Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 18th August 2019


Forthcoming Speakers Night
Tickets are selling fast we have only 20 left. 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

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

Cannock Advertiser
Glancing Backwards August 19th 1944
14th August 1969
  Details of Cheslyn Hay being ready for street lighting as soon as restrictions are relaxed.

14th August 1969  Funeral and background of Sydney Hughes of Windsor Road.

14th August 1969 Story of Mr. P. Greenhalgh, of Westbourne Avenue who has built his own caravan.

Cannock Chase Courier
16th August 1919
  The final round of the club Talbot Bowls Challenge Cup Competition between the Thomasbrothers with scores.

16th August1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay Tug of war match between teams from the Nook Colliery and Harrison’s team naming all the winning team.
A meeting of the Finance Committee in connection with St. Mark’s Church was held appointing an organist and his salary.

Details of Mr. James Rogers of the Woodman Inn entertaining about 60 to dinner in connection with the Peace Celebrations on Saturday followed by a children’s tea on Wednesday afternoon.


Percy Carpenter emailed with some more informantion from his book ‘A Song of Spring’ on the Holloway family of Streets Lane after reading a newspaper report in our recent newsletter.

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