Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 21st February 2021

Where is this??    Many of our members recognized the location of the mystery snip in last week’s newsletter. Thank you to Graham Parker for supplying the photographs 

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

Cannock Advertiser  18th February 1971  One man died and two lie critically injured in hospital, after an accident between two cars on the A34 at Bednall Head on Monday night.  Full story.

18th February 1971  Full details of Cheslyn Hay Juvenile Missionary Association Collectors first annual church service at Cheslyn Hay Methodist Church mentioing Mrs. Margaret GriffinSusan Brough and Leita Kalina.
18th February 1971  A literary evening was held by Cheslyn Hay Wesley Guild, last week with details.
18th February 1971  Full details of the local derby between Caddick Farm Estate and Cheslyn Hay “A” in the Mitre Cup.
1921…no reports for Cheslyn Hay

Trevor’s Trivia
Details of the findings around the village from the successful metal detecting programme twenty years ago including a 3,500 year old bronze axehead, Roman bronze coins and brooches, silver ‘hammered’ coins including a James I sixpence (minted between 1604 and 1606), a Charles groat and a William III shilling (1694–1702).  Also coins donated by our members having been ‘dug up’ in their back gardens from the early 1700s.

We are very sad to report that Keith Powney has sadly passed away. He had previously lived in Cheslyn Hay for many years attending the local School and was also a member of the Choir. Keith had kept in touch with the village and many old friends over the years. We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the Powney family on their sad loss.

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