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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.
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...
War Memorial

War Memorial

The War Memorial without railings: October 2015 Chrishall lost eight men in the First World War and another 45 villagers are listed on a board in the Church as serving their country in one way or another.  Many of these names can be found on the 1911 Census of course...
Morris Dancers

Morris Dancers

Cotswold Morris Dancers beside the war memorial with the Red Cow in the background. Appropriately, a Morris 8 is parked on the far side of the green! Premier’s bus garage – since redeveloped with housing – can be seen in the photo...
Village Centre Bungalow

Village Centre Bungalow

This bungalow still stands in front of Barleymans and opposite the village sign, albeit it is much changed. The photograph probably dates from the 1950s. On the left of this photograph can be seen the stripey blind that was covering the shop window as for many years...
Chrishall Mummers

Chrishall Mummers

This lovely photo looking north along Hogs Lane (Brick Row is on the left and The Red Cow is hidden behind the hedge on the right) appears to be of a group of villagers dressed as itinerant tradesmen. Could they be on their way to a village fancy dress event? The...
School 1908

School 1908

This nice study of the primary school is postmarked 1908 and addressed to Mrs King in Barnet. Note how narrow the High Street appears to be. The gate marks the current pedestrian access to Jigneys Meadow.
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