Well, Well, Well, by Malcolm Podmore
Long-standing Society member, Phil Evans, posed the question “When did the Town Well in Cross Street discontinue its provision of water to village folk?”
Malcolm Podmore responded with the history of the Cheslyn Hay Waterworks, which was opened in 1904, supplemented with the larger houses having their own wells, but with the majority having to fetch water in buckets from one of the three public pumps in the village – which were sited in Mount Pleasant, the High Street and Cross Street. A detailed and interesting history of each of these three pumps are given.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser 30th July 1970 Full details for the one-way system at Cheslyn Hay.
Cannock Chase Courier 31st July 1920 Outcome of the concert recently held in the grounds adjoining the Working Men’s Club, in aid of T. Hood, T. Tudor and W. Brough.
England 1603 – 1660 by Peter Cadman The article begins with the death of Elizabeth I in 1603 with specific mentions of White Ladies Priory, Boscobel House and Moseley Old Hall in our local area.