Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 15th December 2019


No Events this week.

Our Salem Base

Our Salem Base is open from 9am – 2pm every Tuesday
We will be opening our base on Christmas Eve, this will enable people who are normally working to pop in and have a cuppa and browse our archives or perhaps do some local research.

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

Cannock Advertiser  11th December 1969  Old and needy people in the Great Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay area will have an extra surprise this Christmas – gifts of food parcels from one of their residents associations.
11th December 1969  The committee of Landywood Estate Residents and Welfare Association is appealing for six strong men to help with the erection of Christmas trees in Coppice Close, Cheslyn Hay and the Landywood estate.
Cannock Chase Courier  13th December 1919  George Mason, of Cheslyn Hay, found guilty to disorderly behaviour in High Street.

13th December 1919    Cheslyn Hay United defeated Harvey Ltd. Full report.


Following on from last week’s discussion on “The Rec”  full Newspaper reports researched by Dave Washington are published, if anyone has any photographs past or present we would be very grateful for a copy, we only have a few in our archives.

General News

We are hoping to increase our range of photographs for future generations to enjoy, and to help preserve a visual aspect of the changing village over the years. Have any of our readers got any photographs of the village or local people we could copy for our archives. You can call in at our base any Tuesday morning or email copies to the email address below. Many people now have their photos stored digitally on their phones or computers; we would welcome any copies of new and old photos from any source including photographic slides or negatives for our archives.


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