Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 31st May 2020

Responses   Following our request last week from Alison Beaumont for any memories of Phyllis and Leonard Chater and their family who lived at  “Eureka” Wolverhampton Road, Cheslyn Hay, we were able to put Alison in touch with a cousin Robert Whittal who responded with his own memories  of  Wolverhampton Road and Cheslyn Hay.

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

Cannock Advertiser 28th May 1970 Cheslyn Hay Parish Council chose their first woman chairman.  Full story.

28th May 1970  Full details of Cheslyn Hay Carnival.

28th May 1970  A fashion show was held at Cheslyn Hay Salem Church rooms given by a local boutique. Sponsored by Carril’s (Geoff Parkes Ltd.) ladies and babies’ boutique in Station Street, Cheslyn Hay.  All models mentioned in front of an audience of 450.

Cannock Chase Courier  29th May 1920 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Death of John Bird, of Low Street, in a cycling accident.

The visit of the local Cricket Club to Hilton Park, on Saturday, broke all records when they dismissed Newhampton Road for 9 runs.  Full details.

In the last few days there has been an egress of promising young football playersfrom the township listing all players signed for local professional teams..

Story of  the Whitsuntide School Treat was held in connection with the Salem Methodist Church.
Dr. Syree has conducted an Ambulance Class at the Council Schools, when a course of ten lectures were recently completed folloed by an examination.

29th May 1920  In connection with Cheslyn Hay Amateur Dramatic Society an outing took place to Stratford-on-Avon.
29th May 1920  Inquest on the death  John Bird, of 98 Low Street.  Full story.

29th May 1920  Notice in loving memory of daughter Doreen Lucy Potts, of 84, High Street, Cheslyn Hay, who passed away May 21st 1920.

29th May 1920  A charge of drunkenness and disorderly behaviour was brought against Arthur Kingston of Coppice Lane, Cheslyn Hay. Full story.

Vikings by Peter Cadman…. continued with Viking Legends

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