Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 20th March 2022

History Society Trip
Thursday 12th May 2022 leaving The Salem at 8.45am
We will be visiting The National Memorial Arboretum a British site of national remembrance at Alrewas, then on for a tour of  including a cream tea.
Cost will be £17 fully inclusive, a deposit of £5 to secure your seat to Malcom Podmore 07794418295

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…
No news articles for 1972 this week

Cannock Chase Courier 18th March 1922
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
“Parish Councillors have but little power, but they should strive to improve their standing.”- Mr. E. J. Pearson at Monday’s meeting.
“Nothing of note had occurred during the last three years.”- Mr. W. Baxter (Chairman of the Parish Council), at the same meeting said

The remains of the late Mrs. Elsie May Marshall, wife of Mr. R. Marshall, of the Talbot Inn, were laid to rest amid many sympathetic manifestations. Deceased was well known, having lived the whole of her life in the township.

Cannock Rural District Council
Nominations were received at the Rural District Council, Cannock, for members of the Rural District Council and Board of Guardians, on Thursday.

Landywood Hospital Concert
On Sunday evening last, the Assembly Room of Messrs. Harrison’s Working Men’s Club at Landywood, was filled to capacity on the occasion of a sacred concert, promoted by a committee of the Club, with Councillor G. Goodwin.
In Memoriam
Marshall – In loving memory of my dear wife, Elsie May, who departed this life on March 7th, on her 29th birthday.
A face has from our household gone,
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which can never be filled.
Soccer
Walsall Junior League
Result Norton Canes Institute 4 Cheslyn Hay Albion 1
Bloxwich League
Landywood Prims entertained Essington Wesleyans, on Saturday, in the Bloxwich and District Church and Chapel .

Kath Walmsley’s funeral

Kath’s Family sent the following thank you to The History Society.
“We are very grateful for all the kind messages, cards and attendance at Mom’s funeral. Donations raised £325, to be split between Marie Curie & Hearing Dogs for the deaf.”

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 27th February 2022

Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 27th February 2022

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago
26th February, 1972
Rugeley Times
“Pull together” their recipe
Mr. and Mrs. E. Turvey could rightly be called a Jack and Jill of all trades. Celebrating their golden wedding today they looked back over the years and recalled all the jobs in which they have dabbled.

 25th February, 1922
Cannock Chase Courier
License Transfer
An application for the transfer of the license of the White Lion, Cheslyn Hay, from the late Edwin Turner to Fred J. Altree was granted.

Flashes
Mr. Thomas Wilson, head master of the Essington Church Schools, retires on March 31st, after completing 34 years service. His successor will be Mr. Chirm, of Bloxwich, who is at present head master of a Birmingham School.

Cannock Supporters’ Club
Concert to aid funds
The commendable enterprise of the Committee of the Cannock Supporters’ Club in order to raise funds does not confine itself to any one direction, and on Thursday evening a well attended concert, organised by them, was held at the New Hall, Cannock.

Local Elections
For the County Council
Nominations for the triennial election to the County Council were received on Wednesday.

An Unqualified Assenter at Cheslyn Hay
After representing the ratepayers faithfully and well for 15 years Mr. T. A. Hawkins, who formerly resided at Glenthorne, Cheslyn Hay, and has now taken up his residence at Aldridge Court, did not seek re-election. He proposed for nomination in his stead Mr. W. H. Gallatley, of Shareshill. Mr. E. J. Pearson, of High Street, Cheslyn Hay, one of the Cheslyn Hay representatives on the Rural District Council was also nominated.

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
There was a large attendance at the Landywood Wesleyan Bible Class, on Sunday.

The funeral of Mr. J. Simms, of Station Street, a widely known local resident, took place on Monday afternoon, in the Great Wyrley, Cemetery

A large audience assembled at the Salem Church Lecture Room, on Monday evening, in connection with the Literary and Debating Society.

The annual Parochial Tea, in connection with the Parish Church of Great Wyrley, was held in the Church Schoolroom on Monday.

On Tuesday evening the children of St. Mark’s Church Sunday School, were entertained in the schoolroom.

 

25th February 1922
Staffordshire Advertiser
Guardians’ Consession.– The ratepayers of Cheslyn Hay have complained for quite a long time of having to journey to Cannock to pay their rates, and requests have been made to the authorities for attendance of the rate collector at Cheslyn Hay

Mercia the Ancient Kingdom of Central England part 10
Myths and Legends by Peter Cadman     

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Newsletter 20th February 2022

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago..
Birmingham Daily Post
Widow dies in flat fire
A 75 year-old widow died in a fire at her home in Cheslyn Hay, near Cannock, yesterday

16th February 1972
Cannock Chase Advertiser

Popularity Dying
The increasing trend away from burial and over to cremation was pointed out to Cheslyn Hay Parish Councillors last week.

Cheslyn Hay Carnival May be revived
Cheslyn Hay carnival may be revived this summer after a two year lapse – if

18th February 1922
Cannock Chase Courier
A Scene at Landywood
Charles Smallman, Walsall Road, Chuchbridge, was summoned for assaulting Harriet Hawkins, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.

Prison for Defaulters
At the Cannock Police Court, on Monday, Haydn Dando, of Brindley Heath was summoned for non-payment of maintenance to his wife amounting to £18. As he seemed unwilling to pay he was sent to prison for two months.  A similar charge was preferred against Alfred Pearce, of Saredon,

Cheslyn Hay parish Council
Increased Price for Allotments
The ordinary monthly meeting of the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council, was held on Wednesday

The Collection of Rates
Arising out of the minutes Mr. Baker stated that thanks to the local press, Mr. Murphy (rate collector) wrote to him relative to the proposed arrangement for collecting the local rates at Cheslyn Hay.

The Tramway
The condition of the footpath by the side of the tramway was discussed
A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. Collins for attending to the footpath at the brick yard.

Allotments
It was decided that the rent day for the allotments should be March 22nd.

Burial Fees
It was stated that a considerable loss had been entailed owing to the fact that the Burial Fees had not been increased as agreed to by the council.

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
The influenza epidemics very prevalent in the district, and many deaths have occurred.
including oldest licensed victualler Edwin Turner
Mr. John Perks, Mr. Joseph Simms

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 6th February 2022

Chat n Cha 10th February
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance we have had to postpone our Chat n Cha this month for one week until Thursday 17th February. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but hope to see you all on the revised date.

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser
3rd February 1972
Funeral of Mrs Mary Selvey
The funeral of Mrs. Mary Selvey, late of Mill Street, Cannock, took place at St. Luke’s Church,
April Date for Church
Cheslyn Hay Village Methodist Church, last week.
The occasion was the Annual Church Supper and Business Meeting, attended by about 60 church members including candidates being prepared for members of the church.
Cannock Chase Courier 4th February 1922
Law and Order
Left Home and Goods
Thomas Williams, farm bailiff to Mr. T. A. Hawkins, applied for an ejectment order against a waggoner, John Powell, in respect to a cottage at Wedges Mills. Defendant did not appear. CheslynHay and Great Wyrley
On Friday afternoon the remains of Mr. S. Pee, of Station Street, were laid to rest at the local cemetery.
Mr. Harry Kingston
Mr. Harry Kingston, of Landywood Lane, Passed away last week at the advanced age of 88 years.
Literary and Debating Society
On Monday evening there was a large audience present at the Literary and Debating Society to hear Mr. J. H. Butler, of Bloxwich, who gave an most interesting paper on “Peculiar People”.
General News
Kath Walmsley one of our long standing members has sadly passed away this week. The Society would like to offer our sincere condolences to all the family.
Funeral arrangements to follow.

Kathleen Walmsley(nee Perks) 1928-2022

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 30th January 2022

Chat n Cha 10th February
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstance we have had to postpone our Chat n Cha this month for one week until Thursday 17th February. We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but hope to see you all on the revised date.

Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

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

Cannock Advertiser 
20th January 1972
Alison, 9, has a poem published 
Nine years -old Alison Summerfield is published and and broadcast on BBC radio.

The funeral service of Mr. Harry Linnel took place at the Bethesda Methodist Chapel
for the Cannock Town team in the very early century, and he also played for the Cheslyn Hay cricket team

27th January 1972
Cheslyn Hay gets Shelters
Cheslyn Hay is soon to have two long-awaited shelters.

Spending the Day in Comfort
Cheslyn Hay over 60’s club celebrated its first anniversary last week, with a party at the Salem Methodist Church lecture rooms.

Staffordshire Advertiser 28th January 1922
Cannock Guardians
Proposed Revision of Relief Areas
Lord Hatherton occupied the chair at a meeting of the Cannock Board of Guardians on the 20th inst

Kinematograph Weekly
26th January, 1922
Two Kamm machines, complete, perfect;  offers? – Palladium, Cheslyn Hay, nr. Walsall

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Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 23rd January 2022

Salem Base

Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment. We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…

Birmingham Daily Post
22th January 1972
By Order of the Collector of Taxes

Spring Meadow Colliery
Landywood Lane,
Cheslyn Hay.
To be sold by Public Auction 

Cannock Chase Courier
 21st January 1922Dangerous

Mr. E. J. Pearson raised the question of the demolition of a house in Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, Soccer
Walsall Junior Cup.
Cheslyn Hay Villa entertained Little Bloxwich Wanderers, on Saturday, on the Athletic Grounds, Coppice Lane, in connection with the above competition.
the game was stopped the scores read 
Cheslyn Hay Villa 3 Little Bloxwich Wanderers 1.
 In Memoriam
Morgan- In loving memory of Edith Annie the beloved daughter of Isaac and Annie Morgan, of Wedges Mills, who died January 21st, 1917 aged 20 years.

Sister’s sad discovery at Cheslyn Hay
On Wednesday, the District Coroner, Mr.J. T. Higgs, held an enquiry touching the sudden death at Hatherton Street, on Monday night, of MrsSarah Ann Plant wife of Mr. Harry Plant. 
 Collection of Taxes
It was decided that the Overseers should ask Mr. R. Murphy to attend at Cheslyn Hay, on a certain evening to be decided upon, to receive the rates.
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
At the meeting of the Parish Council, on Wednesday evening, the question  of arranging for a fire alarm at the top of the village 

The death took place on Tuesday night of Mr. J. Baker, of Ivy House, Cheslyn Hay. 

Staffordshire Advertiser
21st January 1922
Young Men’s Institute

The annual meeting of the Cheslyn Hay Young Men’s Institute took place at Salem Schools on the 12th inst., 

Mercia The Ancient Kingdom Of Central England by Peter Cadman
Part Nine Tamworth The Ancient Capital of Mercia

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