Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 10th May 2020

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

Cannock Advertiser 7th May 1970  Story of the Landywood Residents Association Queen for 1970 is Miss. Angela Horsley chosen for their annual “May Ball” on Saturday.
7th May 1970  Full report of Hawkins Colliery Sports Club’s good year with names of all the new committee and officers.

7th May 1970   Full story of the Ceilidh reforming as the ‘Blue Jade” with its local connections.

7th May 1970  The Landywood Residents Association are appealing for more letters to include  in their magazine.

Cannock Chase Courier  8th May 1920  Chat from Cheslyn Hay  A very successful Smoking Concert was held on Tuesday evening, at the Red Lion Hotel, for the benefit of Mr. Charles Preece.  A full and comprehensive covering of the meeting and concert.

On Saturday evening a large company assembled on the bowling green of the Working Men’s Club to greet Mr. A. W. Adamson, the Prospective Labour Candidate.

A fairly good company assembled at the Barn Flat Grounds, on Thursday evening when Cannock Town F.C. paid a visit to play the local United in a friendly encounter. Full report of the match.

Vikings by Peter Cadman…. continued

General News  One of our own WW11 Veterans Mr. Ron Mattison has sadly passed away aged  94.  He will be greatly  missed by the History Society, he gave so much of this time to the community sharing his wartime memories and experiences.  A true hero and solider.     

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