Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter 13th January 2019


No events this week
Last Thursday’s Chat N Char was a great success with almost 40 visitors to see Rogers Game for a laugh.

Our Salem Base

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

This week in 1969 Cannock was in the news all over the country as the Christine Darby case had started
7th January 1969
Raymond Leslie Morris of Regent House, Green Lane, Walsall, Staffordshire was charged with murdering Christine Ann Darby.

Cannock Chase Courier
11th January 1919 Full details of court case of Isaiah Mason, of Cheslyn Hay, summoned for assaulting his wife on Christmas night.

11th January 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay 
On Sunday morning the proposed procession in connection with the Cheslyn Hay Branch of the discharged Soldiers and Sailors Federation took place and proved very successful.
At the weekly meeting of the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society on Friday evening there were over fifty letters and cards from local Soldiers and Sailors thanking the committee for Christmas gifts including Mrs. Bowater, whose husband had died in France returning from being a Prisoner of War, had received £2 10s.from the above committee.

Memories of Mrs Madge Shirley part 2
Full story of Madge and Eric living in the High Street, where they started their family and including stories of Dr Ken Williams, Albert Dando, Mike Noden and Schraders.


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