Cheslyn Hay & DLHS Newsletter – 24 March 2019

Events
Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 28th March at 7.30pm. The theme is “The History of The Comic Song” with Nicholas Corder.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.

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

Research
We recently had an email from Mark Sellar who is researching pre 1939 Police Fire Brigades Officers and he has provided us with full information on Superintendent William Stokes late Wolverhampton Police Fire Brigade and who died in Cheslyn Hay 1918.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Advertiser  20th March 1969
Cheslyn Hay Group of Entertaining Troupes will this year enter a senior troupe, the Katrinas in competition work as announced in this week’s AGM.

20th March 1969
The newly formed women’s group in Cheslyn Hay which is designed for married and single women has finally been given a name “The Coffee Box”.

 Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own  20th March 1969  Instead of their usual meeting last week members of Cheslyn Hay Salem Women’s Own paid their annual trip to the theatre.

20th March 1969  Glancing Back  March 18 1944
A concert and competition at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club on Sunday, or the benefit of the Red Cross Society and Comforts Fund realised £15 5s 6d.  Full details given.

Cannock Chase Courier  In Memorium  22nd March 1919
Shorter – In loving memory of Jack, the dear son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Shorter, of Cheslyn Hay killed in action March 21st 1918 aged 21 years.
Parish Meeting at Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The Annual Parish Meeting was held at the Cheslyn Hay Council Schools on Monday evening for the purpose of electing eleven Parish Councillors.  Full details given.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay  22nd March 1919
The secretary of Dorman’s Football Club has written to Mr. A. E. Elwell, stating that a strong team will attend on Saturday next to play a match on the Barn Flat Ground, when the whole of the proceeds will be devoted to Tom Goodman who had his leg broken at Stafford a fortnight ago.
Mr. Arthur Denny, of Low Street, who has been demobilised after doing his “bit” in France, finds that his health will not permit him to continue his usual occupation as a miner.  Hence he has started a little business in the fish trade.

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