Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly News – 5th August 2018

EVENTS  The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday, 9th August is ‘Sounds Good’. Starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Due to popular demand we are holding another ‘Tracing Your Family History’ sessions at Cheslyn Hay Library Thursday 9th August 2pm – 5pm. For further information telephone Malcolm on 01922 410021 or 07794418295 or just turn up on the day .

OUR SALEM BASE is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

REQUESTS  John Bennett of the Landor History Society emailed regarding a coloured postcard c. 1914-18 entitled ‘Cheslyn Hay Cemetery’ which depicts a chapel like building with five prominent white graves. We were able to confirm it was Cheslyn Hay Cemetery and the Mortuary chapel which unfortunately was destroyed by fire on 17th August 1988.

WHAT HAPPENED THIS WEEK 50/100 YEARS AGO…by Mike Belcher

1st August 1968 Cannock Advertiser  Details of the death of Ballance (Florence).

1st August 1968 Full story of vandalism at Rosemary Road, Cheslyn Hay.

1st August 1968  Problems over the weekend medical service was discussed by the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay councillors.

3rd August 1918 Cannock Chase Courier   The Local Relief Committee expressed sympathy towards Mr. and Mrs. W. Westwood in respect of their son, Private Wm. Westwood, who has been missing since the 27th of May.

Details of Sergeant T. Farnell home on leave.

The communal kitchen is till progressing favourably for now there are many vegetables in the gardens and allotments.

3rd August 1918 Cannock Chase Courier  Full details of a letter from  Mons Perchant in France passing his opinions on the agitators at home.

GENERAL NEWS   This week on our facebook page Martyn Rochelle posted a few photos that he had inherited from his late Uncle Alan Kingston. Alan lived in Cheslyn Hay as a young lad with his parents John and Emma Kingston nee Roe.   https://www.facebook.com/groups/www.chdlhs.co.uk/?ref=bookmarks

Has anyone got any mannequins we can borrow for our annual exhibition Saturday, 6th October 2018 please contact Roger Moore 01785 212412

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

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