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
1949 1950