Two Ears of Barley

Two Ears of Barley

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 lots of...
Church Newsletter July 1950

Church Newsletter July 1950

Some things don’t change, thankfully, and it is good to know that we can all still enjoy a good local village fete.  I thought you might enjoy Rev. Bagley’s report of the success of Chrishall fete in July 1950 from the church magazine of that time. Walter...

1900 September 29

The following report appeared in The Newsman on September 29th, 1900: KILLED AT CHRISHALL _________ THE CORONER’S INQUIRY _________ VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER _________ “YOU HAVE KILLED DAVID” The inquiry into the death of David Rodgers, the result of a...
Through the Keyhole

Through the Keyhole

This summer’s project for Chrishall Archive is Through the Keyhole We want to find out who lived where in Chrishall.  With approximately 250 homes and at least 500 years of history we felt that this was a project that offered plenty of scope!! On a more serious...

Church Road Garage and Cottages

The Gate cottage and garage used to look very different to what they do today. Read on to find out more about the cottages that have now disappeared and a little history of The Gate and the garage.

The boy with the birds

The boy with the birds

The boy with the birds continues to fascinate Just over a year ago I wrote about a picture of the boy with the birds.  This was around the time when we found the photographs that turned out to be (we think) the Mallow family from Hamlet House, Pond Street near...
The story of Engleric

The story of Engleric

We have recently been asked the reason behind the name Engleric and are delighted to re-produce this article written many years ago for the village magazine.  Mrs Irene Cranwell, village historian, wrote articles for many years under the guise of the village pumps. ...
Loveday family of High Street

Loveday family of High Street

This lovely photograph has written on the back “Stan Loveday as a baby” and “Small boy Walter Loveday”.  Checking on the 1901 census it looks like this could be the Loveday family of High Street.  In 1901 William was 34 and a horsekeeper on a...
Rev Sharman Chrishall Chapel

Rev Sharman Chrishall Chapel

After a recent conversation I was reminded of the images we have of the Rev. George Sharman.  He was at Chrishall Chapel at the time of the opening of the school room. You can see him in the photograph below, fourth from the right.  And we also have the picture above...