A period of unrest leads to road improvements!

A period of unrest leads to road improvements!

1830 Wheat 64s 3d per quarter. A changeable summer. Accounts of the harvest vary, some recording a good harvest and some estimating it as less than average. Blizzards in mid-January and severe frosts in February, March was fine, warm and excellent for sowing. July was...
Chrishall History Facebook Page

Chrishall History Facebook Page

New Chrishall History Facebook page so we can continue to share the collection even when the Archive is closed. As I write this we are in the midst of a pandemic – Corvid-19 has changed our lives and is a historic event in itself. One of the impacts of the virus...
VE Day 75th Commemoration

VE Day 75th Commemoration

Friday 8th May 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VE Day, Victory in Europe, where the country celebrated the end of part, at least, of the Second World War. (VJ day was to come later in the year.) Chrishall never seems backwards at coming forwards when a party is in the...
VE Day 75th Commemoration

The Royal Observer Corps

The following article was written by Joe Hagger who was one of the village cobblers or shoe-makers and lived in the cottage that faces the green next to The Red Cow. (This article is published as written and the language reflects the time at which Mr Hagger was...
Dancing round the Maypole

Dancing round the Maypole

I hope you were out at the crack of dawn this morning to wash in the morning dew to preserve your youth and dancing round your maypoles! I remember dancing round the maypole in Chrishall old school playground, although how the pole was held up I can’t remember....
Local quotes

Local quotes

Some local quotes The following extract comes from a newspaper article of 10 August 1962. The article was written for the Royston Crow which at that time appears to have been called the Herts and Ca(mbridge Observer?) and Royston Crow – I only have part of the...
Abrams Family Group

Abrams Family Group

This photograph was given to the collection by Romaine – many thanks. It might add something to the Abrams jigsaw! It is thought to have been taken in 1914 after Clara Ives marriage to Will Drury. Standing from left to right: Lucy and Samuel Abrams, Nell and...
Art and Archive 2019

Art and Archive 2019

On November 23rd we ran the third Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture. This year it took the form of an afternoon exhibition plus evening talk. We were very pleased to work with SOCA, the Society of Chrishall Artists at this event. Chrishall Archive Group had a history...
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...