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School Christmas Party 1963

School Christmas Party 1963

Held in the same school rooms as yesterday’s School concert, today we have a Christmas Party from 1963 when Mr and Mrs Nelson were head teachers at Chrishall School.  Mr Nelson was trying the ‘new technology’ of film so there is no sound on this...
Mrs Flack’s story of Mary Rumbell

Mrs Flack’s story of Mary Rumbell

The picture above is Mrs Albert Flack outside Chapel Cottage in Crawley End. Mrs Flack lived in Chrishall all her life but in the story below you can hear the tale of what happened to her one day when she got lost in Chrishall…  She tells her story to Mrs Irene...
And then it snowed

And then it snowed

It seems appropriate for this winter that we include some snowy photos from years gone by.  I cannot name any people on these pictures though – can you?  The photograph above is looking up Crawley End from near the pond on the green, in 1963.  You can just see...
Charles and Mary-Ann Flack

Charles and Mary-Ann Flack

Charles and Mary-Ann Flack who lived in High Street in Chrishall next door to the Guiver’s who lived at ‘Kemps’.  Charles and Mary-Ann had two sons and a daughter according to the 1911 census.  Charles was one of the traction engine drivers as was...
1886 29 January

1886 29 January

On Friday 29th January 1886 the ‘Herts and Cambs Reporter’ reports on a most enjoyable concert evening held in the old school. CHRISHALL CONCERT. – On Friday, 15th inst., a concert was given in the Schoolroom.  The programme was as follows: –...

1899 August 26

This little piece was reported in the Cambridge Daily News of Saturday 26th August 1899.  From looking at the census, it looks like this was Dennis, son of Peter Harvey who fell from the cart. The family lived in Crawley End.  Hopefully Dennis lived to tell the tale...
1887 June 24th

1887 June 24th

On the 20th June 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee.  Chrishall took part in the celebrations with a tea in the field called Thorns to the east side of High Street. Herts and Cambs Reporter Celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee in the District...
Chrishall at work

Chrishall at work

Trying something a little new for you today – a flip book of some “Chrishall Industry”.  Give it a moment or two to load, particularly if you are on a slow connection.   Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read this...
1894 January 6

1894 January 6

Chrishall school makes some improvements as can be seen from this article from the Essex Newsman of 1894 (32 years after the school was built).  The Essex Newsman was a weekly paper first published in 1870, according to the Canvey Island Community site here who have...
Chapman and Andre 1777

Chapman and Andre 1777

Time for a game – spot the difference.  Above you can see an extract from the Chapman and Andre map of 1777 (reproduced with permission from Essex Record Office).  The Chapman and Andre maps of this date are reputed to be the most accurate maps of the time, but...
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