Cheslyn Hay Newsletter – 5th May 2019

Events
The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday is ” You Will Have to Think About it ” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

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

Rogers Trips 2019
Due to some unfortunate cancellations we now have 5 tickets available for Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, Lincolnshire. We will be leaving the Salem Chapel, Cheslyn Hay at 8am. The cost will be £26 per head all inclusive , Coach, House ,Gardens and Deer park.
We have a few seats left for our next trip to Leicester the resting place of Richard III on Thursday 18th July.
Both trips will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am
Could all outstanding monies for our first trip of the year on Thursday 16th May to Burghley House, Stamford, be paid as soon as possible

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

No Articles for Cheslyn Hay this week in 1969

Cannock Courier 3rd May 1919
A meeting was held at the Institute to decide the outcome of the money raised for Tom Goodman who had his leg broken while playing for them.

It may be stated that the Reception for the local discharged and demobilised Soldiers and Sailors will take place on Whit Monday.

Memories
Floss of the Wool Shop who was born this week 7th May 100 years ago recalls her life on the village from a 2013 interview in our archives.

General News
Announcement by Linda Drury on facebook “Yesterday we sadly lost my dad, Richard Drury, known to most as Mick. He worked at Littleton Colliery, after his retirement he contributed to many local history books about the local pits. His funeral will be on the 21st May at 2pm at Stafford Crematorium”
We have lost a vast history of knowledge of coal mining in Cannock Chase with passing of Mick he was a good friend of our Local History Society.

suewashington.cheslynhayhistory@btinternet.com

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