Village of Chignall Smealy
The church of St Nicholas
Chignal Smealy shown within Essex
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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 excellent 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. One memorable flypast over the village took place during the Queen's Golden Jubilee Weekend on 4 June, 2002. A lavish flypast 14 miles long passed overhead at a speed of 310mph, 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 centuryhttp://www.shepherdneame.co.uk/pub/chelmsford/pig-whistle.aspx.
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