Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 8th December 2019 Events

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Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday. Committee meeting 1pm, 10th December.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher

Cannock Avertiser 4th December 1969  Mrs Anne Margaret Mumford, a 23-years-old Cheslyn Hay woman died when the car in which she was a passenger skidded out of control and smashed into a telegraph pole, an inquest jury heard.  Full report.

 4th December 1969  Story of the wives of Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley Chrysanthemum growers who are being asked to take more interest.
 4th December 1969  A lorry driver “came as possible” to killing a Cheslyn Hay woman police-constable, Christine Moore and her boyfriend, a magistrate said at Cannock on Monday. Full story.

Cannock Chase Courier  6th December 1919  The death took place at Cannock Workhouse, on Tuesday, of Mary Ann Withnall (83) who resided at 125, High Street, Cheslyn Hay. 
6th December 1919  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  The Council Schools were re-opened on Monday morning after being closed for over six weeks, owing to the heating apparatus being out of order.

On Monday evening the clubroom at the Lord Nelson Hotel was crowded on the occasion of a Concert in aid of Mr. J. Wolloxhall, who is an old and respected citizen, and who has been ill for some time.

Mr. J. Bull, on Monday evening at the Literary and Debating Society gave an interesting paper on his experiences in Palestine.

Old Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

6th December 1919 Staffordshire Advertiser  On the 27th Ult. about 120 employees of Messrs. G. W. Lewis’s Rosemary Tileries, Cheslyn Hay, were entertained to dinner by the firm at The Red Lion Inn, Cheslyn Hay.

Last Tuesday morning two of our regular visitors were talking about “The Rec” when it was opened and if there was ever a Helter Skelter there? Our Chairman Malcom Podmore has found the following in our archives.

From March 13th 2016 Newsletter

MEMORIES From a 2002 interview with Joe Cadman on his time when growing up in Cheslyn Hay involving his memories of the Recreation Ground in Station Street. Also from The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay book confirming the generosity of Mr Henry Hawkins who on 17th July 1906 made the gift of the field to the village for recreational purposes. His son, Mr Arnold S. Hawkins, also erected a sports pavilion on the site on 31st March 1929.

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