St John's Church, Stratford, E15
St John's Church, Stratford, London E15


 Year
 What Was Happening ?

At St John's
In & Around Stratford
In The Church
In The World

1834
St John's Church opened as a chapel of ease to All Saints, West Ham, John Gibson, Curate.
Stratford Turnpike opened on High street (about where Ward Road is now) by the Middlesex and Essex Turnpike Trust.

The Ark chapel, Francis Street, Maryland Point, registered for worship by Francis Bell, Baptist Minister.
William IV is King

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne (Whig) is Prime Minister

Britain abolishes slavery

Poor Law Amendment Act cuts off public assistance to able-bodied men in Great Britain unless they enter a workhouse.

Hansom cabs are introduced in London by J. A. Hansom.

Victor Hugo's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame' is a best seller.

The establishment of an Australian colony is legalized by the South Australia Act.

Charles Spurgeon and William Morris were born

Samuel Taylor Coleridge dies.

Sir Robert Peel (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

1835
Stratford National (St John's) School opens.

George Henry Stanton (external link), first bishop of North Queensland, Australia, born in Stratford.

Old Bow Bridge demolished and construction of new bridge commenced by the Middlesex and Essex Turnpike Trust.
Hans Christian Andersen publishes his first fairy tales

Charles Babbage invents a mechanical calculator

William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, (Whig) becomes Prime Minister

1836
West Ham Poor Law Union formed.
Davy Crockett is killed at the Alamo and Texas wins independence from Mexico.

Martin Van Buren is elected president of the United States.

1837
Sir Antonio Brady marries Maria Kilner at All Saints, West Ham and settles in Stratford.
King William dies. Queen Victoria accedes to the throne

Queen Victoria takes up residence at Buckingham Palace, the first monarch to live at that famous address.

Civil registration of births, marriages, and deaths began on 1 July.

English schoolmaster, Rowland Hill invents the postage stamp

Samuel Morse invents the telegraph

1838
The Wesleyan Association Church, the only one of this denomination known in Essex, opened on the south side of High Street, near Bow Bridge.
Octavia Hill, founder of The National Trust, born in London.

Samuel Morse invents Morse Code

1839
New Bow Bridge opened.

Eastern Counties Railway (London to Norwich) opens through Stratford to Romford.
Kirkpatrick Macmillan invents a bicycle

Welshmen, Sir William Robert Grove conceives of the first hydrogen fuel cell

Charles Nicoll becomes curate of St John's


 
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