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
- 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
- 31 Dec 2016: Jack Green and his childhood in Chrishall with stories of school and working on local farms
- 30 Dec 2016: The time of my life – an evacuee’s stories from Chrishall 1939 – 42
- 29 Dec 2016: Spenny Loveday and Chrishall Cricket
- 28 Dec 2016: Spenny’s memories of living at The Wells in Builden End before water and electricity were laid on to the house
- 27 Dec 2016: An interview with Annie Rogers of Home Farm
- 28 Nov 2016: More names have been added to the photo for laying the foundation stone of the school room at the chapel. (Only six names to go!)
- 25 Nov 2016: Proof that members of Chrishall Chapel did indeed go to Australia and start a chapel there. Read more here >>
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.