People

A community would not be a community without it’s people of course and here you can read of some of those who have lived in Chrishall over the years. Click on a photograph or article title to read more.

Halloween 1971

Halloween 1971

1971 and the very last years spent at the old Chrishall school.  Outdoor toilets and a huge A-frame climbing frame in the playground where a careless tumble sent you crashing onto the tarmac playground.  All fun times!  And some of the best bits were the school...
1920s memories of Chrishall Sarah Flack

1920s memories of Chrishall Sarah Flack

I like the old fashioned fruit, we had everything in our garden at B Green [Broad Green], even a Quince tree over the pond. I often wonder if it is still there. The following article is taken from a letter written to Irene Cranwell in 1986 from Sarah Lucy Flack who...
The Ives of New Farm

The Ives of New Farm

William Ives (left) photographed by Maxwell, photographer at Bishop’s Stortford. This is the story of William and Jessie Rosetta Ives, a couple who were both born in Chrishall. William Allen Ives married Jessie Rosetta Abrams when she was 21 and he was 20. They...
The Tinworths of High Street

The Tinworths of High Street

Above is a picture of the Tinworth family who lived in Jasmine Cottage in the High Street at Chrishall. Edward Tinworth came from Elmdon and was a labourer when he married Sarah Hopwood at Chrishall on 1st May 1849.  Edward was 19 and Sarah just 16 when they were...
Chrishall School Teachers

Chrishall School Teachers

We are hoping to put together a list of all the school teachers from the old Chrishall School here. If you remember any we don’t please let us know! 1862:  School opens 1901: Head: James French and wife Ellen also a teacher 1911: Head: Miriam Mitchell...
Albert and Alice Rogers

Albert and Alice Rogers

This peaceful picture is of Albert and Alice Rogers who brought up a large family at Home Farm, High Street. Albert started out as a carpenter but wanted to get into farming and that is just what he did. You can read an interview with one of his daughters, Annie...
The Harvey Photo Album

The Harvey Photo Album

George Harvey lived in the cottage on the green next to the Red Cow.  He was always smiling and was one of the loveliest and most gentle people I think I have ever met.  I think I am right in saying – please correct me if I am wrong someone – that he was a...
Thomas Harvey’s Obituary

Thomas Harvey’s Obituary

Mr Harvey was blessed with a phenomenal memory and the stories he could tell of Chrishall and Chrishall worthies of yesteryear were legion. He was a raconteur par excellence…

Mrs Cranwell’s Driving Test

This lovely extract is from a recording made by Zofia Everett with Irene Cranwell and is from the Essex Record Office Archive. Irene Cranwell was Chrishall’s village historian for many years and much of the current archive that we have is from her collection....
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