Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 2nd December 2018

Bridgtown History society are holding their annual opening day at the Bethel Church on Sunday 2nd December from 10.30am to 2.30pm
Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser 28th November 1968
Cheslyn Hay Community Centre Association will not organise next year’s village carnival despite having been responsible for it since 1952. Full story.
The bye-laws affecting the Cheslyn Hay recreation ground have not been revised since 1925, and steps would be taken to try and get them revised.
A complaint was voiced by Mrs. M. Blackley at last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council requesting a white line to be put down the Wolverhampton Road.
The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes are well on their way to collecting the one million green shield stamps, required for a mini-bus. Full story.
30th November 1918 Cannock Chase Courier
Dora Moore, of Cheslyn Hay, was summoned and fined for her behaviour in High Street.
William Perks, of Cheslyn Hay, was summoned and fined in court. Full details given.
William Fletcher was summoned for assaulting Clarence Hawkins, of Cheslyn Hay, on November 18th. Full details.
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
A Dance and Social organised by the committee of the Red Cross Society, and the committee of the Victoria Brass Band.
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee twenty applications were received from the local Soldiers and Sailors for wearing apparel.
Owing to the Influenza Epidemic the trustees of the United Salem Methodist Church have decided to postpone the proposed bazaar this week.
The Institute Football Club entertained a team from Bloxwich on Saturday afternoon on the Barn Flat Ground. Report given.
Twenty one applications were received for the position of Steward at the Working Men’s Club and Institute.
The Influenza was reported on Tuesday evening to be very prevalent in the township and surrounding districts with Master Harold Lawson, aged 17 years and 8 months, being one of the victims.
Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington
Lichfield Mercury 24th February 1967
A holiday hotels mistake has brought happiness to two 75 year old Darby and Joan Club members with Gervase Hand, who has lived at Cheslyn Hay for 50 years,and Mrs Annie Thompson, a widow from Chasetown. The full article is available from our archive

Bereavement We are sad to announce the death of one of our long standing member Chris Jervis who was born in The Lot in Cheslyn Hay and attended Cannock Grammar School, being in the first intake when it opened and became Head Teacher at Avondale Primary school in Kettering.

General News
Our Speakers night last week “The Gingham Girls” by Sandra Bethell was a resounding success with a big turnout with a quite a few of the original Gingham girls attending.

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