Our Salem Base
We are reopening this Tuesday 8th September please note revised opening hours
Revised opening times
Our Salem Base is open from 10am – 1pm every Tuesday
The safety and well-being of our members and volunteers is paramount to us. We will be complying with all Government Guidance on Covid and the Salem’s own safety measures. Our opening hours have been reduced to allow us to sanitize the tables and chairs before and after use. All visitors will have to wear face coverings at all times and we aren’t allowed to use the kitchen so no refreshments will be available at the moment, but we are looking at ways in which we will be able provide hot drinks in the future.
For those who want to browse our photo albums, you will be able to access these via a laptop and our researchers will be available to help with family and local history questions as always.
Unfortunately, our Chat N Char and Speakers Evenings will not take place for the foreseeable future.
This is a learning exercise for all of us and we thank you in advance for your co-operation.
What Happened This Week 50/100 years ago…by Mike Belcher
Cannock Advertiser 3rd September 1970 Story of the brickmaking firm Haunchwood Lewis moving to Rosemary works in Cheslyn Hay.
3rd September 1970 Story of the Cannock Royal Observer Corps based in their underground headquarters at Cheslyn Hay ready for a mock nuclear “attack”.
3rd September 1970 Observations of Mrs. Alice Wayne of 2 Cheslyn Drive on her visit to Canada to see her niece.
3rd September 1970 Mike Perry and his success at the Landywood Estate Residents Association garden competition.
3rd September 1970 The Rev. Ron Hicks, of Cheslyn Hay, has started a trial campaign to make people aware of the church and for the church to have a re-think.
Cannock Chase Courier 4th September 1920 Last week Fred Altree the local fast bowler, accompanied by several of his colleagues accepted an invitation to play with the Warwickshire Club and Ground against Aston Unity.
Story of John Owen Whitehouse, of Station Street, being badly injured whilst working at the Mid Cannock Colliery.
The end of the cricket season with F. Altree and J. Bown having a remarkable successful summer.
Old Newspapers by Dave Washington
Cannock Chase Courier 4th September 1920 Details of the last cricket match of the season played on “The Dell” on Saturday with the gate proceeds set apart for the benefit of T. Hood. with mentions of A. E. Elwell, W. Lawson, J. Bowen and H. Linnett.
Bill Thomason has emailed us with the following request:- “,I know this is a big ask, do you, or any of the members have any photos of any of these spouses from my Wollaston family?
THOMASON SMITH ELIZABETH WOLLASTON
SARAH ANN SHORTER WILLIAM WOLLASTON
FLORENCE PERKES JOHN WOLLASTON
SAMUEL SMITH ADELAIDE WOLLASTON
FLORENCE EVANS JOSEPH V. WOLLASTON
GWENDOLINE CARVER HENRY J. WOLLASTON
ALICE SAMBROOKE ARTHUR WOLLASTON
FRANCIS PEACH ETHEL WOLLASTON
GEORGE GLOVER EDITH M. WOLLASTON
MARGARET NICHOLLS ALBERT WOLLASTON
LEONARD ROBINSON CLARA WOLLASTON
THOMAS BRADLEY MILDRED A. WOLLASTON