Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 16th December 2018

Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 16th December 2018

A big thank you to all the members and guests who attended Rogers’ Christmas Party last Thursday . A particular thank you to the Cheslyn Hay Community Choir and last but not least Roger and his team for all their hard work. We received an email from one of our members which sums the morning up and makes it all worthwhile .
“Thank you for a great morning just the ticket for starting off Xmas! I felt that the atmosphere was from the late 50’s to 60’s, time when people enjoyed themselves without the modern things like the mobile phone, you could feel the village pulling together. The society is a credit to the village”

Our Salem Base

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

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

12th December 1968 Cannock Advertiser
Golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac and Kathleen Stokes of “Thorneycroft”, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, with full stories of their lives.

12th December 1968
Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club annual bowls presentation with full details.

14th December 1918 Cannock Chase Courier
A football match is to take place on Christmas morning,  between Cheslyn Hay Institute and Landywood United, for the benefit of William Ansell, of Station Street, who has been ill for twelve months, and is now not able to work.
The annual meeting of the Red Lion Sick, Accident and Dividend Society was held on Wednesday evening with full details.

On Saturday afternoon a football match was played on the Barn Flat Ground for the benefit of needy cases of the Influenza Epidemic, when the Local Institute Club met a team of old footballers.
Another sad case off the Influenza Epidemic is reported from Low Street, in which Mrs. Whitehouse suddenly passed away on Monday morning, leaving several young children, and the husband also indisposed.

14th December 1918
Fred Stokes, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, was summoned for stealing with full information of the case.

14th December 1918
Cordial congratulations have been accorded to Mr. and Mrs. W. Westwood, Cheslyn Hay, on the return of their son Private William Westwood, who has been a Prisoner of War for over six months.  Full details of his war activities.

General News

Some exciting news from Staffordshire Archives and Heritage.
Our new History Access Point in Lichfield is all ready for its grand opening on Monday 17th December. Come and visit us on the first floor of the stunning St Mary’s on the Market Square.


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