Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 20th September 2020

Our Salem Base…Closed
We would to thank all our members for their emails of support  during these uncertain times. We will be back open as soon as restrictions are lifted.

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

Cannock Advertiser  17th September 1970
Details of the newly appointed vicar, Rev John Craig, at St Marks.

17th September 1970
Tragic story of Mrs Leonida Pratt of 13 Station Street with a verdict of death by misadventure recorded at the inquest.

Cannock Chase Courier  18th September 1920
Details of the final of a snooker competition at the local Working Men’s Club between Mr. A. Horton and Mr. Geo Hall.

18th September 1920
The visit of the famous Manchester United of the First Division to Hednesford in a friendly match in recognition of Charlie Moore of Cheslyn Hay.

Ted Showell has emailed us with the following request. We have looked in our archives but we haven’t any Photographs of Cemetery Street perhaps one of our member can help.
“Hello, can you possibly help, The 1911 census shows my forebears living at no. 7 Cemetery St. Cheslyn Hay and I am hence trying to find a photo, picture or drawing of the  houses there at that time. Do you know of  any book or whatever where there could be  one.? It is a longshot I realise but one never knows.

Golden Wedding Anniversary
Congratulations to our members  John and Anne Kelsall who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 26th September.  Full details.

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