Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 7th June 2020

Requests  Paul Dean Hooper asked on our Facebook page.  “I was wondering if anyone has any information on the Campbell family from Cheslyn Hay or maybe Great Wyrley area’s. I think they worked or ran the post office at some point. This would be going back to the early sixties and even before that. Any help would be much appreciated.”

Memories of Lockdown   We would love to hear  your thoughts on how life has changed during these strange times. The Society could gather them together on your behalf (anonymously if you’d prefer) and add them as a chapter in our local history.  Following our recent request for your memories we have received a lovely poem from Glenys Lomas reflecting on the change over the years which we will be publishing in a future newsletter. Any more memories from our members would be very welcome.

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

Cannock Advertiser  4th June 1970  Cheslyn Hay memories of  Mr. Reginald Harvey and his wife Ethel who left Cheslyn Hay 22 years ago to make their home in Adelaide, South Australia.

4th June 1970  Story of the go-ahead for a 200/300-house estate in Dundalk Lane, Cheslyn Hay.
Cannock Chase Courier  5th June 1920  Details of the Talbot Club bowling tournament.  Also the Male Voice Choir arranging an open-air concert in aid of members who have been ill for a long time.

Vikings by Peter Cadman continued with ‘Everyday life in a Viking community’

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