Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 9th February 2020

The theme for Roger’s Chat n Char this Thursday 13th February  is “Love is in the Air” starting at 10am in the Salem as usual.

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is open from  9am – 2pm every Tuesday.  Committee meeting 1pm this Tuesday. 

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

Cannock Advertiser  5th February 1970   The funeral of Mr. Charles Henry Dace of 23, Pinfold Lane Cheslyn Hay with details.

5th February 1970  Story on  the replacement for the old Cheslyn Hay Primary School starting in March.

5th February 1970  Full details of the long-awaited extension to Cheslyn Hay Community Centre.

5th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Women’s Own held a Handicraft Meeting at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, last week.

Cannock Courier  Newspaper for this week in 1920 is missing from Archives
However this week in 1953 two letters were sent to newspaper concerning Cheslyn Hay Library outling its history from 1924 and also its future.

Christine Finn is researching her Locket Family, if anyone would like to share any information on the Locket Family listed below please send an email to the History Society and we will pass it on to Christine.

Locket Family
Wm Henry Lockett had a son Sidney Noah Lockett (1920-1945) who was killed at Arnhem.  Sidney joined the Yorks & Lancs Regiment (Hallamshire) at Pontefract aged 15 and Christine wishes to find  out on what memorial where Sidney is commemorated.  Sidney married Isabel Hancock (nee Bacon) the daughter of a Senior Army Officer in India.  Wm Henry Lockett also had a daughter, Harriet who married William Brevitt and lived in Rosemary Road and their son Harry Brevitt was killed in WWI and is on the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial.  William Brevitt’s sister, Rosa Ann Brevitt, married a Westwood and lived in Low Street and they had a son, Silas, and a daughter, Maud, who married a Pearson and lived at 18 Windsor Road, where she died fairly recently.

Newspapers Researched by Dave Washington

7th February 1920 Stafford Advertiser.  Report of the progress of the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Male Voice Choir.

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