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1886 29 January

1886 29 January

On Friday 29th January 1886 the ‘Herts and Cambs Reporter’ reports on a most enjoyable concert evening held in the old school. CHRISHALL CONCERT. – On Friday, 15th inst., a concert was given in the Schoolroom.  The programme was as follows: –...

1899 August 26

This little piece was reported in the Cambridge Daily News of Saturday 26th August 1899.  From looking at the census, it looks like this was Dennis, son of Peter Harvey who fell from the cart. The family lived in Crawley End.  Hopefully Dennis lived to tell the tale...
1887 June 24th

1887 June 24th

On the 20th June 1887, Queen Victoria celebrated her Golden Jubilee.  Chrishall took part in the celebrations with a tea in the field called Thorns to the east side of High Street. Herts and Cambs Reporter Celebrations of the Queen’s Jubilee in the District...
Chrishall at work

Chrishall at work

Trying something a little new for you today – a flip book of some “Chrishall Industry”.  Give it a moment or two to load, particularly if you are on a slow connection.   Your browser does not seem to support iframes. Click here to read 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...
Chapman and Andre 1777

Chapman and Andre 1777

Time for a game – spot the difference.  Above you can see an extract from the Chapman and Andre map of 1777 (reproduced with permission from Essex Record Office).  The Chapman and Andre maps of this date are reputed to be the most accurate maps of the time, but...

Parish Registers

Following, in the Advent 2017 series, from a piece on Aunt Daisy, it seems appropriate to have something further about the church.  Here Irene Cranwell explores the early church registers.  These are currently being transcribed and it is hoped will be available to...
A brief background of the Chapel by Mrs Cranwell

A brief background of the Chapel by Mrs Cranwell

Methodist Chapel Bult 1862.  “that piece of land containing by estimation twelve perches situate at Crowley End, whereon a cottage in the occupation of Widow Read formally stood, but whereon there has since been erected a Primitive Methodist Chapel.” The...
1893 January 27

1893 January 27

Hop on the train at Chrishall Railway Station? In January of 1893 there was a proposal that would have included Chrishall in the railway line that ran through to Haverhill. (Spelling as in the original article). Chelmsford Chronicle 27 January 1893 ANOTHER RAILWAY...
Chrishall Hearth Tax

Chrishall Hearth Tax

(Picture above: the old brewhouse at Gents Farm, now Broad Green Farm). Forasmuch as nothing conduceth more to the peace and prosperity of a nation, and the protection of every single person therein, than that the public revenue thereof may be in some measure...
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