Chrishall Observation Post

Chrishall Observation Post

On the corner of Hertford Lane, just about where the red car is in the photograph above, used to stand the Chrishall Observation Post. It was a concrete structure, fairly substantial but also fairly well hidden in the undergrowth and hedging that grew up around it....
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...
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...
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...
Home Guard

Home Guard

In WWII everyone in the village was involved in the war effort whether it was making jam or manning the Observation Post at the top of the village, this important duty being carried out by the Home Guard.  The full Platoon and Chrishall Division can be seen below, and...