Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 26th January 2010

Our speakers night this month is on Thursday 30th January at 7.30pm at Salem Schoolroom, High Street., Cheslyn Hay.. The theme of the talk is “To Die For” the dangers of Victorian fashion with Helen Johnson, a look at what people did for the sake of fashion.  Admission £1.00 including refreshments.
Peter Cadman, Bob Brevit and Dave Washington will be representing The History Society at RAF Cosford on Tuesday 28th January where they will be displaying some of our mining artefacts at an Access and Learning Event.

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  22nd January 1970  Council discuss whether movable container units be the answer to people dumping litter around the countryside.
Cannock Chase Courier  24th January 1920  Walter Edward Mann, of 125, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, gives notice that he will not pay for any goods or be responsible for any Debts incurred by his wife LILLIAN MANN.

24th January 1920 Ejectment order granted in respect of a house at Cheslyn Hay, the tenant being Mr. Albert Sambrook.  Full details.

24th January 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Results of the billiard competition at the local Institute.
A good company assembled at a dance, at the Working Men’s Club, with twenty competitors in a waltzing competition. Full details.

24th January 1920 An appeal to the general public to try and raise funds to procure new instruments for the Cheslyn Hay Victoria Brass Band. 

Requests  We have received an email from David Whitehouse with a request for any pictures of Edward Whitehouse 1846 – 1890 and/or his wife Anne (nee Taylor) 1849 -1920.

New in our Archives   We have Four New Books donated to our archives – The Story of Two Crosses, Fifty Years March, The rise of the Labour Party,  Gardening Year Book 1902 & Edwardian Shopping.   And Mr James Fack has kindly donated a Sale Catalogue of the Duke of Sutherland (part) Estate dated 29th July 1914.

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