Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 24th January 2021

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

Cannock Advertiser 1971  21st January 1971  Details of the funeral of Mr. Henry Tonks, of 64 Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, aged 23.

Also story of the Wyrley Brook being called a “disgrace to the district” by District Councillor D. A. Stanton.

Cannock Advertiser 1921  22nd January 1921
The Literary and Debating Society discussed “Should the Workhouse be abolished” with full details.
22nd January 1921  The monthly meeting of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council was held and discussed the placing of a lamp outside the chairman’s house which was not erected through the instructions of the council, but on the instructions of Mr. Hawkins himself for his own convenience.
Also discussed was a request from the military authorities asking permission to erect a cross at the head of the grave of Private W. Parnaby 14th West Yorkshires, who was stationed locally and buried in Cheslyn Hay cemetery.
22nd January 1921
Edward Davis, Low Street, Cheslyn Hay, pleaded guilty to disorderly behaviour and using very bad language.  He stated “It’s enough to make anybody curse, they have had the gramophone 
next door going for 16 hours”.   Mr. T. A. Hawkins responded “If the gramophone referred to is like some, I have heard it is enough to make anybody swear” and ordered him to pay costs of 5s 6d.

FLEAS & FIRE Part two by Peter Cadman

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