Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 2nd June 2019


No events this week.

Our Speakers night last Thursday “Taking Tradition into The Future” by Tony Kelly of Firmin & Sons was resounding success we attracted an audience of around 45 . Tony Kelly has been in touch  thanking members of the Society for the £60 donation for his talk which he has given to the Birmingham Brownie Pack, Rednal this  will help fund some of the summer activities for around 25 girls who are members of this Pack.
Our Salem Base

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

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

Cannock Advertiser
29th May 1969
  A brand new football team in the Cheslyn Hay and Landywood area is soon to be formed, organised by Mr. R. H. Powell of Sutherland Road, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details given.

29th May1969  Story of the Annual Cheslyn Hay Carnival and Fete including details of the Carnival Queen, her attendants, the winning tableaux and competitions.

Cannock Chase Courier  31st May 1919   A joint meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council and the Red Cross Committee was held in the Schools on Wednesday evening with full details given.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay  31st May 1919  Story of the Empire Day celebrations with the village procession together with a collection for the badly wounded in the war.

Memories  Following on from our memories last week from Roy Handley of his past we received an email from Alan Willetts in France with his own recollections.

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