Written Records

Census returns, family trees and local memories fill this section of our site.

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Saffron Walden Year Book 1886

The following is an extract from the Saffron Walden Year book which can be seen in Saffron Walden Town Library.  From around 1886 the year books included sections on local villages and either heads of households or those in business in the village.  I love how the...

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Saffron Walden Year Book 1949/1950

An extract from the Saffron Walden and District Year Book of 1949/1950.  Included here is the introduction to the Chrishall section and a list of those who were running businesses or had a profession, in the village at the time. The ancient name of this village was...

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White’s Directory 1848

White's Directory of Essex 1848 "CHRISHALL is a village and parish among the hills bordering upon Herfordshire and Cambridgeshire, 7 miles W. of Saffron Walden. It contains 521 souls, and 2694 acres of land. In some old records, it is variously called Carshall,...

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Arthur Crocker Obituary

Arthur Crocker Obituary

An Obituary for Arthur Crocker of Four Winds from 1983.   First public bus driver The sudden death has occurred at his home of Mr Arthur Crocker of Four Winds Chrishall. He had been ill for several years and was aged 79. Arthur Crocker was an only child,  born in...

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Charles Clarke obituary

Death of Mr C Clarke,  Chrishall This obituary first appeared in the Saffron Walden Weekly, 1959. Great loss to Methodism It is with great regret that we record the sudden death of Mr Charles Clarke of Church Road Chrishall at the age of 79 years. A native of the...

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Ellen Clarke Obituary

Ellen Clarke (nee Flack) was married to Charles Clarke and lived in the cottages in Church Road that were pulled down many years ago. You can read a lovely article on what these Charles and Ellen's cottage was like inside from their grand-daughter Marion...

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