Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 8th August 2021

Our Salem Base
Our opening hours are reduced 10.00 am until 1.00 pm. to allow time for us to provide a covid safe environment
We are providing hand sanitizer at the entrance and we would urge all visitors to use it. The wearing of facemasks will not be compulsory but we would encourage visitors to consider wearing a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.

Chat n Char is resuming on  this Thursday August 12th  at 10am, we will be following all covid recommendations and hope to see all our old friends there.

Speakers Evening
On Thursday 26th August 7.30pm we will be welcoming Steve Geale who will be entertaining us with a talk ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. Entrance will be £1 including light refreshments.

Lesley Smith as Katharine of Aragon
We are very pleased to announce that Lesley Smith, the very popular historian, will be appearing as Katharine of Aragon on Thursday October 14th at 7.30 pm at the Salem schoolroom. Tickets are just £8 and will be available very shortly. Please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 to reserve your tickets as space is limited and demand is expected to be high.

Cheslyn Hay War Memorial
Saturday 14th August marks the 100 year anniversary of the unveiling of the village war memorial. We will be displaying a presentation of the history of the Memorial covering the last 100 years on our stall at the Summer Fete at Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports club on 29th August 2021.

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

Walsall Observer and South Staffordshire Chronicle  5th August 1960  The funeral of Mr. Richard H. Brough , of 103 Station Street, the longest serving member of Cheslyn Hay Parish Council including full details of his life.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  6th August 1921  Story of a committee being formed at Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club for raising funds to feed members children during the recent Coal Crisis.
6th August 1921  Story of serious accident involving George Turner, of Low Street.
6th August 1921  Details of the winners at the Great Wyrley Flower Show.
6th August 1921  Anniversary services at the Salem Church with full details.
6th August 1921  Cannock Rural Council announced the abolition of a dilapidated house at Cheslyn Hay after a good deal of difficulty in disposing of the occupant.      

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