Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 10th January 2021

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

Cannock Advertiser  7th January 1971  Annual Sunday School Party at the Salem Church Hall Cheslyn Hay.
7th January 1971   Details of the New Year’s Social of the Cheslyn Hay and Featherstone Old Time Dancing class.

7th January 1971
Green Belt gap between Cannock, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley “island” vital as claimed at an appeal to an inspector for the Secretary of State for the environment by Standek Properties Ltd. against the refusal by  Cannock Rural District Council to give planning permission for housing development on land on the south side of Dundalk Lane and Moons Lane junction.  Full story.

Cannock Adverister and Courier  8th January 1921  Details of the victory for Cheslyn Hay United over Cheslyn Hay Villa in one of the finest games witnessed on the Barn Flat Ground in the Penkridge Cup.
Also a football match is being arranged in the township between the Institute past and present players for charitable objects naming the players available.

Trevor’s Trivia Responses

Interesting information from recent items, including Albert PottsMaxie PottsAlbert Pee, and Shirley’s fish and chip shop plus another Jellyman story. 

General News
I have received a request from Tony Jones of “Friends of Littleton Colliery” who is researching into all the deaths of miners recorded from Littleton Colliery Cannock Staffs.  If anyone can help with any information, please email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.