Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 22nd March 2020

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

Cannock Advertiser   19th March 1970  Story of Mr. J. Stevenson disturbing burglars breaking into his chemist’s shop after drugs.
19th March 1970  In Memorium
Blurton (Edith) – Treasured memories of a dear wife and mom, died March 23 1965 from husband George, daughter Beryl and grandson Michael.
19th March 1970  Details of the success of the Cheslyn Hay Coffee Box with details of the events and committee members and helpers.

19th March 1970  Bert Walker of 12, Wesley Avenue, Cheslyn Hay, recalling his lifetime of his bowling successes from 1928 to 1966.

Cannock Courier
No reports for Cheslyn Hay this week in 1920

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington

Staffordshire Advertiser   20th March 1920  Excerpt from Cannock Rural Council Meeting Report  with a complaint from Mr E J Pearson and a report from Mr J T H Hall (Sanitary Inspector) of overcrowding at Landywood where in a house of three bedrooms, two of which were small, 16 people were living with husband and wife and 8 children and man and wife and 4 children with 2 more children expected.  

General News
Suspension of services due to Coronavirus including  Staffordshire Record Office, the William Salt Library and the Lichfield History Access Point will all close from 00.01 on Monday 23 March 2020 and the service will be suspended until further notice.
All of the City of Wolverhampton Council’s cultural venues including The Archives  will close from Friday 20th March until further notice.

All of our own scheduled events at the Cheslyn Hay & District Local Histroy Society for the coming months have been postponed until further notice and we will look at re-scheduling as many of these as possible for a later date. If you have purchased a ticket for any of our forthcoming events you will be refunded

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