Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 15th August 2021

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.
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.
Chat n Cha
We had excellent turnout for our first meeting since March last year, it was nice to see so many of our friends enjoying the social morning.

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.

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

11th August 1961   Walsall Observer & South Staffordshire Chronicle  For the first time in the history of Cheslyn Hay Salem Methodist Church five children were christening in one service on Sunday morning and the number was the largest ever in the history of the church.  Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  13th August 1921
Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
Story of 60 members of the Springfields (Wolverhampton) Working Men’s Club paid their annual visit to the local club.

Details of the open-air concert held on the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Bowling Green.

Tomorrow (Sunday) the unveiling and dedication of Cheslyn Hay’s War Memorial will take place at 3 o’clock.  Full story.

Another win for the local cricket club over the Rugeley Military Camp to meet Pension Club. Scores and bowling figures.

On Saturday a bowling competition took place on the Talbot green with full details.

Story and full details of a large musical concert held at Landywood at the Club’s Assembly Room.

Results of the Woodman Bowling competition with the outcomes of the semi-final and final ties.

Eight locals caught ganbling on Sunday and fined heavily.

Lily Pullman, Harrison’s Buildings Landywood was ordered to pay the costs of 5s 6d, for riding a bicycle on the footpath.

Details and results of three bowling matches – Woodman(Cheslyn Hay) v Shareshill,  Cannock Railway Hotel v Cheslyn Hay W. M. C. and Landywood W. M. C. v Leamore

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