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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...

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...

Kelly’s Directory 1933

This extract from Kellys directory of 1933 for Chrishall shows the first appearance of telephone numbers (T N) in the directory.  (It is also interesting that Mr Crocker felt he could advertise “any make of car supplied”!) We know quite a bit about the...

Vegetable and Flower Show Committee

Flower and Produce Shows don’t happen without a lot of work behind the scenes.  Here are the Chrishall Flower and Vegetable Show Committee members from… – mid 1990’s?  (If you know the date please let us know!) Back row: David Wooten, Mark...
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