Cheslyn Hay Local History Society Newsletter 5th September 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.

Chat n Cha

See you all on Thursday 9th September 2021 at 10am for a drink and a natter, we will be following all covid recommendations and look forward to seeing you all.

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

4 September 1971  Rugeley Times   Story of the new licensesd restaurant opening at the Old Wyrley Hall,

Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley 3rd September 1921  Story of a football carnival taking place on Saturday afternoon on the Villa Football Ground betweenn Cheslyn Hay Boys team followed by a Cheslyn Hay Ladies match.  Full details.

Details of the local cricket club’s most successful seasons naming players.

Future of the Barn Flat Ground being discussed but with no football to be played there this season.

Story of the unveiling of the Great Wyrley War Memorial this weekend and the recreation ground will be opened by Col. W. Harrison.

Details of the pit accident concerning Councillor R. Brough.

Court case of scrumping apples worth two shillings (10p) at Middle Hill Farm, Cheslyn Hay.  Heavy fines.  Full details.


Judith Robertshaw has received a response to her email from last week re  Dormans FC.

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