Cheslyn Hay History Newsletter 7th October 2018


The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is “Banished to Australia” the speaker is our own Peter Cadman, starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base

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


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

3rd October 1968 Cannock Advertiser 
Details of the new 
Salem Youth Club with all the committee named.

5th October 1918 Cannock Chase Courier George Mason R.E., of Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, on leave, was charged with damaging property of Job Whitehouse, at High Street.    Case involved Amelia Lockett and Sarah Heaton, of Cheslyn Hay.
5th October 1918 Harvest Festival with  Mr. W. ShorterMiss. K. ScraggMr. Dennis WoodhouseMr. Wm. Brough, of The Lot, and Mr. Enoch Whitehouse of Littlewood involved.
At a meeting of the Local Relief Committee a special appeal was made to raise money for the local “lads”, including seven Prisoners of War.
On Tuesday morning a young man named Fred Smith, of Hatherton Street, was badly crushed between the tubs at Nook Colliery. Full details given on his death.

 5th October 1918  The official record of the award of the Military Cross to Sec. Lieut. H. A. Hawkins, South Staffordshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Hawkins, Cheslyn Hay, has been quoted.


It Was 50 Years Ago Today …..! by Peter Cadman with memories of his teaching career at St Johns College in York mentioning Corona Alexander Victoria PriceChris Jervis, Philip Perks, son of Herbert PerksMary Somerville, Roger Stevenson,  Alan Brown, Bob Brevitt, Lynda Hemmingsley and Ron Gourlay.

General News

Yesterday was our Annual Exhibition, even though the weather wasn’t on our side we had an excellent turnout with some very good reviews from visitors. The winning raffle ticket was 342 and the lucky recipient was Dianne Tolley.

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