Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 12th July 2020

Memories   Following on from last week’s article “Looking Back by Malcolm Podmore we have received some more memories from Councillor Kathleen Perry around the Mount Pleasant and Streets Lane area.

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

Cannock Advertiser  9th July 1970   Cheslyn Hay Garden party where over £28 was raised by the ladies of Salem Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay.

9th July 1970 Details of the funeral service of Mr. Joseph Ernest Pearce, of 32, Windsor Road, Cheslyn Hay.

9th July 1970  Woodman “B” of Cheslyn Hay, have made it a “clean sweep” in the Cheslyn Hay and District Darts League for the season just ended. Story with names of the successful darters.

9th July 1970  The funeral service of Mrs. Loni Pratt, of 13, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, with details of her life having been born in Latvia.

Cannock Chase Courier  10th July 1920  Bricklayers Arms struck by lightning.

10th July 1920  Retirement and presentation to William Lockett as club steward of the Working Mens Club.

10th July 1920  A garden party in connection with Salem Church was held in the grounds of The Park, with tea in the schoolroom after which games, competitions and a tennis tournament provided plenty of interest.

10th July 1920  Fred Elwell, found guilty in court case.  Full details.

10th July 1920  An ejectment order against John Bullas, Mayfield Cottage, Walsall Road, Great Wyrley was defended in court.  Full details of the outcome.

10th July 1920  Sarah Barrett, 32, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, was summoned by Ethel Westwood, 19, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay  Full detailds of the case.

10th July 1920 Chat from Cheslyn Hay
Match report of the final tie between Cheslyn Hay Villa and the Discharged Soldiers, which took place at the Barn Flat Grounds on Tuesday.
Some months ago, Mr. J. Pratt offered a cup, and a committee guaranteed two sets of medals in a football competition for un-affiliated clubs. The competition has been most successful and £40 has been forwarded to the Wolverhampton General Hospital.

More details of  our Viking History.

General News  We have received the very sad news that Rob Perks of Low Street has recently passed away. Rob was a popular and regular contributor to our chat n cha meetings and our exhibitions where he often entertained us with his musical talents. He was a true Wyrley Bonker  and gentleman who will be sadly missed by us all.. We send our heartfelt condolences to all his family.       

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