Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 21st July 2019

Rogers Trips 2019  Although he wasn’t able to be there in person, a big thank you to Roger for organising yesterday’s excellent trip to Leicester. Also, to Sue and Dave for their hard work in keeping things running smoothly all day. We hope you had as good a time as we did, and we look forward to hearing your suggestions for our 2020 trips.

Events  The Topic for our speakers night this Thursday is “lost Britain” with Peter Cadman starting 7.30pm Salem, High Street Cheslyn hay admission £1 including refreshments

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 17th July 1969
Harold Philip Kingston, of The Nook Farm, Cheslyn Hay, has recently obtained a degree in economics but has never been to a grammar school or university. Full story.

17th July 1969  A new primary school is being opened in September and Mr. D. Bickley has been appointed headmaster, but Mr Martin will continue as headmaster of the existing school.
17th July 1969  Mrs Gwenneth Blackley, of Cheslyn Hay, has been invited to an afternoon garden party at Buckingham Palace today.  Full story.

17th July 1969  Mr. Charles Barlow officially opened the new Hawkins Sports and Social Club, offering more facilities in Cheslyn Hay.
17th July 1969  Annual Sports Day at Cheslyn Hay Primary School naming all the prize winners.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

19th July 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser  William Casewell Brockley, farmer, Middle Hill , applied for an ejectment order against Joseph Elson. Full detials of court case.

12th July 1919  Walsall Observer  At  Meeting of the Cannock Rural Council a petition was signed requesting the council to consider the sanitary arrangements.

General News

Jim Wise one of our long standing members who always attends our Tuesday and Thursday meetings celebrated his 80th birthday last week.

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