Pelsall is the home village of former footballer Phil Gee.
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Electoral registers for the parliamentary constituency of which Pelsall formed part are shown below together with dates and locations of the registers which are held at Staffordshire Record Office (SRO) or Walsall Local History Centre (WLHC)
South Staffs 1844, 1845-1867 (SRO) East Staffs 1868-1884 (SRO) Handsworth Division 1886-1888, 1892-1908 (SRO) Lichfield 1918-1940 (SRO) Walsall South 1955-1966, 1968-1969 (WLHC) Aldridge-Brownhills 1970, 1975- date (WLHC)
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Pelsall is quite 'green' with a large turf central common around which there are several public houses : The Railway; The Red Cow; and The Queens. In July each year the Common is the site on which Pelsall Carnival is centred. The carnival features decorated floats and bric-a-brac stalls. It has run continuously since 1972.
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Pelsall had become a mining village; in places deposits of coal were found only a few yards from the surface and by about 1800 the shallow and deep seams were 'much worked'. The cutting of the canal in about 1794 opened up the area for industrialisation, with entrepreneurs and landowners quickly exploiting the mineral wealth. Nailmaking, traditionally a cottage industry, was also carried out locally; in the census of 1841 thirty men stated this as their occupation.
An ironworks was established on the North Common which grew into a sizeable concern under the ownership of Messrs. Davis and Bloomer. This, together with Yorks Foundry and that of Ernest Wilkes and Co. at Mouse Hill, gave Pelsall a share of the heavy iron trade during the 19th century. Ernest Wilkes and Co. survived until 1977, but the others ceased trading in the 1890s and the pits became unworkable, mainly due to continual flooding problems.
The old Pelsall Comprehensive buildings are now home to Rushall JMI School, Education Walsall offices and a teacher training centre.
On 14 November 1872, 22 miners died when the Pelsall Hall Colliery was flooded. 21 of the 22 miners were buried underneath a polished granite obelisk in the churchyard of St Michael and All Angels Church.
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'A Tale of Pelsall Colliery' by William Weldon Champneys, Dean of Lichfield Published 1873, by Christian Book Society, London.
'One Hundred Not Out. Pelsall Cricket & Sports Club 1885-1985' by Tom Morgan Published 1985, by Warwickshire Publishing, Birmingham.
Pelsall is a suburban village and civil parish, situated in the Metropolitan Borough of Walsall in the West Midlands, England.
Pelsall's main football team is Pelsall Villa who play in the Midland Football League. They formed in 1961. Pelsall Villa's ground in Walsall Road neighbours Pelsall Cricket Club and the Old Bush pub.
We will be selling Centenary Caps at £5.00 available from the school office. All proceeds will go towards the activity trail. Thank you
Nonconformist Church Registers The original registers are deposited at the Walsall Local History Centre as indicated below: Chapel Street, Pelsall, Wesleyan Methodist, Baptisms 1867-1942 Heath Street, Pelsall, Wesleyan Methodist, Baptisms 1877-1945 Paradise Lane, Pelsall, Primitive Methodist, Baptisms 1882-1987
Pelsall was first mentioned in a charter of 994, when it was among various lands given to the monastery at Heantune (Wolverhampton) by Wulfrun, a Mercian noblewoman. At this time it was called Peolshalh, meaning 'a nook' or 'land between two streams belonging to Peol'. The Domesday entry of 1086 describes Pelsall as being waste, still belonging to the church.
Several working farms survived in the village until after the Second World War. Since then much land has been used for housing development but the ancient common remains.
The parish church of Pelsall is St Michael and All Angels Church. Other places of worship are Pelsall Evangelical Church and Pelsall Methodist Church.
A transcription of the section on Pelsall from A Topographical History of Staffordshire by William Pitt (1817)
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At Pelsall Village School we have the child as learner at the centre of all we do.
"Pelsall Chapel was an ancient brick fabric, but was entirely rebuilt in 1843-4, and is a plain brick fabric, with a gallery, but no tower. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of the Bishop of Lichfield, and incumbency of the Rev William Jesse, BA, of Margaretting, Essex, for whom the Rev Philip G Harper, MA, officiates. The Wesleyan have a neat chapel here, built in 1836. "
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Pelsall is part of the Aldridge-Brownhills Parliamentary constituency. At the 2010 general election, the seat was held by Richard Shepherd (Conservative) with a majority of 15,266 over Labour's Ashiq Hussain. The seat has been held by the Conservative Party since 3 May 1979.
'Aldridge, Rushall & Pelsall Yesterdays' by Richard Dudley Woodall Published 1954, by Norman A Tector, Streetley.
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A chapel of ease was built in about 1311. The medieval population was small and a return of 1563 lists only 14 householders. The original centre of the village was the area now known as Old Town. In 1760 the remaining open fields were enclosed, but some holdings survived into the next century in Hall Field, High Ley, The Riddings Field and Final Field. The tithe map of about 1840 records some evidence of the medieval strip farming system.
A notable landmark in Pelsall is The Fingerpost, at the junction of B4154 Norton Road and A4124 Lichfield Road, which is an unusual and possibly unique design and was substantially restored in the 1980s by Bert Kellitt for the local Civic Society. Pelsall Social Club is also situated at the junction of these roads. Its local nickname, The Scratter, is derived from the name of the original establishment The Scratching Pen, possibly a nod to the former Moat Farm nearby.
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Pelsall Ward has 3 council seats. The 3 current councillors, all Conservative, are Garry Perry former Mayor of Walsall re-elected in 2012; Marco Longhi elected in 2011; and Oliver Bennett elected in 2010.
Pelsall previously had a railway station and line that ran along the fringes of what is modern day Pelsall, though these have now closed. Only the main road bridges survive as evidence.
[From History, Gazetteer and Directory of Staffordshire, William White, Sheffield, 1851]
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Since the late 1990s, Pelsall has also had a Millennium Stone, marking the 994–1994 millennium of the village.
The first ever Blind Date wedding (a popular TV show hosted by Cilla Black) took place at St. Michael's Church in 1991 when Sue Middleton of Pelsall married Alex Tatham. They had met on the show three years previously. They now have a son (Charlie) and a daughter (Emily).
Pelsall was previously served by Pelsall Comprehensive School, although technically over the border in neighbouring Rushall. It opened in the autumn of 1963 as an 11–15 secondary modern school before adopting 13–18 comprehensive status in September 1972. The transfer age was reduced to 11 in September 1986 under Walsall's reorganisation of education in the former Aldridge-Brownhills area but falling pupil numbers led to its closure in July 1994.
Pelsall is currently home to three primary schools: St Michael's C of E Primary, Pelsall Village School and Ryders Hayes School (now an Academy), and First Friends Day Nursery located at Pelsall Education Development Centre.