Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 30th June 2019

No events this week

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

Rogers Trips 2019
We have 9 tickets left for our  trip on Thursday 18th July  to Leicester to visit the resting place of Richard III The cost is  £10 for the coach and if you would like to visit the Cathedral an extra £3. Could all monies still owing  please be paid as soon as possible.
We will leave the Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 8am

Some very interesting books have recently been donated to our library, including:

211 World War II – Combat Uniforms & Insignia
212 A Writer at War – Vasilly Grossman 1941-5 – Red Army
214 Badeker’s Guide – Great Britain 1890
219 Bradshaws Canals & Navigable Rivers
220 History of Staffordshire – Roman Times to 1735
221 Bradshaws Great British Railway Journeys 1863

We have an extensive library covering many subjects. Why not come along on a Tuesday – 9.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and have a browse.

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

Cannock Advertiser  26th June 1969  Animosity towards the LERWA puts end to 1970 carnival

Cannock Chase Courier  28th June 1919
Chat from Cheslyn Hay  On Monday evening a strong but interesting discussion took place respecting the timing of the “Peace Terms” by the Germans.
On Friday last Lance Corporal Jack Brown, of the Warwickshire Regiment, paid a brief visit to his parents.  On Saturday he accompanied the local cricket team to Walsall Wood.  

28th June 1919  In Memoriam  In loving memory of our dear son Lance Corporal Edward Aulder Bentonof the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment, first reported missing June 28 1918, now reported to have been killed in action same date.
28th June 1919  Thomas Lockett, Queen Street, Cheslyn Hay, was summoned for keeping a dangerous dog after several had been bitten. 

Members News

I have just received the following very sad message from Robert Taylor

I am writing this on behalf of my mom Elizabeth Taylor (Nee Dorothy Matthews)

My dad Alan Taylor passed away on 28th June at Stoke Hospital at the age of 91

Mom (who will be 91 Aug) and dad had been together since they were 20 years old, they had been married for 68 years and always lived in the same house. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him

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