Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 11th April 2021

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  10th April 1953   Story of the volunteer work performed by Mrs. L. G. Perks of 115 Station Street, since she became secretary of Cheslyn Hay W.V.S. Savings Group.

10th April 1953  Details of the 18th Annual Dinner of Cheslyn Hay branch of The Royal British Legion at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club.

10th April 1953 Story of the Good Friday Cantata at Cheslyn Hay given by the choir of Salem Methodist Church.

Cannock Advertiser and Courier 1921  9th April 1921 Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
Full details of the weekly meeting of the Debating and Literary Society, on Monday evening.

A meeting of the Talbot Bowling Club was held on Tuesday evening, with full details.

The local Cricket Club is at present uncertain about its playing ground for the coming season.   The “Dell” (last years ground) was not yet fit for playing upon, but the committee had got their eye upon another field.
Owing to the prevailing industrial situation the local miners are utilizing their spare time to advantage on their allotments.
Coal picking has commenced on the mounds, and men and women can daily be seen working in getting coal from the mounds, for their own consumption. 


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