Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 14th October 2018

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

Noel Rabouhans visited us last week he is researching his Newman Family who were in Cheslyn Hay in the mid 1800s before moving to Warwickshire.
Liz Leavesley emails enquiring about John Whitehouse and Lydia Dace who are her Gt Gt Gt grandparents, she would be grateful for any information on their tree

It was 50 years Ago today…….! by Peter Cadman part 2
Pete recalls his last ten weeks after leaving school before taking up a place in York, including working on a site being a labourer for the crew building the “new school” Glenthorne Primary.

We have had some Pigeon Racing Memorabilia donated by John Dace  including Award Certificates, Photographs, Newspaper cuttings and a Clock Record Book.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
10th October 1968 Cannock Advertiser Retirement of Nurse Dorothy Wooton district nurse for Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley for the past 26 years. 
10th October 1968 Doctor Kenneth Stanley Williams, who has been practicing in Cheslyn Hay for 18 years died at his home “Sherwood” Station Street, on Saturday afternoon.
10 October 1968 The funeral service of Mr. Frank Kingston, of 8, Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay.

12 October 1918 Cannock Chase Courier Funeral of the late Fred Smith of Hatherton Street.

On Thursday evening last Salem School a lecture given by a member of the Red Cross Society. Rev.  John Naylor, who spoke for an hour and a half on “Our victories in Palestine and their effects”
12th October 1918 Albert Benton, farmer and poultry keeper, of Cheslyn Hay, was awarded damages against John Hall.  Full details of the case given.

General News
Despite the horrendous weather we still received almost 300 visitors to our Annual Exhibition, we would like thank everyone who visited and made the day so successful.

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