Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 29th November 2020

Our Salem Base  is closed due to Covid restrictions .

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

Cannock Advertiser
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.

Trevor’s Trivia

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’ MorrisRichard Marshall,  Joe Baker, Sid Lawson, W Rainey, Billy JonesJohn Pratt, Bill Jellyman, Harry Hicken plus Percy and Harry Webb for their endeavours.
Any memories, nostalgia or comments on such events welcomed byemail to and all will be answered. 

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