Welcome to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.
Chrishall is a small village on a hilltop in the very north west of Essex, close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. This website is particularly aimed at the local community and the genealogist who perhaps has never visited Chrishall and wishes to visualise the kind of community whence his or her ancestor came.
New information, comments and pictures are always welcome!
Please get in touch if you have something to contribute to the site. If you have a photograph you would be prepared to lend so we may copy it for publication, please get in touch via the contact form.
If, as you are browsing the site, something triggers a memory then do feel free to leave a comment via the form at the bottom of each page. These comments will be published but they are ‘moderated’ (checked) before publication.
Latest content and Updates
- 18 March 2017: Unknowns – can you name these people?
- 17 March 2017: updates to Heptzibah and George Harvey and to Thomas Harvey’s Obituary
- 10 March 2017: is it possible to match the 1911 census to dwellings in Broad Green?
- 25 Feb 2017: An update to the Reapers photograph with nams and a description of ‘swonjing’.
- 11 Feb 2017: Tom Harvey’s Obituary
- 19 Jan 2017: Mrs Cranwell’s driving test: Irene Cranwell tells Zofia Everett how she passed her driving test in her tiny car.
- 1 Jan 2017: a new postcard of Phoenix Cottage Crawley End
This site is just a taster of the huge amount of community archive information that is held in the village. We have photographs, written records, The Chrishall Scrapbook as well as many recordings from Irene Cranwell who was a veteran historian and radio broadcaster on Radio Cambridgeshire for many years.
We would be delighted to see you. Please fill out the contact form to arrange a visit.