Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Weekly Newsletter – 6th January 2019


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.

General News

Now you have all put up your new calendars don’t forget to mark down these dates
Thursday night speakers 2019 7.30pm
31st January  “Beers & Breweries of the Black Country” by Keith Hogkins

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

Rogers Chat “n” Char mornings 10am til noon
10th January

14th February

14th March


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