Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 28th July 2019

Events  Forthcoming Speakers Night Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renown historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I, entrance is by ticket only priced at £6 to include light refreshments. Tickets will be available from Malcolm Podmore 01922 410021 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

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  24th July 1969  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council are “smartening up” the village for the forthcoming holidays.  Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier 26th July 1919  Full story of the peace Celebrations including processions, church services, sports events and fancy dress competitions with names of winners and participants.

Chat from Cheslyn Hay   26th July 1919  A presentation was made to Sergeant A. R. Handy D.C.M. with full details.

Stephen Pratt won the open 80 yards Foot Handicap at Hednesford on Saturday.
At the invitation of Mrs. Seedhouse connected with the Peace Celebrations assembled at the Red Lion where tea was provided with a Social Evening including patriotic songs.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

Walsall Observer 25th July 1969
A Inquest verdict was recorded that Sidney Hughes (83) of 5, Windsor Road, Cheslyn Hay, died from Pneumoconiosis and associated chest diseases on July 16th at his home.

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