Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 15th September 2019

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.

General News
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.

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