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What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
26th November 1970 Boys from Cheslyn Hay Youth Centre spent a happy outdoor activities weekend at The Barn at Capel Curig, North Wales. Full details.
26th November 1970 Story of an exhibition of fossils, stones and prehistoric shellfish at Cheslyn Hay County Library created much interest.
26th November 1970 Talk at last week’s meeting of Salem Wesley Guild, Cheslyn Hay for the Mentally Handicapped.
26th November 1970 It was agreed at the meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council last week that Cheslyn Hay cubs should be allowed to play on the council’s football field. Full story.
27th November 1920 Details of a concert given by the Cheslyn Hay Madrigal Society in Salem Schools, naming all the artists.
27th November 1920 Story of Doris Smith, Harrisons Buildings, Lower Landywood, who sustained serious burning injuries at the Rosemary Tileries.
27th November 1920 Cannock Petty Sessions with Clara Perry, The Lot, Richard Jenkins, of Rosemary Road and Frank Worsey, of Low Street, all found guilty of separate charges.
More on the topic of Sport this month, not only with the lesser known and amusing games, but also with the more barbaric practices that were once very popular around certain areas in Cheslyn Hay from earlier times, naming all the old areas, together with their current locations, where the events took place, such as The Slings, The Green, the Red Lion, the Talbot, the Barn Flats, Coppice Field, Chambley’s Field and the Cheslyn Hay WMC. Also listed are Henry ‘Okey Pokey’ Morris, Richard Marshall, Joe Baker, Sid Lawson, W Rainey, Billy Jones, John Pratt, Bill Jellyman, Harry Hicken plus Percy and Harry Webb for their endeavours.
Any memories, nostalgia or comments on such events welcomed byemail to email@example.com and all will be answered.