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 Christhall.
The Parish Church of the Holy Trinity was considerably restored in 1869.
Vicar – The Rev. A.A. Bagley
Methodist Chapel – No resident Minister
Parliamentary Divison – Saffron Walden. Rural district – Saffron Walden. Petty Sessional Divison – Walden
Parish Council: Clerk – Mr F Jupp, Parsonage Farm
Estimated population in 1948 – 416 Area – 2,790 acres.
School – ages 5-15. Head Teacher – Miss O W Miller
Sub-Post Office (To Royston).
Sub-Postmaster – Mr R.P. Chambers (Tel. Chrishall 246).
Postal Address – Chrishall, Royston, Herts.
Collections of Letters – Mon.-Fri., 9am and 4.45 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m and mid-day. Telephone Kiosk – Near Post Office.
Nearest Railway Station – Audley End.
Bus Services – Premier Travel.
Cricket Club Secretary – Mr R.J. Loveday, Bilden End.
Football Club Secretary – Mr R.J. Loveday, Bilden End.
Chrishall and District Rabbit Club: Secretary – Mr T.E. Leech, Rylstone Rabbitries, Chrishall.
Bagley Rev A A , The vicarage
Bates W J, Gipsy Corner Farm, Farmer
Boaler A and H W, Bros, Poultry Farmers
Brand W W, Bilden End Farm, Farmer
Cranwell B, Crawley End Wheelwright
Cranwell F W, Crawley End, Builder
Crocker A A C, Stanmore House, Motor Engineer
Day E, Crawley End, Farmer
De Beer P D, Chiswick Hall, Farmer
Flack E J, New Farm
Hagger J, High St, Boot Repairer
Harding, Mrs S B Chrishall Grange, Farmer
Harvey T C, High St., Fruit Fmr.
Hicks H B, Church Road, Butcher
Jupp F, Parsonage Farm
Kent G B W, Broad Green Farm, Farmer
Kent J F, Farmer
Kent W L, Park House, Farmer
Leech T E, Rylstone, Shopkeeper
Mancer E E, Crawley End, Boot Repairer
McKeown W, The Red Cow
Miller Miss O W, School House Schoolmistress
Reeves B, Belle Vista, Mill Causeway, Coal Merchant
Rogers Miss A J, High Street, Farmer
Rogers B R, The Garage
Rogers F, Wire Farm, Farmer
Rush W J, Church Road, Motor Engineer
Wall W, New Farm, Farmer
D: 1940 C: 20th Century