Parish Magazine December 1898

Parish Magazine December 1898

This is the start of our Christmas Articles published for 2018 and I thought it might be appropriate to start with a little light reading. So below is the Parish magazine for December 1898. This magazine covered the Chesterfords, Great Chishill, Chrishall, Debden,...
Chrishall Remembers World War 1

Chrishall Remembers World War 1

Thank you to everyone who supported the events to commemorate World War 1 that we held at the Archive in November. Thank you to our many visitors, people who loaned items for the display, gave us items for the Archive, came to the talk and supported us by email even...
Football Handbook 1947-48

Football Handbook 1947-48

We have a picture of Chrishall’s ‘winning’ football team (pictured above).  However we only assume they were ‘winning’ because they were holding a cup.  But what did they win?  If you can help us with what they won or who they were please...
Church Newsletter July 1950

Church Newsletter July 1950

Some things don’t change, thankfully, and it is good to know that we can all still enjoy a good local village fete.  I thought you might enjoy Rev. Bagley’s report of the success of Chrishall fete in July 1950 from the church magazine of that time. Walter...

1900 September 29

The following report appeared in The Newsman on September 29th, 1900: KILLED AT CHRISHALL _________ THE CORONER’S INQUIRY _________ VERDICT OF MANSLAUGHTER _________ “YOU HAVE KILLED DAVID” The inquiry into the death of David Rodgers, the result of a...
Rev Sharman Chrishall Chapel

Rev Sharman Chrishall Chapel

After a recent conversation I was reminded of the images we have of the Rev. George Sharman.  He was at Chrishall Chapel at the time of the opening of the school room. You can see him in the photograph below, fourth from the right.  And we also have the picture above...
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...
Mrs Flack’s story of Mary Rumbell

Mrs Flack’s story of Mary Rumbell

The picture above is Mrs Albert Flack outside Chapel Cottage in Crawley End. Mrs Flack lived in Chrishall all her life but in the story below you can hear the tale of what happened to her one day when she got lost in Chrishall…  She tells her story to Mrs Irene...
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...
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: –...