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...
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...
You never know

You never know

One of the, many, fun things about this process of setting up the Archive and working through the collections is that you never know what you might find.  Every time I enter the Archive and pick up a folder to flick through, something new catches my eye.  Sometimes...
Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture 2017

Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture 2017

  CHRISHALL ARCHIVE GROUP PRESENTS The Inaugural Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture A talk by Kevin Swann THE TRACTION ENGINES OF DRAGE AND KENT, CHRISHALL   8pm Wednesday 4th October 2017 at Chrishall Village Hall (South Hall)   Tickets on the door: £3 per person or £2...
Prints from glass plates

Prints from glass plates

I have had such a fun morning.  A little while ago I was handed a box of glass plates which had been found many, many years ago when a local house was being cleared.  These were glass plate negatives of photographs and contained pictures of family groups as well as...
A virtual tour of the old museum

A virtual tour of the old museum

Before the Archive we have today, Chrishall Museum was housed in a large site caravan and for a while was actually mobile! This mobile museum travelled round the county visiting shows at Wimpole Hall and Radio Cambridgeshire. It was immensely difficult taking a very...

Official Pavilion Opening

The weather kept dry, just about, on Sunday 25th June 2017 when the official opening of the Chrishall Pavilion community building took place.  The whole building was looking very spick and span and decked out with flowers and bunting to celebrate the day.  Teas and...

Archive to be open 1st May

The Archive will be open for you to visit from Monday 1st May 2017 Last weekend was spent starting to move in some of the files, folders, books, CDs and tapes that make up most of the Archive collection.  This will all be sorted gradually over the coming weeks and...
Archive at the Pavilion progressing well

Archive at the Pavilion progressing well

The new Chrishall Archive at the Pavilion is progressing well and should be open soon.  We hear the official date for the opening of the new facilities at the pavilion is to be the first May bank holiday, Monday 1st May.  More details will be available nearer the...

The development of CAG

Chrishall Archive Group is a group of individuals who are interested in researching and preserving the village history. The first official meeting of CAG was Thursday 3rd November 2016.  However there had been informal meetings before that to share village stories and...