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Chrishall Hearth Tax

Chrishall Hearth Tax

(Picture above: the old brewhouse at Gents Farm, now Broad Green Farm). Forasmuch as nothing conduceth more to the peace and prosperity of a nation, and the protection of every single person therein, than that the public revenue thereof may be in some measure...
Chapel Digging Party

Chapel Digging Party

This newspaper article shows a digging party in action to ‘save’ the chapel from being flooded. But we are not really sure where they are digging!  Can anyone enlighten us? Unfortunately the newspaper clip is undated but we think it is possibly early...
Re-opening of the church 1869

Re-opening of the church 1869

In 2015 Chrishall Church underwent an extensive project to replace the floor, replace some of the pews with chairs and also make many of the pews moveable to make a more flexible meeting place for the village.  This project has been a complete success and if you have...
Hamlet House Photographs

Hamlet House Photographs

These evocative photographs are believed to be the Mallow family who lived at Hamlet House in Pond Street. This is the large house that stands back and is the first house as you go down the road to Pond Street from the main B1039 Saffron Walden to Royston road.  I...
Grazing on Chrishall Common

Grazing on Chrishall Common

Before the Enclosure Acts, Chrishall Common was the land at the back of the High Street heading over towards Chishill. Exactly where it was I don’t know but you do see it marked on old maps …

Are these the Mallows too?

Are these the Mallows too?

Update: August 2017: I first made these photographs available under the title ‘Unknown’ trying to find out who they were.  Some of them are definitely the same pictures as we have subsequently found on a collection of glass slides and have possibly been...

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”....
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...
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