Cheslyn Hay Local History Society -Newsletter 3rd October 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.
At our Speakers night last week we welcomed Andrew French who entertained us with his excellent  talk “The Rise and Rise of Morecombe & Wise

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. Entry will be strictly ticket only  please ring Malcolm on 07794 418295 for all enquires, only 6 tickets left

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

Cannock Advertiser & Courier  1st October 1921 The Salem Methodist Church, Cheslyn Hay, celebrated its annual Harvest Festival on Sunday last.  Full story.

Important Sale of Freehold Properties Details of propeties sold by South and Stubbs at Cheslyn Hay on Tuesday, October 18th,1921

In Memoriam.  HEMINSLEY On the 16th Ult. at Black Lees Farm, Saredon, Alfred, dearly loved husband of Lucy Ann Heminsley.

Cheslyn Hay Pariah Council Story of the indisposition of the Chairman Mr FW Hawkins.

Parish Council Outing  The Vice-Chairman (Mr. Baxter) stated that the members of the Council, thanks to the Chairman (Mr. Hawkins), had enjoyed a most enjoyable outing to Church Stretton and Wenlock Edge.
Education Details of a very satifactory report relative to educational matters in the township.


A meeting of the Cheslyn Hay War Memorial Committee was held but there was still a balance to be found.

A fire alarm was raised at the Old Coppice Colliery on Saturday. Damage to the extent of about £300 was done and a motor lorry destroyed.

There was considerable discussion at the Parish Council relative to allotments, footpaths and fences at the recreation ground.  Full details.

Story of an unfortunate accident took place in Holly Bush Lane, on Wednesday, resulting in the loss of a valuable horse.

The Salvation Army celebrated their Harvest Festival, on Sunday, when services were held in the Assembly Room of the Working Men’s Club. Full details.

The members of the Talbot Bowling Club are to be heartily congratulated upon winning the Bloxwich and District League Championship. Full details with names of the successful winners.

Shareshill Garden Party was held on the Vicarage Lawn, Shareshill, on Thursday afternoon, in aid of the renovation fund of the Parish Church. Full details.

Newspaper for this week in 1971 is missing

Mercia, The ancient Kingdom of Central Englandby Peter Cadman part 6

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