Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 16th February 2020

We had a good turn out for our Valentine Chat an Char last Thursday, all the Ladies, ( and some of the men) we given a red rose and everyone was in a romantic mood with a lot of our visitors dressing in red for the occasion .

Rogers Trip 14th May 
This year we are visiting  Stokesay Castle and Ludlow on Thursday 14th May 2020 leaving from  Salem, High Street, Cheslyn Hay at 9am, tickets available from Roger Moore 07928070061
Stokesay Castle is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses  in England, and situated at Stokesay in Shropshire . It was largely built in its present form in the late 13th century by Laurence de Ludlow, The castle comprises of a walled, moated enclosure, with an entrance way through a 17th-century timber and plaster gatehouse Then we will be travelling on to Historic Ludlow a thriving medieval market town. The town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches,  Ludlow has a reputation for the excellent quality of its food and drink with many fine restaurants and cafes for you to visit.  The cost of trip will be £18.00 including entrance to Stokesay Castle. 

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  12th February 1970  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council had an eleventh hour look at plans for the extension to the village community centre and raised a few concerns.

12th February 1970  Mrs. Gwen Blackley told fellow members of the Parish Council at their meeting of the state of the local buses.

Cannock Courier  14th February 1920  A decree nisi was granted to Mr. Frederick Smith, of Station Street, Cheslyn Hay,by the divorce court.  Evidence was undefended by his wife, Gertrude Lillian Smith.  Full story.

14th February 1920   Chat from Cheslyn Hay  Under the supervision of the County Education Committee, a series of lectures have commenced at the Girls Council Schools on “Economic Cookery”.

14th February 1920   A deputation from the Cheslyn Hay United Temperance Committee, comprising: The Parish Church, Salem United Methodist Church, Primitive Methodist Church, Salvation Army, Rechabites, and Foresters, attended to lay before the Bench a few facts which confirmed their impression that the Parish of Cheslyn Hay, is over supplied with drinking facilities, to the detriment of the village.  Full story.

An application on behalf of Mrs. B. F. Thacker, The Palace, Cheslyn Hay, for cinematograph, and musical dancing licenses in succession to her late husband, William Charles Thacker was granted.

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