Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 10th October 2020

Our Salem Base  Closed due to Covid Restrictions

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

Cannock Advertiser   8th October 1970    Excellent results on the cycling proficiency tests at the Cheslyn Hay Primary School. All pupils named with two gaining a remarkable 100 per cent.

8th October 1970    Full story of the closing of the William Baxter School, Cheslyn Hay, after 18 years.

Cannock Advertiser   9th October 1920    Details of the forthcoming centenary celebrations at the Salem Church in Cheslyn Hay.
Story of a collection made for the benefit of Mr. C. Baker, a miner, who recently met with a serious accident, at the Old Coppice Colliery.

Cannock Chase Courier researched  by Dave Washington

9th October 1920     The Norton Canes Institute opened an additional room with Mrs. Macpherson from Little Wyrley Hall performing the ceremony. Details of the Whist Drive where all the gents prizes were won by a Cheslyn Hay family.

9th October 1920  The Cheslyn Hay Literary and Debating Society has reopened for the winter session.  Full details.

The Cheslyn Hay Tennis Club are proposing more necessary alterations and additions to their playing ground in preparation for next season.

On Tuesday evening , a little girl named Edith Whitehouse, of Low Street, was knocked down in Station street, by a cyclist, but fortunately she received no serious hurt.

England 1603 – 1660  by Peter Cadman entitled ‘Moseley Old Hall & Onwards to Safety’

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