Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 1st September 2019


Our Forthcoming Speakers Night due to a miscalculation we have 6 ticket available at £6 each for  Thursday 26th September 2019 7.00pm with the renowned  historian Lesley Smith as Queen Elizabeth I. Please remember this will be a ticket only evening, no paying on the door.

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  28th August 1969
Story of Christine Cadman who failed her elen plus examinations but has now graduated from Brighton University with a degree.

Cannock Chase Courier  30th August 1919
Details of the Wolverhampton Smithfield Farm Sales from the Farm Buildings, Landywood Lane (nr Great Wyrley), Cheslyn Hay.
30th August 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Much interest was manifested in the special sermons held at the Primitive Methodist Church given by the Rev. Alfred Altree, a former Sunday school scholar.

Details of the local Cricket Club Married v Single match.

The Cheslyn Hay Male voice Choir has again resumed practice with details of the committee.

Mystery Photograph

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington   Walsall Observer 

30th August 1919   Story on the Parish Clerks pay being increased.
23 August 1919  Cheslyn Hay and Penkridge fireman were engaged in dealing with a serious fire at Hilton Farm.

Responses  Alan Willets emailed us re our recent articles on the Holloways to say he remembered  the family well,Nelly, later Chapman, Gwen, later Meacham, we all called them aunty. They played in pub darts teams with my mother Villa. Happy memories.

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