Loveday family of High Street

Loveday family of High Street

This lovely photograph has written on the back “Stan Loveday as a baby” and “Small boy Walter Loveday”.  Checking on the 1901 census it looks like this could be the Loveday family of High Street.  In 1901 William was 34 and a horsekeeper on a...
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...
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...
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...
The Schools postcard

The Schools postcard

A clear picture of Chrishall old school on this postcard, interestingly titled as ‘The Schools’.  This was presumably because there were two classes held in the school at the time.  The school mistress or master would have lived in the school house to the...
Aunt Daisy

Aunt Daisy

She was Aunt Daisy to generations of Sunday School children in Chrishall. But to give her her full title she was Miss Daisy Maud Revell. Aunty Daisy was one of her the most placid persons I have ever known. Nothing ruffled her and she was completely devoid of physical...
The Abrams family of Builden End

The Abrams family of Builden End

Samuel and Lucy Abrams lived at Builden End and had four children.  Here they are outside their house in Builden End with two of their daughters.  We have some lovely photographs of the Abrams family thanks to Jane Spengler and Penny Swift, relations of the Ives...
Charlie Rogers, Home Farm

Charlie Rogers, Home Farm

A lovely photo of Charlie Rogers looking confidently down into the camera standing out the front of Home Farm in High Street. Charlie went on to marry Dorothy Rush whose parents ran the garage (see yesterday’s advent post). Click on the photo below for a larger...
Mr and Mrs Rush

Mr and Mrs Rush

Mr and Mrs Rush ran the garage in the centre of the village. Among other things they provided taxi services.  You can see a picture of the garage here when it was run by Mr Pigg. (Click on the photograph below to see a larger version)....