Speakers night Thursday 28th November 2019 ,Salem Schoolroom, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, commencing at 7.30pm Admission £1.00 including refreshments.
The theme is “Have Bell – Will Yell”. We are welcoming Martin Wood, Shrewsbury Town Crier who will talking on the Trials and Tribulations of the Worlds Tallest Town Crier!! who stands a mere 7ft 2ins tall.
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 20th November 1969 A “fry up” supper raised £6 for the Salem Sunday School modernisation fund.
The fish and chip meal was arranged by the church’s special efforts committee, and was prepared by Mrs. I. Cartwright and Devereux.
20th November 1969 Parents see new school at Glenthorne Primary School, organised by headmaster, Mr. D. J. Bickley.
18th November 1919 In Memoriam in loving memory of Maud Mary, aged 27, the beloved daughter of Benjamin and Lucy Potts.
18th November 1919 Chat from Cheslyn Hay On Monday evening a good company assembled in the Christian Endeavour room under the auspices of the Debating Society.
Another junior club, Littlewood Albion, opened the season on Saturday by a visit from Shareshill Villa Reserves with details.
Responses We received a thank you email last week from Donald Parbrook, his grandfathers (Rev. George Parbrook) cousin was Harry Brevitt who was one of the fallen of WWI named on our the War Memorial with full details.
We are nearing the end of our 25th Anniversary year, Cheslyn Hay & District Local History Society was set up in 1994 and has grown in strength over the years. In 2010 the society acquired an archives room to the rear of the Salem Methodist Church Hall which became open to the Local Community and Society Members every Tuesday from 9am till 2pm. All of our extensive library of Photos have been digitalized and copies are available to purchase. All the local parish registers and cemetery records have been transcribed and are searchable by name on our database. If you would like a search on our database please send us your family details and we can send you more details of any entries we find and the cost if you require copies.