Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly Newsletter – 12th August 2018

Events No Events this week.

Our Salem Base is open from 9am-2pm every Tuesday

Requests Mystery Photograph, can anyone help us identify this photograph from our archives? Where was this shop located and who are the happy trio standing outside?

Old Newspapers researched by Dave Washington

Story of Mr & Mrs Vincent Westwood of Middle Hill celebrating 50years of marriage in 1974. Article and Photograph

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

8th August 1968 Cannock Advertiser Funeral of Mrs. F. Ballance of Cheslyn Hay with full details of her life.

8th August 1968  Full details of Cheslyn Hay Over 60’s Club meeting.

10th August 1918 The Red Cross Society met and decorated the Roll of Honour with choice blooms.

Lieut. H. A. Hawkins, of the South Staffs Regiment, has been awarded the Military Cross for gallantry in the field of action.  

On Tuesday morning Mr. and Mrs. W. Westwood, of Hatherton Street, received an official communication that their son Private W. Westwood was a Prisoner of War.

10th August 1918 George Henry Fletcher and Ann Smith found guilty in court.

10th August 1918 Myra Shorter,wife of Sapper John Shorter, of 9, Chapel Square, Cheslyn Hay, has issued a writ for slander desire to protect ‘her purely innocent character in the eyes of all respectable neighbours’.  

10th August 1918 A meeting of the Cheslyn Hay War Weapons Week Committeewith the involvement of Messrs. T. Weetman, W. Baxter, W. Wollaston, R. Brough, S. J. Lawson, T. Jones, William H. Westwood, H. Morris and H. W. Corns with full particulars.

Family History  We have recently held 3 very successful sessions ‘Tracing Your Family History’ at the local library in Cheslyn Hay, we would like to thank everyone who supported us. Due to popular demand we are hoping to run similar sessions at our Salem Base on Tuesday morning in the near future.

Annual Exhibition  Our Annual exhibition will be held on Saturday 6th October 2018, and we hoping to have a display of photographs from the 1990s.  If anyone has any interesting pictures of that decade, that we could borrow, we would be very grateful . We will scan the originals to use in our display so there would be no damage to your  photos. If you can help please ring Malcolm Podmore 01922 410021 or 07794418295  Also Roger Moore is still looking to borrow some mannequins for displays at the exhibition you can contact Roger on 01785 212412

 West Midlands History Podcasts  In a podcast Birmingham historian and author Carl Chinn traces the links between the West Indies and the city. 

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