Cheslyn Hay Local History Society – Newsletter 19th 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.

Speakers Night  29th September 2021 at 7.30pm admission  £1.00 including refreshments.
Our Speaker for the evening is Andrew French “The Rise & Rise of Morecombe & Wise.”

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

This week because of missing newspapers in the Archives we are looking back to The Cannock Chase Courier September 1953 and 1903

4th Spetember 1953  Details of the Cannock Rural District Council suggestion of using part of the canal reservoir off Walkmill Lane, Cheslyn Hay, for house refuse tipping.

11th September 1953  Dr. L. D. Malone, of Cheslyn Hay, recalled to members of Cheslyn Hay over 60 club the familiar jingle supposed to have been scratched on a window pane at the Four Crosses Inn, Hatherton by Dr. Johnathon Swift.  Full story.

From the Cannock Chase Courier 1903
5th September 1903  
Story regarding the opening ceremony of working men’s club.

5th September 1903
  Full details of the Sunday school anniversary in connection with the Salem Church.

General News  We have received the sad news from Ron that  his mother, Olive Mary Whitehouse, has passed away at her home in Ipswich, aged 97 years. We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to all the family.  Olive lived her earlier life before the war in the family home of 3 Cemetery Street, Cheslyn Hay . She was the daughter of Harry & Susannah Whitehouse. During the war she  joined the WRAF and she  married Reginald Kendall at Salem Cheslyn Hay in1945. Olives son Ron still lives in the Cannock area.

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