No Events this week. We had a good attendance at our Chat n Cha last week with our own Steve Geale giving a very interesting talk on Ruth Ellis.
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 11th September 1969
Glancing Backwards to September 9 1944 About 80 members of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley Madrigal Society attended the society’s first rehearsal of the new season in Salem Schools, Cheslyn Hay, on Monday.
11th September 1969 Story of young David Garratt having a fall out of his bedroom window.
11th September 1969 Details of the funeral of Mr. Thomas Preece, of 5, Dundalk Lane.
Cannock Chase Courier 13th September 1919 Details of a presentation to Harry Linnel at the Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club.
13th September 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay Story of demobilisation of the Discharged Soldiers and Sailors connected with Salem Church Sunday School institute for tea and entertainment.
A concert is being organised for the benefit of Mr. William Brough, of the Lot, who has been indisposed for some time.
An amusing incident occurred at a local colliery on Saturday. A collector from Holly Bank Colliery was soliciting contributions for the miners on strike. A workman remarked to the collector “Be firm and we will assist you in winning the day” He then gave the collector a penny
In light of the recent threatened closures of our local library services a letter from Ernie Carter is published from a local newspaper outlining the history of the Cheslyn Hay library.
I am very sorry to announce that two of our members have recently passed away. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the families of both of the gentlemen.
Ann Jackson phoned to say her father (Don McCulloch) passed away on the morning of Thursday 12th September. He was 90 years old.
Jim Winfer passed away last week in hospital on 1st September, he was 84 years old and his funeral is at St Marks Church Great Wyrley, on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 12.45pm followed by the Committal at Stafford Crematorium and refreshments at the Barns in Huntington.