September Newsletter

dave-battersby-006Dave Battersby provided a thoroughly enjoyable session at the coffee morning displaying a large variety of pictures of Cannock from his large library. The picture below shows Dave providing supporting commentary during his presentation.

It is hoped that Dave can join us again at a future coffee morning as there are still many as yet unseen pictures in his library.

It has been decided to postpone further Genealogy for Beginners sessions for the foreseeable future. A provisional restart aim has been confirmed to link with the return to full fitness of Ray Franks and the envisaged Great War data that will be gathered as the commemoration arises next year.

We attended the Cheslyn Hay Society Open Day on September 28th. Our display focussed on productions we have issued since our formation four years ago. Numerous visitors came to the display. They included relatives of an ex-miner (William ’Harry’ Willis from Holly Lane) who died in 1949.

An invitation has been received to attend the Bridgetown Society Open Day being held at Bridgetown Working Men’s Club on Sunday, October 20th.

By invitation, we attended a meeting at the Salem, Cheslyn Hay organised by the Cannock Chase Mining Museum. The meeting shared on-going activities and envisaged future plans with information that could be beneficial to all Societies. A number of neighbouring Societies were in attendance. This included Norton Canes, Heath Hayes and Chasewater Light Railway.

It has been drawn to our attention that a number of members have experienced parking problems at the Centre on coffee mornings. Members are asked to park as considerately as possible, especially in order to retain a happy interface with neighbours in nearby buildings.

Community News

This has been a regular feature at coffee mornings for a considerable time. All updates are given verbally, as preferred. We were asked if they could be included in the written newsletter. We will be pleased to include anything from a charity or not-for-profit Organisation. It can publicise upcoming events, such as fund-raising ‘specials’ or a description of an event that has taken place. Please leave details at and efforts will be made to include the requested details in the next newsletter. Many thanks.
Ron Myatt
September 2013