Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 4th August 2019

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


The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 8th August  is “Its a Mystery” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.
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 07794418295 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

Diary of Events

Speakers night held in Main Hall, Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, Last Thursday of the Month 7.30pm (unless otherwise stated)
29th August 2019  “One Man and his Work Part 2 by Robert Bowers
26th September 2019  7pm Elizabeth I by Lesley Smith Entrance by ticket only  price £6
Saturday 6th October 2019  Annual Exhibition, Village Hall, Pinfold Lane, Cheslyn Hay 10am to4pm
31st October 2019  “The Great War Camps of Cannock Chase” by Trevor Warburton.
28th November 2019  “Have Bell – Will Yell” by Martin Wood – Shrewsbury Town Crier
December – no speakers night
Chat n Char 
Held in Main Hall, Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay 2nd Tuesday in the month 10am

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

Cannock Advertiser  31st July 1969  A ferret raided a pen at Cheslyn Hay on Sunday and killed 90 turkey chicks.  Full details.

31st July 1969
Story of the 50 years of married life of Mr & Mrs Fred Holloway.

31st July 1969  Funeral at Cheslyn Hay of Mrs. Kathleen Alice Mansell and details of her life.

Cannock Chase Courier  2nd August 1919
Major O. C. Hawkins 
entertained old comrades at  Cheslyn Hay on the grounds of Glenthorne.  Full story.

2nd August 1919  Children of the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay schools have been granted an extra week’s holiday in commemoration of the signing of peace.
 2nd August 1919  Sale of Furniture of Cheslyn Hay House at Wedges Mills, Near Cannock of the late  Mrs. Fanny Bill.  Full details.

Old Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

Staffordshire Advertiser 2nd August 1919   Teaching of cookery in Cheslyn Hay is to be suspended until more suitable accommodation is obtained.

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