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Village Green 1940s

Village Green 1940s

Photograph from the Bruce Drury Collection View from Church road towards Martenholme in the 1940s or early 1950s. Note the (red & white?) kerbs – was this a wartime safety measure? The gates you can see in the centre of the picture were apparently, at one...
And then it snowed

And then it snowed

It seems appropriate for this winter that we include some snowy photos from years gone by.  I cannot name any people on these pictures though – can you?  The photograph above is looking up Crawley End from near the pond on the green, in 1963.  You can just see...
The Red Cow  and brushwood

The Red Cow and brushwood

The Red Cow looking much smarter here and what looks like large piles of brushwood, stakes and poles stacked around the small shed that is now where the Red Cow car park is.  It looks like someone was perhaps running a fencing and hedging business – do we know...
The Post Office at Martinholme

The Post Office at Martinholme

Martinholme clearly marked here as Chrishall Post Office.  Run by the Chambers family for many years, this was apparently not only the Post Office but one of the several village shops in the village at that time.  Not only was it well stocked with anything you needed...
Martinholme and The Green

Martinholme and The Green

Another picture of Martinholme here taken from further back near Ede Negus’s cottage.  You can see how much the pond encroached on the road and also how much narrower the roads were then.
Church Road from the Green

Church Road from the Green

This postcard, of a similar age to the earlier picture of The Green, shows Church Road with the Pigg / Rush garage on the left.  You can also see Ede Negus’s slate roofed cottage on the far left of the picture.  This cottage has been replaced with a modern house...
The Green 1920s?

The Green 1920s?

The Green at Chrishall looking somewhat different to what it does today.  This postcard is undated but possibly comes from the 1920s?  It is obviously after the War Memorial was placed on the Green but I’m not sure when those large telegraph poles appeared in...
Church Road then and now

Church Road then and now

This postcard of Chrishall has recently come to light and shows how much the trees and hedges have now grown up to obscure the view.  This card is undated and was never used so it is difficult to say when the photograph was taken but it is of a similar style to other...
Chrishall Grange House

Chrishall Grange House

A very clear aerial photograph here of Chrishall Grange House possibly from the 1960s? You can read here about Samuel Jonas, from the 1860s, who was just one of the forward thinking farmers who have run the Chrishall Grange estate over the years. Click on the...
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