Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 25th October 2020

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

What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser  22nd October 1970  Problems in Cheslyn Hay in rehousing local people within the local area where they have lived all of their lives when their own houses have been recently demolished.

22nd October 1970  A letter from Roy Smith of the Landywood Residents Estate Association thanking Mr Patrick Cormack MP for his efforts in improving the visability of the junction of Coppice Close.

Cannock Advertiser  23rd October 1920  A successful Whist Drive and Dance took place at Cheslyn Hay Council Schools, on Thursday evening  under the auspices of Cheslyn Hay Cricket Club.  Full details.

Newspapers researched by Dave Washington
Cannock Chase Courier  23rd October 1920  The Waterworks at Cheslyn Hay have for some years been a matter of deep concern to the rate payers but recent improvements show that the quantity of water provided was 41,000 gallons against 30,000.   Full story.

It was stated at the meeting of The Parish Council that a number of the Allottees had not paid up their rents as promptly as usual.


Maxie Potts
Following the mention of Maxie Potts in last week newsletter there are more stories on the old Manchester United and Wolves player of the twenties.

General News
One of our longstanding members Don Kingston is celebrating his 90th Birthday on Sunday 25th October.

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