Cheslyn Hay History Society Newsletter – 11th August 2019


Forthcoming Speakers Night
Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm our speaker will be the renowned  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 07794 418295 or Roger Moore 01785 212412

Our Salem Base

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

New Publication

The Forgotten Places and Characters of Cheslyn Hay
Whilst working on the local censuses we noticed that many of the place names mentioned there bore no relation to the village street names of the 21st century. For instance, where was Needley’s Alley? It must have been of a reasonable size because according to the 1841 Census there were 32 people living there. Many of us have heard of Red Lane as being an early name for Low St, but where were Brevitt’s Lane, Old Road and Stokes’s Lane in relation to today’s village. These and other many other questions are answered in our new book ‘The Forgotten Places and Characters of Cheslyn Hay’, available at this year’s Exhibition at the Village Hall in Pinfold Lane on Saturday October 6th from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm. Entrance is free and everyone’s welcome. Please give us your support. Thank you

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

Cannock Advertiser  7th August 1969
Story of football fan Mr. Thomas Ponder who met his wife Florence at the Wolves and now celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Cannock Chase Courier  9th August 1919
Harry Sutherton, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, found guilty.  Full details of court case.


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