Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 27th September 2020

This time last year we were all busy getting ready for our Annual Exhibition, it has always been  the high point of the History Society’s Year.  All the hard work of our Committee members and friends under the direction of Roger Moore culminated into an unforgettable day. Lets hope we will all be able to meet again next year for the show stopper of all shows.

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

Cannock Advertiser  24th September 1970  Cheslyn Hay’s first-ever pop festival on Saturday turned out to be a loser financially for the organisers.  Full details.

24th September 1970  Story of chrysanthemum growers in Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley having a tough season with all the prize winners.

24th September 1970  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council is planning to double its fees.  Full details.

24th September 1970  Glenthorne Primary School, Cheslyn Hay, is to introduce an updated alphabet based on the sound of words with spelling taking second place to pronunciation.

Cannock Chase Courier  25th September 1920  It has been suggested by those who do not always believe “that a woman’s place is in the home” that an institution should be provided where the women of the township might assemble with the sterner sex. It has been suggested that the Male Voice Choir held at the Club, might be a mixed choir, so that the wives and daughters of the members could take part. Full story.
England 1603 – 1660  by Peter Cadman

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