Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 10th February 2019

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Valentine Thursday is ” Love is all around” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.


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

Rogers Trips 2019
Our first trip this year will be on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House,  Stamford, Lincolnshire. Burghley is one of the largest and grandest houses of the first Elizabethan Age.Built and mostly designed by William Cecil, Lord High Treasurer to Queen Elizabeth I, between 1555 and 1587, the main part of the House has 35 major rooms on the ground and first floors.There are more than 80 lesser rooms and numerous halls, corridors, bathrooms and service areas. The lead roof extends to three quarters of an acre, restoration and rebuilding of which began in 1983 and took nearly ten years to complete. Visitor facilities include the Orangery restaurant, gift shop, gardens and beautiful walks around the historic parkland laid out by Capability Brown and still occupied by a herd of fallow deer
The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We are only taking one coach so  tickets will be available to members first, any tickets remaining  after 1st April will be for available for everyone to purchase. 

Our next trip will be to Leicester the resting place of Richard III  on Thursday 8th July. The cost will be £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3.
Both trips will leave the Salem Cheslyn Hay at 8pm 
Please contact Roger Moore to book your seats for both on 01785 212412


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.

8th February 1919 Cannock Chase Courier
Albert Pearson of Cheslyn Hay found guilty in court case.

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington
4th February 1919
Details of the Weekly Casualty list ( War Office And Air Ministry) of returned prisoners of war


One of our members has enquired about the house his grandparents Harold William and Annie Corns lived in. Full details of our research.

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