This Thursday is Roger’s first Chat n Char of the year the theme is “Game for a Laugh”, 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
The local newspapers for January and February 1969 are unfortunately missing but we will try to find some local news articles from other papers.
1st January 1969 Birmingham Post
Accident involving Mr Malcolm Walker 22 of Pinfold lane, Cheslyn Hay.
4th January 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Salem Methodist Church choir sang carols on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Private Fred Brough of 137, Station Street arrived home on Monday after recovering from serious war wounds.
Mrs. Bosworth of Station Street received news that her husband Pte T. Bosworth, who had been a Prisoner of War for over twelve months died on Monday, the 23rd of December.
One of the chief topics of gossip during the past week has been the “lighting question”. One citizen remarked on Monday evening-when it was very dark- that there ought to be a great effort made to secure lights in the streets, as is the case by Cannock and Bridgtown. He could not understand why Cheslyn Hay should be behind in the lighting of the streets.
Memories of Mrs Madge Shirley with full details of her early life running the chip shop with her husband Eric in Cheslyn Hay.
28th February ” The Life of Fred Dibnah” by Dr John Wilcox
28th March “History of The Comic Song” (accompanied by his Ukelele) by Nicholas Corder