Welcome

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.  For more academic research please visit our Useful Links page.

Christmas Stories
Between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve 2016 there will be a new story released here each day.  Come back and enjoy the stories of Annie Rogers, Jack Green, Spenny and others…

    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

     

    chrishall-school-1916-drury
    The ‘Crawley End Pump’ tells how Chrishall old school was started – you can read the story here
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    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
    rabbit-club
    The Rabbit Club – we need to know more about this – if you know more please get in touch!
    chrishall-chapel-1910
    The history of the Chapel
    hicks-butchers-chrishall
    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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