Village of Chignall Smealy
The church of St Nicholas
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Chignal Smealy is a small village on the north-western outskirts of Chelmsford, Essex. The local church (St. Nicholas) is a red brick building, containing an unusual red brick baptismal font which has been used for many christenings.
The spelling of the village name is open to discussion. Sometimes it is spelt "Chignall Smealy" other times, it is spelt "Chignal Smealy".
The Queen's Birthday Flypast
The open views from the village give an opportunity to watch the Queen's Birthday Flypast in June each year. The route is classified but in previous years the flight has been routed over the village then on to Hainault Country Park, Fairlop station and finally to the Mall. A flypast 14 miles long passed overhead at a speed of 310 mph, concluded by Concorde escorted by the Red Arrows.
Chignall Smealy has a number of different clubs and groups including: Bowls Club, Chignal 4 Art, Cricket Club, Gardening Club, Wine Discovery, Women's Institute.
The Pig and Whistle is a traditional rural village pub, dating back to the mid-19th century
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 September 2016.
- http://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pub/chelmsford/pig-whistle.aspx Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.
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