Remembrance Sunday 2019

Remembrance Sunday 2019

Members of Chrishall Archive Group joined with the Parish Council to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. The church service this year was held in Chishill where the names of all those listed on the war memorials from all the group of churches were read out. It was felt it...
Green Wedding 1907

Green Wedding 1907

This is the wedding of Walter Green and Rhoda Brand which took place on 22nd June 1907. They are pictured outside Peacock Cottage in Crawley End. We know some of the people on the photograph but not all of them so if you can name anyone else do please let us know in...
Chrishall Observation Post

Chrishall Observation Post

On the corner of Hertford Lane, just about where the red car is in the photograph above, used to stand the Chrishall Observation Post. It was a concrete structure, fairly substantial but also fairly well hidden in the undergrowth and hedging that grew up around it....
Crawley End Gallery

Crawley End Gallery

Enjoy the photographs in our gallery below. Click on a photograph to see the enlarged version. Arrows will appear either side of the photograph so that you can move forward, or backwards, through the gallery. Or you can click the cross to the top right of the...
Postcards and Pens

Postcards and Pens

The old photographs in our collection are much admired and now you can own some of your own copies – or send them to friends.  We have a lovely collection of five postcards depicting old scenes of the village and one modern beautiful Springtime image of the...
The Dove Brooch

The Dove Brooch

(Image above: www.finds.org.uk) A brooch has been found near to Chrishall and it’s story raises some fascinating questions about the origins of the village. I was reminded about this little silver brooch when the Archive attended the recent 12th Century Live event at...
Cheeky card with a lovely address

Cheeky card with a lovely address

Chrishall being so close to several county borders has always caused some confusion with it’s location. Although we are definitely in Essex, our postal address has always been ‘Royston, Herts’. And when postcodes came in, we came under Stevenage with...
A follow up to the Tinworth Story

A follow up to the Tinworth Story

In August 2017 the BBC Who Do You Think You Are programme included a connection to the Tinworth family who were mining for gold in Australia.  Knowing that we had Tinworths in the village, I looked up the connection and found that indeed Charles Tinworth who went to...
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...