March 2019 Newsletter

David Kemp chatting to Jo Carter

What a very entertaining and informative morning with Jo Carter. She told us of the ways people tried to make themselves attractive in the Tudor times.
Some were quite unpleasant, others as we know now to be very dangerous to health.

Mill Stone

We are still trying to get the Mill stone moved from Eric Pritchard’s former home to the Scout building. Gary is on the case!

At the last “Fourth Thursday” we had a visit from Ann Pine an Australian whose ancestors came from this part of the world. She was researching  the names Sayer, Bill, Talbot, Brook(e)s. She found a lot of information especially from our burial records.

Sue Challenger has kindly donated DVD’s of the Staffordshire Census from 1841 to 1891. We thank her very much.

This one is recorded as people from Long Lane. Do you recognise anyone?
Was it taken in the Twenties or Thirties?

I have been informed that the photographs in last months newsletter, of Cyril Fletcher,  were from a Cheslyn Hay Carnival.

Future Speakers and other events

May 16th – The Dukes and Duchesses of Sutherland
June 20th – AGM and (Ten Year) Birthday Bash
June 27th – Trip to Warwick Castle
June 29th – Carnival
July 18th – Old Trades Sue Bray
August 15th – Old Hall Tableware Nigel Wiggin
September 19th – Slip of the Pen Michael Taylor
October 17th – The King’s Loosebox Mary Bodfish
November 21st – Coins P. Griffiths
December 19th – Christmas Social