Newsletter 11th December 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. We hope that while covid rates are increasing that visitors will wear a face mask to help protect themselves and other visitors.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
10th December 1971. Lichfield Mercury
Methodists make hay with five of the best!
Burntwood Methodists visited Cheslyn Hay and maintained their unbeaten record in the Cannock and Rugeley Youth League with a convincing 5-0 victory.
10th December 1921 Cannock Chase Courier
Cheslyn Hay Rates
Mr. A. H. Friendship presented the rates for the Parish of Cheslyn Hay;- Poor rate 6/6 (as against 6/-), special expenses rate 1/9 (as against 2/-), and lighting rate 4d (as against 3d).,
£2 for Ferreting
Frederick Pearce, of Saredon, was charged with trespassing in pursuit of game at SaredonObscene Language Thomas Wheeler and Margaret Wheeler, Station Street, Cheslyn Hay, were summoned for using obscene language. Sergt. Wright said the defendants had been to Bloxwich, and the obscene language was being used because the bus stopped at the wrong place. Defendants were fined in August for a similar offence and they were now ordered to pay 20s.
Soccer
Birmingham Junior Cup Cheslyn Hay Villa received Sunbeam Motors Club in the second round of the above competition, Cheslyn Hay and Great Wyrley
On Thursday evening of last week, a large and interested audience assembled at the Cheslyn Hay Working Men’s Club Assembly Room, when the Rev. John Naylor, gave an address on “Unemployment and some of its Causes
The members of the Literary and Debating Society had an entertaining evening, on Monday, when Mrs. M. E. Allan, Head Mistress of the Girls School, gave an interesting paper on “The 45’sr.
A sad fatality occured at Great Wyrley on Saturday last, which resulted in the death of Horace Whitehouse, a son of Handel Whitehouse, a well known and respected Wyrley resident. The unfortunate boy was severely scalded
Mr. A. Willetts, of Landywood, Secretary of the Landywood Ex-Service Men’s Welfare Fund has received a communication from headquarters notifying him that the sum of £67 18s. has been allocated to the ex-service men of the parish.
MERCIA THE ANCIENT KINGDOM OF CENTRAL ENGLAND part 8 by Peter Cadman
Significant Mercian Settlements
All the settlements discussed are to be found within an approximate radius of twenty.

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