Advent 2017

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 any...

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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...

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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...

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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 but...

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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...

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