Chapel Flower Festival

Chapel Flower Festival

A reminder that the lovely space we now enjoy as our village hall has always been a community building. I don’t have a date for this newspaper report but I guess it was perhaps the 1970s or 1980s? Does anyone know? Pictured above Mr Bob Clarke in the chapel....
Farming in 1864

Farming in 1864

October 1864 and Samuel Jonas down at Chrishall Grange has had a trying year on the farm. This is his report he sent in to the Agricultural Gazette and published in the Chelmsford Chronicle on the 7th October 1864. The crops about Saffron Walden – Mr Samuel...
Parish Magazine December 1898

Parish Magazine December 1898

This is the start of our Christmas Articles published for 2018 and I thought it might be appropriate to start with a little light reading. So below is the Parish magazine for December 1898. This magazine covered the Chesterfords, Great Chishill, Chrishall, Debden,...
Christmas Articles 2018

Christmas Articles 2018

As you may know from the last newsletter – (sign up for your copy here if you currently miss out!) – I was hoping to do an advent calendar on the website again this year but other things have got in the way and I have not had time to put all the articles...
Chrishall Remembers World War 1

Chrishall Remembers World War 1

Thank you to everyone who supported the events to commemorate World War 1 that we held at the Archive in November. Thank you to our many visitors, people who loaned items for the display, gave us items for the Archive, came to the talk and supported us by email even...
Football Handbook 1947-48

Football Handbook 1947-48

We have a picture of Chrishall’s ‘winning’ football team (pictured above).  However we only assume they were ‘winning’ because they were holding a cup.  But what did they win?  If you can help us with what they won or who they were please...
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...