Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 18th April 2021

The Bygone Days of Cheslyn Hay
We have several copies of this book available at the unbeatable price of  £4.00 plus £3.20 local postage or collection from one of the History Society committee  can be arranged.  This book which was written by Roland Ridgeway is one of the best reference works on Cheslyn Hay you can have on your book shelf.
Down the pit shortly after leaving school at fourteen, a longstanding connection with Salem Church and a lifelong passion for his beloved  Village were all the experiences Roland Ridgway called upon to write “The Begone Days of Cheslyn Hay” He died in 1993 leaving us with a kaleidoscope of memories to share of those sunny, carefree days.
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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.

Cannock  Courier and Advertiser  16th April 1921   Full story of a well-known resident of Cheslyn Hay, Mr. John Farnell, of 27, Low Street, has suffered another tragic bereavement by the death of his son Thomas Farnell including details of his life and funeral.

Cannock Advertiser  17th April 1954   Details of the congregations at the Mount Zion Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay, for the Sunday school anniversary listing all the soloists.

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