Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter -18th October 2020

Our Salem Base
Our Salem Base is closed due to Covid Restrictions

Trevor’s Trivia by Trevor Mcfarlane
Trivia of interest selected from our archives starting this month with coverage of our successes on the professional football field including two headmasters at our Pinfold Lane School with long Aston Villa careers and two local Cheslyn Hay characters with similar Manchester United achievements.

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser  15th October 1970   Plans for new extensions to Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club have been accepted which will include a large assembly room tacked on to the present billiards room.
15th October 1970   £20 was raised in Cheslyn Hay when a pantomime was held in the Salem hall for the renovation fund.  Full details.

15th October 1970  A long campaign by Cheslyn Hay people to get rid of a dangerous road junction at Coppice Close and Coppice Lane has now been approved.  Full story.

15th October 1970  Story of the newly formed Cheslyn Hay Boy’s Brigade giving its first public display at the Methodist Church Hall.

16th October 1920   Playing in the first round of the Staffordshire Junior Cup competition on Saturday, Cheslyn Hay United beat Tettenhall 5 – 0.  Full details of match.
16th October 1920   “Three respectable young men using such filthy language as this!  What is the next generation coming to” commented the chairman of the bench as he imposed fines on all the men, residents in Low Street as well of another case in Station Street.  All defendants listed with their fines.

16th October 1920  The Cannock Rural Council, on Friday, resolved to make a supplementary precept on Cheslyn Hay for £200. 

Newspaper researched by Dave Washington
Cannock Chase Courier  16th October 1920
Details of the many useful institutions associated with the Cheslyn Hay Working’s Club in forming a Benevolent Fund.

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