Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 23rd May 2021

Membership
Thank you to all the members who have already renewed their membership for 2021/22, we hope you are all keeping well, and that it wont be too much longer until we can all meet again.
If you have normally paid via PayPal – you do not need to do anything – as your membership will renew automatically. If you pay by cheque please send  to address below (made out to CH&DLHS) or you can pay in cash to:-Membership Secretary CH&DLHS, C/O – 9 Coltsfoot View, Cheslyn Hay, Staffordshire. WS6 7BG

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 a variety of reports from previous years where possible.

Birmingham Daily Post  18th May 1971  Full story of the letter which a former councilor of Cheslyn Hay sent to the Queen was one of several which cost him a total of £1000 libel damages yesterday.
Rugeley Times  15th  May 1971  Two men, one from Cheslyn Hay, pleaded guilty to dishonestly taking more than six hundredweight of coal, worth £3.25, when they appeared before Rugeley magistrates.  Full story.

21 May 1921  Details of a communication was read from Cannock Rural District Council intimated that the authority do not intend to take steps regarding the proposed improvement of Coppice Lane Corner at Cheslyn Hay.

21 May 1921  Story of the poor rate collector for the Cannock district, is to have a district office at Cheslyn Hay.

21 May 1921  The Cheslyn Hay Primitive Methodists held their annual Sunday School treat on Whit Monday in a field kindly lent by Mr. Alfred Heminsley  Full details.

21 May 1921  Story of the Working Men’s Club Male Voice Choir in their performance in the Musical Competition on Tuesday at Dudley Castle Fetes.
21 May 1921  The children attending Salem Church School, had their annual school treat on Tuesday.  Full details.
21 May 1921  The local cricket club commenced the season with two wins over Beudesert, and the Sunbeam Motors Works Club. 

Staffordshire Name Indexes  An excellent website brought to you by Staffordshire & Stoke On Trent Archive Service allowing free access.  All listed.

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