Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 26th May 2019

Our speakers night this month is on 30th May 2019 at 7.30 The Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay admission £1 including refreshments
The theme is “Taking Tradition into The Future” by Tony Kelly of Firmin & Sons

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

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

Cannock Advertiser  22nd May 1969  Full story of the lives of Mr & Mrs Ernest Walker of 14, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, celebrating 65 years of marriage.   22nd May 1969  Hawkins Sports became the first Cannock Chase Football League team to win the Walsall Challenge Cup when they defeated Celtic F.C.  Full report of the final.

Cannock Chase Courier 24th May 1919  Details of the sale of Six Freehold Dwellings houses numbered 1 to 11 in Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay.

24th May 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  The township has been very prominent in the War Savings Scheme, Red Cross Society, and granting relief to needy objects, and other institutions with information.

Old Newspapers researched by Dave Washington

Staffordshire Advertiser 17th May 1919  A meeting of the Cannock Rural council was held asking for information as to a suitable place in the area where peace beacon fires might be lighted.

75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings

Cheslyn Hay Royal British Legion will be laying a wreath to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings on Sunday 2nd June 2019, 10.00 am at Cheslyn Hay War Memorial, all welcome

Memories  A letter from one of our members Roy Handley commenting on his fond memories of Cheslyn Hay from long ago mentioning Winifred SambrookAlbert Handley J.P.Nellie and Jim Rogers and George Cadman.

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