Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 20th December 2020


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

Cannock Advertiser 16th December 1970  Details of a candlelight service  held at last week’s meeting of Salem Women’s Own, Cheslyn Hay.
16th December 1970  Glancing Backwards to December 15 1945  Story of Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Sunday morning show in aid of the old members fund.
16th December 1970  The section of Landywood Lane, from the village centre to Streets Lane is being considered for improvements.  Full story.
Cannock Advertiser 18th December 1920  At a special meeting on Monday evening, the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council decided to double the burial fee  Full details.
18th December 1920  Story of the Cheslyn Hay Parish Council asking that a resident magistrate shall be appointed for the village.

Trevor’s Trivia  This month’s ‘Trivia’ is about local characters, with several stories related to ‘Old Jellyman‘.

Email from Robert Taylor “It is with great sadness that I tell you of the passing of my mom Elizabeth Taylor (Nee Betty Matthews) aged 92 and we record some of her wonderful memories taken from our archives.

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