Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 2nd February 2020

“To Die For” the dangers of Victorian fashion with Helen Johnson, a look at what people did for the sake of fashion was the theme of our last speakers night. 

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday

One of our members has  emailed this question “Does anyone know how Landywood got its name apart from the definition which means a clearing in a wood and our friend Percy Carpenter emailed us with a full explanation.

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

Cannock Advertiser  29th January 1970
Plan To Help The Villages Elderly

The spirit of good neighbourliness is dying and the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council had a meeting to form an old people’s welfare committee.

29th January 1970 Hawkins Sports Club is now open to teenagers from 15 to 18.  Full story.

29th January 1970  The funeral of Mr. Daniel Smith of 131, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, with details.

29th January 1970   Story of the Cheslyn Hay Youth Centre increasing its number of weekly meetings to three due to increased membership.

Cannock Chase Courier  31st January 1920  Burntwood Villa v Cheslyn Hay United.  Full report.

31st January 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  31/1/1920  On Monday evening Mr. T. Weetman was the speaker at the Literary and Debating Society at Salem Schools when the Christian Endeavour Room was comfortably filled with an interested audience.

New in our Archives

PHYLLIS HALLCHURCH COLLECTION  Collection of photographs, many unidentified, covering the surnames shown below. If anyone is researching their family tree(s) connected with any of the names shown below, we would appreciate help in trying to identify these photographs. The photographs are available at our base for interested parties to look through. Call in on a Tuesday morning if you think you can help.
WOOTTON (George, Will, Annie, Edith, Fred, Bertha, Kenneth)
WALTON (Charles)
HAWKINS (Raymond)
DAKIN Ron (Ron and a Dakin in RAF Uniform)
RICHARDS (Barry- left for Australia July 1949)
STOKES (Kathleen, Isaac, Jim)
ANGUIGE (Stan, Nita)

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