duncan Brough, and the other one Horace Brough. Also a Glenthorne class photograph from the 1970s with only half of the class named. £1 per 7×5 Photographic Print.
ARCHIVE ADDITIONS/ARTEFACTS/DONATIONS Letterheadings, Invoices and Certificates from Martins Garage & Transport/Warstone Haulage Services/Green Bus Company of Walsall Road in Great Wyrley plus a 5 page history of the Green Bus Company. Also an invoice from Bertram Hackett of High Street, caterers for Weddings and Parties.
OLD NEWSPAPERS researched by Dave Washington A full report of the funeral of William Rogers, founder of the Cheslyn Hay WMC, with a list of the mourners (10 Jan 1914), and the Annual Meeting of the Cheslyn Hay Junior Imperialists with the elected committee of PH Ashworth, AR Knox, Osmond, Clarence & Leslie Hawkins, Clifford Devereux, F Poole, C Bates, H Horton, J Williams, J Hampton, J Brown and F Lawson (28 Feb 1914).
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
22nd January 1965 Report of the Cheslyn Hay Salem Women’s Own meeting.
22nd January 1965 The funeral of Miss Violet Westwood, of 10 Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, and details of her life.
22nd January 1965 Report of the last passenger train to serve the Cannock Chase area through Cheslyn Hay.
23rd January 1915 A meeting of the committee of the Prince of Wales Fund and in conjunction with the Red Cross Society to form a Local Relief Committee. A
23rd January 1915 Details of the 128 recruits who joined the colours fromn Cheslyn Hay.
MEMORIES The completion of Kath Walmsley (nee Perks) memories with names of her schoolfriends and her life during the war.
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