Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 22nd September 2019


Forthcoming Speakers Night  SOLD OUT
Please Remember this event is ticket only and starts at the earlier time of 7pm 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.

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
18th September 1969
Story on a money raising scheme by members of Cheslyn Hay Salem Coffee box – a social club for the young women of the village.
18th September 1969   Cheslyn Hay, Great Wyrley and District Chrysanthemum Society’s open show.

18th September 1969  Proposed Housing Site No Value For Farming
Cannock Chase Courier  20th September 1919  Successful benefit concert for the benefit of Mr. Wm. Brough, who has been seriously ill for 25 weeks.
20th September 1919  The Marriage of Mr. Leslie Hawkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Hawkins, The Park, Cheslyn Hay, to Dorothy Elsie daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henshall, of Belmont House, Willenhall.

Doug Russell “I attended Cheslyn Hay school from 1943 till 1949.  I do remember Mr Blount and Miss Hulme.  We lived at 70 High St.….last house on the left going up at the top of High St.  I think my grandma and grandpa  Mo and Liz Locket…..lived at 67 High Streetbut not quite sure.
Derek Bullock from Kawartha Lakes, Canada.
“I was intrigued to see the note from 1919 regarding Harry Linnel, secretary of CH Cricket Club.  As a young boy living in Bridgtown in the 1940’s and 50’s, I knew a Harry Linnel who worked at Cornelius Whithouse with my dad.


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