Cheslyn Hay LHS Newsletter – 4th November 2018

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is “In Memoriam” We at Cheslyn Hay History Society will be commemorating the end of the Great war 1914-1918 starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday we have no planned visits this week but there is a committee meeting at 1pm. Last week we were very busy we had over 15 visitors to our base who enjoyed a cuppa, a chat and access to our extensive archives

We received  quite a few emails this week commenting on our “Memories complied from an interview with Ann Ames”, everyone commented on how sad the story of the Farnell family was and how the war must have had a terrible impact on local families changing their life forever in a way they could never image, with Judy commented “If only we could learn from the past and live in peace”

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
31st October 1968 Cannock Advertiser
A local church launched its Annual Autumn Fair on Thursday when facilities were provided for a children’s play group corner. It was the first time in the history of any of the social events at Salem Methodist Church that such an idea has been introduced and following its success, the scheme may be repeated.
31st October 1968 
Details of the will of Mr. Ernest John Denny, of “Beau Vista”, Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, who died on April 4.

31st October 1968 
Full information on the success of the Woodman Bowling Club.

2nd November 1918 Cannock Chase Courier
The son of Dr. Hosegood, the Medical Officer of Health for the Cannock Rural District Council has gained the Military Cross.  Details of his involvement given.

 A Cheslyn Hay Lad WoundedWriting from No 1 General Hospital, B.E.F. to Mrs. F. Whitehouse, of 15, Hatherton Street, Cheslyn Hay, Rev. R. S. Page says that her son Steve has been badly injured giving all the details.

 2nd November1918 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society on Friday evening the Secretary was instructed to send a letter a letter of thanks to Mrs. Rowland Smith for her kindness in providing a concert.
Councillor E. H. Ingram delighted the audience at the concert and Mrs. Allen, headmistress of the Girls Council Schools sent to the meeting on Friday 52 pairs of socks and 48 pairs of woollen cuffs, which the girls had knitted.
“Wyrley Wakes” as the old custom is termed were celebrated last week on the Barn Flat.
Last week Messrs. Wm. and Chas. Brough arranged a collection in aid of John Elwell, of High Street.
Also at the local Working Men’s Club and Institute a collection was made on Saturday for a member, Thomas Hood, who has been ill 25 weeks. 

General News
Sunday 11th November is Remembrance Day. Our village parade will start at Eatons on Coppice lane and march to the War memorial in Cheslyn Hay for the act of remembrance, where the Cheslyn Hay Community Choir will be performing in chapel square. The Service will then continue in the Salem Chapel.

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