Cheslyn Hay & District Newsletter 23rd September 2018


No Events this week. Our Annual Exhibition “Fayres Fetes & Festivals is on Saturday 6th October 10.00 am till 4.00 pm in the Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay. Free Admission, Refreshments, Music, Raffle, Themed Displays and our full Archive of Photographs will be available for you to browse.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open this Tuesday 9am – 2pm


This week we received an email from one our member Brian Morris sharing his memories on our recent newspaper article about Keir Blackley

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

19th September 1968 Cannock Advertiser Details of a St. Mark’s Church Parish Magazine dated June 1920.
19th September 1968 Cheslyn Hay Great Wyrley and District Chrysanthemum Society held their annual show on Saturday with full details of  awards.

21st September 1918  Cannock Chase Courier Sympathy is extended to Mrs. James, of High Street, and family in their sad bereavement.
On Saturday afternoon the Institute football players entertained a team from Messrs.Wiggin Works, at Bloxwich, with details of the match.
On Monday evening the Victoria Brass band made an appeal to the public and paraded the principal thoroughfares for collections.                                                                                      A large company assembled on the Senior Bowling Club Green, for the final round of the Club’s Silver Challenge Cup and Medal with full information of the match.

21st September 1918 An accident took place at the Old Coppice Colliery, Cheslyn Hay resulting in the death of John James, of 100, High Street, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details given mentioning Elsie James, William Savage, Alfred Rowe and Mr. John Baker.

General News

Cheslyn Hay library opening hours have been reduced to 10 hours per week.
Monday 9-1 pm and 2-5 pm
Thursday afternoons 2-5 pm.

Please visit your library & show your support. We must not lose this last remaining community public service in our village.
The library is located at the Parish Council buildings on Pinfold Lane. As well as books and audio books they offer a printing service, internet access and host various clubs including a reading club. The staff and volunteers are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is free onsite parking.

Our Committee Member Peter Cadman has been mentioned in an article in Staffordshire Live about Jed Mercurio who has written the action-packed suspense “Bodyguard” as he was one of his former teachers.

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