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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...
Drury Wedding 1909

Drury Wedding 1909

On Saturday 7th August 1909 the double wedding of two Drury sisters, Mary and Fanny, took place at Chrishall Parish Church. Mary, 25, married Albert Cranwell, 26, who was an Engine Driver from the village. Fanny, 36, married Alfred Ernest Walker, 32, a Baker from...
Chrishall Women’s Institute 1995

Chrishall Women’s Institute 1995

Here are Chrishall Women’s Institute in 1995 with three generations of the same family being members at the same time (grandmother, mother, daughter shown in bold).  We were meeting in the Chapel Hall and it must have been a special occasion to warrant and...

John Cane with friends

John Cane and Michael Manning play conkers in front of Barleymans in the 1950s and, below, John Cane and Michael Swift play in the snow. (Photo lent by John Cane) The black barn on the right stood in front of Barleymans but was later dismantled and re-erected to the...
A WI group

A WI group

From left – Nora Cane (lived at Barleymans); (not known); John Cane; Daisy Revel; Mrs Harry Flack (lived at the High St end of Brick Row); Mrs Pitches (lived at the bottom end of Hogs Lane, on the left).  
Women’s Institute outing, 1930.

Women’s Institute outing, 1930.

Chrishall Women’s Institute visit Messrs Peak Frean’s Biscuit Factory. Left to right: Miss Mabel Smith, Mrs Wisbey, Mrs E Flack, Mrs Langford, Miss Mynard, Mrs Pitches, Mrs K Flack, Miss Revell and Mrs Harry Flack. Lovely video about Peak Freans on YouTube...
Fancy Dress Parade at a Methodist Fete

Fancy Dress Parade at a Methodist Fete

Fancy Dress Parade at a Methodist Fete in 1951 held in the meadow opposite Cedar House in Palmer’s Lane. Some names L to R: Isabel Cranwell is holding the News placard; Russell Rose is wearing the striped pullover; Leslie Cranwell is the cowboy. More names R to...
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