Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter – 29th 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.

Cheslyn Hay Community  Club
We are displaying a presentation of the history of the War Memorial covering the last 100 years on our stall at the Summer Fete at Cheslyn Hay Community & Sports club today 29th August 12pm to 4pm.

Speakers Evening
Last Thursday 26th August we had an excellent turnout for Steve Geale who entertained us in full Tudor costume with his very interesting talk on  ‘Tudor Indiscretions’. 

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

24th  August 1971 Birmingham Daily Post   Councilor William George Mytton has died in hospital aged 60. Full details.

Cannock Chase Courier & Advertiser  27th August 1921  Details of the marriage at the Salem Church, Cheslyn Hay, between Mr. Donald S. Lowe, son of Mrs. Harvey of Rock Villa’s, and Miss. Florence May, youngest daughter of Mr. Geo. Hudson, of Cheslyn Hay.
27th August 1921 Cheslyn Hay News

The Senior Bowling Club completed its competition on Monday evening with details and scores of the final rounds.
A presentation took place on Tuesday evening, at the Red Lion Hotel to Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Seedhouse.  Full story.

Licensing  Transfer of the license of the Red Lion Inn from Mr. G. W. Seedhouse to Mr. Richard H. Lockett. 
Bowls  Outcome of the match Summer House(Wolverhampton) v Cheslyn Hay Senior Club.

Enquiry from Website  Judith Robertshaw emailed us asking for details of a gold medal presented to a Dormans FC player at the Penkridge Charity Cup 1920-21.

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