Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 15th 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  12th November 1970
Story of the Cheslyn Hay Chrysanthemum Society’s members show being the best to date.

12th November 1970  Details of the village Remembrance Service on Sunday.

Cannock Advertiser  13th November 1920  Full story of a social gathering arranged by the Cheslyn Hay After-care Committee to form a club for the young boys and girls who have left schoolwith about 170 young people attending.

13th November 1920  Cinema licence granted to Mr. Frederick Taylor who had applied for a cinematograph license at Cheslyn Hay for a seating capacity for 300 persons.

13th November 1920  Annual prize presentation of prizes took place for the Talbot Bowling Club with details of all the prize winners.  
Details of an advertisement for Brown’s Garage of 10 High Street, Cheslyn Hay.


Maxie Potts
An interesting development after the recent mentions on Maxie and his family has arisen from further research by Malc Podmore which seems to suggest that Maxie’s son, named Albert, did not die at an early age as was believed  So if anyone can remember Albert, or Maxie Potts, and add any more details or stories for our archives we would certainly appreciate them.

General News
Bridgtown & District Local History Society have published a new book the eleventh since its formation. Copies are available now from Martin’s in Cannock, plus Dave’s newsagent in Bridgtown and Hollybush Garden Centre. Copies can also be obtained  by leaving a contact number on and they will discuss how to get a copy to you. Books  can be signed by John Devey if required. Due to the present restrictions Bridgtown & District Local History Society will not be having their annual exhibition this year.

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