Welcome to this website about the community of Chrishall in Essex.
Chrishall is a small village on a hilltop in the very north west of Essex, close to the borders of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire, in the East of England. This website is particularly aimed at the local community and the genealogist who perhaps has never visited Chrishall and wishes to visualise the kind of community whence his or her ancestor came.
Chrishall Remembers is the Archive’s Tribute to those from the village who served, and those who were lost, in World War 1.
On Wednesday 7th November we are holding a talk in the Village Hall at 8pm – At Home in Wartime. Dr Deborah Thom of Robinson College, Cambridge, will give the Irene Cranwell Memorial Lecture on what it was like for those who were left at home when the men – and women – were called to The Front.
Tickets on the door: £3 / £2.50 for Archive Friends. Refreshments and a raffle.
On Sunday 11th November, 11am – 3pm, the Archive will be open for a special event: Keep the home fires burning, a display of a WWI village home. Do call in to see the display and join us for a cup of tea, coffee, hot soup, and hot sausage rolls.
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 do get in touch. It would be...read more
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 and Bessie...read more
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