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...
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...

Vegetable and Flower Show Committee

Flower and Produce Shows don’t happen without a lot of work behind the scenes.  Here are the Chrishall Flower and Vegetable Show Committee members from… – mid 1990’s?  (If you know the date please let us know!) Back row: David Wooten, Mark...
Drury Wedding 1909

Drury Wedding 1909

On Saturday 7th August 1909 the double wedding of two Drury sisters, Mary and Fanny, took place at Chrishall Parish Church. Mary, 25, married Albert Cranwell, 26, who was an Engine Driver from the village. Fanny, 36, married Alfred Ernest Walker, 32, a Baker from...
Chrishall Women’s Institute 1995

Chrishall Women’s Institute 1995

Here are Chrishall Women’s Institute in 1995 with three generations of the same family being members at the same time (grandmother, mother, daughter shown in bold).  We were meeting in the Chapel Hall and it must have been a special occasion to warrant and...

John Cane with friends

John Cane and Michael Manning play conkers in front of Barleymans in the 1950s and, below, John Cane and Michael Swift play in the snow. (Photo lent by John Cane) The black barn on the right stood in front of Barleymans but was later dismantled and re-erected to the...
A WI group

A WI group

From left – Nora Cane (lived at Barleymans); (not known); John Cane; Daisy Revel; Mrs Harry Flack (lived at the High St end of Brick Row); Mrs Pitches (lived at the bottom end of Hogs Lane, on the left).