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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....

Jack Green – childhood in Chrishall

Jack was born at Chalky Lane in 1909 to Fred and Matilda Green.  Both his mother and father were born in the village, his father at the old cottages that used to be to the left of the chapel. Jack started school at 5 but “didn’t do any good at all”....
Miss Annie Rogers, Home Farm, Chrishall

Miss Annie Rogers, Home Farm, Chrishall

The following are notes I made from listening to an audio interview with Miss Annie Rogers of Home Farm, High Street.  The interview was recorded on 18th July 1994 by Essex Record Office.  The village archive at the pavilion holds a copy of the interview on CD and it...
The time of my life – Chrishall, 1939-42

The time of my life – Chrishall, 1939-42

Evacuee Norman Sherry tells us about his time in Chrishall during the Second World War (taken from an article sent to Mrs Cranwell in 2002).  Norman arrived with a group of 14 children who were evacuees in the village.  His memories are still very clear of the...
Spenny Loveday and Chrishall Cricket

Spenny Loveday and Chrishall Cricket

(Spenny Loveday interviewed by Stephen Foote) We recently caught up in the Red Cow and discussed the fortunes of the village cricket team over the years. Spenny joined the cricket team whilst still at Saffron Walden Technical and Modern school, having taken to the...

Memories from Spenny Loveday

Chrishall Born and Bred Life-long resident Spencer (Spenny) Loveday shares some reminiscences about his life in the village in the years during and after the war, interviewed by Stephen Foote and first published in The Village Web. Born in Royston in 1942, Spenny grew...
Chrishall School 1976/7

Chrishall School 1976/7

Back row: Mrs Kemp, Stephen Wyatt, Adam Norris, Trojan Brand,David Homer, Philip Cranwell, Michael Wiseman, Stephen Starr, Kenny McQuirk, David page. Third Row: Paul Heath, Gus Kimber, Amanda Pyle, Jo Cranwell, Kate Bayer, Hilary Garrett, Amanda Dyer, Tracey Starr,...
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