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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...
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...
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...
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...
Cussel College

Cussel College

In the 1980’s Irene Cranwell wrote a series of articles for the Village Magazine under the ‘disguise’ of one of the village pumps.  These articles told elements of the village history and were often written to reflect the broad Essex dialect that...
Chrishall School 1970s

Chrishall School 1970s

One of the last photographs taken at the old school before we all moved over to the new school just across the playing field. Back row from left: Janet Potter, Vernon Clarke, Louise Martin, Simon Chandler, Elizabeth King, Louise Bayer, Fay Grice, Shirley Flack, Angela...
Egg and Spoon Race 1970

Egg and Spoon Race 1970

We think the people shown are as follows (left to right): Andrew Duerden, Karen Funston, Christopher Funston, Ruth Macadam (?), Mr Colin Nelson, Maria King, David Goddard, Sharon Rose.  Others are unknown apart from Eileen Law, the lady with the dark hair sitting at...
Chrishall School 1969 casual outdoor photo

Chrishall School 1969 casual outdoor photo

This more casual photograph looks like it might have been taken by one of the teachers.  Certainly everyone looks rather relaxed and not in the usual formal organised rows as in some of the other official year photographs. Those in the photograph as follows: Back row:...
Chrishall School December 1969

Chrishall School December 1969

This photograph was taken in the old school against the dividing wall between the two classrooms.  It is thought the dividing wall originally could have been folded back to make one big room but by the time this photograph was taken in 1969 it had had so many coats of...
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