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1899 August 26

This little piece was reported in the Cambridge Daily News of Saturday 26th August 1899.  From looking at the census, it looks like this was Dennis, son of Peter Harvey who fell from the cart. The family lived in Crawley End.  Hopefully Dennis lived to tell the tale...
Chrishall at work

Chrishall at work

Trying something a little new for you today – a flip book of some “Chrishall Industry”.  Give it a moment or two to load, particularly if you are on a slow connection.   Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read this...
1894 January 6

1894 January 6

Chrishall school makes some improvements as can be seen from this article from the Essex Newsman of 1894 (32 years after the school was built).  The Essex Newsman was a weekly paper first published in 1870, according to the Canvey Island Community site here who have...

Parish Registers

Following, in the Advent 2017 series, from a piece on Aunt Daisy, it seems appropriate to have something further about the church.  Here Irene Cranwell explores the early church registers.  These are currently being transcribed and it is hoped will be available to...
A brief background of the Chapel by Mrs Cranwell

A brief background of the Chapel by Mrs Cranwell

Methodist Chapel Bult 1862.  “that piece of land containing by estimation twelve perches situate at Crowley End, whereon a cottage in the occupation of Widow Read formally stood, but whereon there has since been erected a Primitive Methodist Chapel.” The...
1893 January 27

1893 January 27

Hop on the train at Chrishall Railway Station? In January of 1893 there was a proposal that would have included Chrishall in the railway line that ran through to Haverhill. (Spelling as in the original article). Chelmsford Chronicle 27 January 1893 ANOTHER RAILWAY...
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...
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