Welcome to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.
Chrishall is a small village on a hilltop in the very north west of Essex, close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. This website is particularly aimed at the local community and the genealogist who perhaps has never visited Chrishall and wishes to visualise the kind of community whence his or her ancestor came.
Chrishall Remembers is the Archive’s Tribute to those from the village who served, and those who were lost, in World War 1.
On Wednesday 7th November we are holding a talk in the Village Hall at 8pm – At Home in Wartime. Dr Deborah Thom of Robinson College, Cambridge, will give the Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture on what it was like for those who were left at home when the men – and women – were called to The Front.
Tickets on the door: £3 / £2.50 for Archive Friends. Refreshments and a raffle.
On Sunday 11th November, 11am – 3pm, the Archive will be open for a special event: Keep the home fires burning, a display of a WWI village home. Do call in to see the display and join us for a cup of tea, coffee, hot soup, and hot sausage rolls.
If you are a Facebook user you might be interested in the Saffron Walden 'Blast from the Past' group which has a real treasure trove of images and information from Saffron Walden and surrounding villages. It is a public group so you should be able to view the posts...read more
I was recently loaned a lovely little book called Two Ears of Barley, written by Jack Wilkerson and published in 1969 and all about the history of Barley in Cambridgeshire. Barley is only about three miles from Chrishall as the crow flies and there are...read more
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