Cheslyn Hay Weekly News – 26 August 2018

Events Speakers Night
Thursday 30th August 2018 commencing at 7.30pm at the Salem School
Rooms, Admission £1.00 including Refreshments. Our Speaker is Mr Trevor
Bevan presenting” A Dickens of a Tale”, the story of how a local Clarion
cyclist became a member of the oldest Bicycling Club in the world.
Our Salem Base is open 9am-2pm every Tuesday
Requests
Derek Bullock emailed recently… Greetings from Canada
I was born at 36 Station Street 80 years ago. I remember my mother
(Lilly Smith of High Street) getting her hair permed by a lady who lived
near the war memorial.
I called her ‘Aunty Ena’, but I don’t know if we were really related.
Her name was Ena Jenkins, I believe. Anyone out there have any
information on her?
Sue Carter (nee Salmon) writes, I was born in Cheslyn Hay at the old pub
1 Nelson Buildings, High Street can anyone help me to locate Julian 
Simms or Hillary Simms who used to live in the house next to the Salem
Methodist
Responses
Kath Walmsley nee Perks remembers Betty Matthews of Dundalk Lane very
well and relates her memories of her from 80 years ago.
We have been able to help Marie Stokes (nee Dace) of Wednesbury
researching the Dace family with details of this family back to Marie’s
6 x Gt Grandfather, William Dace, who was born in Cheslyn Hay in 1710.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
22nd August 1968 Cannock Advertiser  Success for members of Cheslyn Hay
Community Association in their fight for a social centre as the final
stages of raising the development fund have now been reached and
celebrated with a barbecue and fete held on the village recreation
ground.  Full information of events and participants and winners all given.
24th August 1918 Cannock Chase Courier
Sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. J. Mitchell and family of Chapel
Square, Cheslyn Hay, on the death from wounds of their son Pte. Robert 
Mitchell.  Background of his life given.
On Saturday morning Mr. William Stokes, ex superintendent of
Wolverhampton Police, and latterly residing in Station Street, Cheslyn
Hay, passed away at his residence.   Full details of his life included
in the article.
 At a meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society, the
Secretary thanked the customers of the Rose and Crown for donations
received.
He had also written to Mr. G. Allen and Mr. Harold Hawkins,
congratulating them on achieving military honors.
General News 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

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