Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 1st November 2020

Our Salem Base is closed due to Covid restrictions, we hope all our members are keeping safe and well.

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

Cannock Advertiser  29th October 1970  Cheslyn Hay Boy’s Brigade, has a musical problem as there are enough boys to form a band, but no instruments. Full story.

29th October 1970  A Cheslyn Hay metal firm, broke child labour restrictions laid down in the first half of the last century and were found guilty and fined.  Full story.

29th October 1970  Fourteen years-old Letitia Bowater has just won another competition at a Southport holiday camp.  Full story.

29th October 1970  Details of last week’s meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council, when it was decided to double all burial fees for Cheslyn Hay Cemetery.

29th October 1970  Cheslyn Hay Parish Council named two newly built roads on the new estates surrounding the village as Chestnut Drive and Woodgreen after a dispute with the original name.  Full story.

Cannock Advertiser  30th October 1920  Salvation Army funeral of Mrs. Sarah Ann Williams, the wife of Mr. Elijah Williams, of Rosemary House, Cheslyn Hay.  Full details.

30th October 1920  Local News Items including a measles outbreak in the village.  Also an application by Mr. A. E. Hawkins, Cheslyn Hay, to the Cannock Rural Council, for an increase in his salary.  Mr. D. Woodhouse, (Landywood) gave a lecture on “Gases and Experiments” to the Cheslyn Hay Literary and Debating Society with full details.  Plus story of the benevolent fund of Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club being in a sound position with details of the balance sheet.

England 1603 – 1660  by Peter Cadman

The conclusion with Peter Ackroyd on his book of the Civil War with words from the ‘Secular Masque’ by John Dryden;

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