Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 28th March 2021

Memberships  As you are all aware we are unable at the moment to offer our normal events on Tuesdays at the Salem, or our Chat N Char and Speakers Evenings, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all  our members for their continuing support during these  exceptional times.

Annual Membership of £5.00 (per household) and £12 (members receiving newsletters by post)  for the coming year 2021 -22 is now due from 1 April 2021.
Please send a cheque (made out to CH&DLHS) or cash to Rob at:
Membership Secretary CH&DLHS,
C/O – 9 Coltsfoot View, Cheslyn Hay,Staffordshire.WS6 7BG
If  normally pay via PayPal – you do not need to do anything – as your membership will renew automatically. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding and look forward to returning to normal operations as soon as the epidemic is over.

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

Due to Covid Restrictions we have been unable to continue our research of the newspapers at the local libraries, to avoid disappointment  we are including reports from previous years where possible.
The Cannock Chase Courier   March 1953  Members of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council listened in shocked surprise on Wednesday while one of their rural councillors, Mr. W. Wesley, explained that because of the lack of suitable sites and an inadequate sewerage system no houses would be built in the parish this year.   Full story.
27th March 1953
Details of the visit to Cheslyn Hay over 60 club by Mr. Bert Kingston.
27th March 1953  Details of the Cheslyn Hay Church Ladies Day at the Salem.
27th March 1953  Officers Appointments made at the annual meeting of Hawkins Colliery Cricket Club are all listed.
Cannock Adverister and Courier  26th March 1921  Details of items for sale by J. Rogers, Woodman Inn, Cheslyn Hay.
26th March 1921  Full story of the friends of the Primitive Methodist Church on the occasion of the Sunday School Anniversary.
26th March 1921  Details of the occasion of a visit by Miss Lillian Lewis, Secretary to the Wolverhampton Women’s Hospital.
Trevor’s Trivia    A walk around our village outlining how much of our history still remains today and some of it literally under our feet namimg the histories and dates of buildings, together with items of general interest and names including the Hawkins families, Thomas Thacker, L A BarkerWilliam Hosegood, Reggie and Aggie TomkinsonLouis and Eileen Malone.
News  Janet Smith has sent me the sad news that her mother Ruby Leach, who was well known to many of our members, has passed away in New Zealand.

Announcement in Express & Star   Cliff Titley Passed away peacefully on March 18, at New Cross Hospital.  The Funeral will be held at Stafford Crematorium at 3pm on Thursday, April 8. All welcome

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