Cheslyn Hay Newsletter- 3rd February 2019


No events this week, but don’t forget Rogers Chat n char this month will be on valentines day so hope you will all be in a romantic mood.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee meeting 1pm.


We have had a request on our website this week from Norman Bennett, he is trying to find Julie Selman who used to live in Sandown Avenue in 1973.

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.

Cannock Chase Courier

30th January1953

Response to the complaint on the Library service at Cheslyn Hay 

Cannock Chase Courier

1st Febuary1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Mr. S, H. Harvey convened a meeting with the object of contributing to the James Perry Testimonial Fund.
Sapper George Kingston, R.E. of Queen Street, returned home after being a Prisoner of War for twelve months.
On Friday evening the Local Relief Committee and Red Cross Society granted money to each to the Prisoners of War who have returned home.

Article Researched by Dave Washington

Stafford Advertiser 25 January 1919

The funeral took place on Sunday at Cheslyn Hay of Mrs Elizabeth Whitehouse, who was the oldest inhabitant of Cheslyn hay.

Further research into Elizabeth Whitehouse has shown several anomalies though.  Full details given.

General News

Tony Bibb
Passed away peacefully on 22nd January 2019, aged 77 years.
The Funeral Service will take place at 10.30 am on Wednesday 13th February at St Saviours Church, Hatherton, followed by cremation at Bushbury Crematorium at 11.30 am.  There will then be a celebratory wake at The Barns, Cocksparrow Lane, Huntington, Cannock, WS12 4PB at around 12.30 pm


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