Chrishall Village History

… taking new technology to tell old stories …


Welcolme to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.

This site is not intended to be a detailed history but is designed to give visitors a feel for what life was like in Chrishall during the early part of the twentieth century. It 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.  For more academic research please visit our Useful Links page.

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


The ‘Crawley End Pump’ tells how Chrishall old school was started – you can read the story here
mrs kemp class 1976
School class from 1976/7
 – are there any familiar faces?
chrishall show committee
The Vegetable and Flower Show Committee – our ‘At Play’ section has more on the village shows
The Rabbit Club – we need to know more about this – if you know more please get in touch!
The history of the Chapel
Hicks the butchers
 is one of the businesses in our new Village Shops section

Visit us!

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.

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