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).  
George Cranwell

George Cranwell

The painting above of Chrishall Chapel was done in 1915 by George Cranwell.  George was the youngest son of Oswald and Ann Cranwell who lived at what is now Ramblers, Crawley End, Chrishall. Oswald and Ann had seven children, six boys and one girl: Charles, Walter,...
Halloween 1971

Halloween 1971

1971 and the very last years spent at the old Chrishall school.  Outdoor toilets and a huge A-frame climbing frame in the playground where a careless tumble sent you crashing onto the tarmac playground.  All fun times!  And some of the best bits were the school...
1920s memories of Chrishall Sarah Flack

1920s memories of Chrishall Sarah Flack

I like the old fashioned fruit, we had everything in our garden at B Green [Broad Green], even a Quince tree over the pond. I often wonder if it is still there. The following article is taken from a letter written to Irene Cranwell in 1986 from Sarah Lucy Flack who...
The Ives of New Farm

The Ives of New Farm

William Ives (left) photographed by Maxwell, photographer at Bishop’s Stortford. This is the story of William and Jessie Rosetta Ives, a couple who were both born in Chrishall. William Allen Ives married Jessie Rosetta Abrams when she was 21 and he was 20. They...
The Tinworths of High Street

The Tinworths of High Street

Above is a picture of the Tinworth family who lived in Jasmine Cottage in the High Street at Chrishall. Edward Tinworth came from Elmdon and was a labourer when he married Sarah Hopwood at Chrishall on 1st May 1849.  Edward was 19 and Sarah just 16 when they were...
Chrishall School Teachers

Chrishall School Teachers

We are hoping to put together a list of all the school teachers from the old Chrishall School here. If you remember any we don’t please let us know! 1862:  School opens 1901: Head: James French and wife Ellen also a teacher 1911: Head: Miriam Mitchell...