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...
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...
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...
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...