Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 8th September 2019

Roger’s Chat n Char is this Thursday 12th September starting at 10am in the Salem as usual. Our Talk will be “The Daughter of Arthur Hornby 

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  4th September 1969  Story of Cheslyn Hay Salem Sunday School is to be given a £4,000 facelift.

Cannock Chase Courier  4th September1953   Cannock Rural District Council may use part of a canal reservoir off Walkmill Lane, Cheslyn Hay, for house refuse tipping.  Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier  6th September 1919  Bowling competition took place on the Senior Club’s Bowling Green.  Full details with all the winners.

A local allotment holder recently dug up three potatoes from his plot, The weight of each ranging between one to three pounds.
Mr. and Mrs. Potts entertained the local demobilised Soldiers and Sailors to a supper on Saturday last with songs being rendered.

New Publication
The Forgotten Places and Characters of Cheslyn Hay”
Our new book will be launched at this year’s Exhibition at the Village Hall in Pinfold Lane on Saturday October 5th from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm.  The book is priced at £5.00.  Postage and packing worldwide will be £5.50 and postal rates for local ( United Kingdom) deliveries will be  £1.00

Janet Wilcox wrote to us recently “My husband’s mother, a Westwood, was brought up in Cheslyn Hay and whilst taking a picture of her parents out of its frame, we found the attached photo of another lady unknown to us I wonder if any of your members recognize this lady” The Photo was published in last weeks newsletter and Janet’s husband Richard Wilcock/Willcocks/Westwood has provided a little more background to the above request

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