28th January 2018
OUR SALEM BASE is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday and open to everyone.
RESPONSES Following last week’s mention of Adrian Hawkins who used to live at 18 Low Street I have been informed that he left the village after he married and went to live in Stroud but passed away just a few weeks ago.
WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO by Mike Belcher
25th January 1968 Problems for the recently-formed Landywood Football Club.
25th January 1968 A letter to the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council, the Clerk from the Landywood Residents Association stated that the people on the estate wanted to be in the parish of Cheslyn Hay, rather than Great Wyrley and a full discussion ensued.
25th January 1968 On Monday, Miss Jeanette Corns, daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold Corns, who were well known in the Cannock Chase area, before moving to Kent in 1961, was married to Parisian Mons Jean-Pierre Charlierr with full details of the two families.
26th January 1918 Frank Roberts, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay and Richard Moore, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, found guilty in court.
26th January 1918 George Steadman and J Reagan in court and fined.
26th January 1918 Albert Eaton, miner, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, and his wife, Sarah Eaton, were summoned at Cannock Petty Sessions, on Monday, involved in a terrible case and a gaol sentence was imposed. Full coverage of the case was disclosed under the headline of ‘A Public Scandal’ in five paragraphs.
WWI COMMEMORATION This February we commemorate the death of 8464 George Lockley of the 2nd Dragoon Guards (The Queens Bays) who was killed on 22nd November 1917 aged 18, son of the late James and Charlotte Lockley of Chapel Square, Cheslyn Hay, and buried with honour at the Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manencourt.
JOAN PERKS More sad news received this week is the demise of another of our long standing members, Mrs Joan Perks, of Wolverhampton Road. Joan (nee Lockett) and her husband, pharmacist Donald Perks, were both born in Cheslyn Hay, and during the war whilst she was actively involved in the Land Army and the Salem based St John’s Ambulance Brigade, Donald was serving his country in the Fleet Arm Service. Always involved in the Womens Own, Joan organised trips and was a well known and popular figure around the village. She passed away peacefully on Monday, 22nd January, aged 96.