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

1866
William Jay Bolton becomes Perpetual Curate of St John's.

John Kipling Quarterman, curate at St. John's (to 1867)
Cholera outbreak kills about 300 people in West Ham

Stratford Express founded

Stratford Turnpike closed.

Stratford Congregational Church opened in Grove Crescent Road.
Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

1867
Serious outbreak of smallpox in West Ham.

The Carpenters' Company of London began developing their estate at Stratford.
Barking Deanery is transferred to Rochester diocese and Stratford loses the support of the London Fund.
The Reform Act 1867 extends the right to vote to owners of property worth £5 per annum, and tenants paying £12 per annum and disenfranchises more smaller boroughs.

1868
St John's Stratford becomes a separate parish from West Ham. William Jay Bolton becomes Vicar.

Robert Reid Arthur Doolan, curate at St. James (to 1872)
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Vincent DePaul, in Grove Crescent Road, opened.

The northern outfall sewer completed.
Benjamin Disraeli (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal) becomes Prime Minister

Ulysses S. Grant is elected president of the United States.

Louisa May Alcott publishes 'Little Women'.

The skeleton of Cro-Magnon man is found in France.

1869
Stratford Town Hall & Fire Station opened.

West Ham Lane Unitarian Church opened.
The Suez Canal opens.

Imprisonment for debt is abolished.

The tracks of the Central Pacific and the Union Pacific were joined at Promontory, Utah, to form the first transcontinental railway in the United States.

1870
St James, Forest Gate, opened in 'an iron building'.

J. R. Roberts, drapers and furnishers, founded in Broadway

The North Metropolitan Tramways Co. opens a horse tramway from Aldgate to Leytonstone Road, via Broadway, Stratford.
The Bishop of Rochester's Fund takes over support of Barking Deanery, with the Vicar of Barkingside as Secretary.
Forster's Elementary Education Act

1871
Population of West Ham: 62,900
Population of Stratford: 23,286

Serious outbreak of smallpox in West Ham.

West Ham School Board established.

North Metropolitan Tramways open horse tram service from Aldgate to Stratford.

Boardmans, drapers and furnishers, founded in Broadway
Bank holidays introduced.

Stanley meets Livingston in Africa at Ujiji.

1872
Revd Bolton is admonished by the Census Office for illegally claiming part of Emmanuel Parish as St John's

Chant Square Mission Hall opened
Young & Marten, Romford Road, builders' merchant and manufacturer of joinery and leaded-light windows, founded.

Ham House demolished.
Ulysses S. Grant is re-elected as US president.

1873
The Roman Catholic Church of St. Vincent DePaul, in Grove Crescent Road, taken over by the Franciscan Friars Minor, and its dedication changed to St. Francis Of Assisi.
First typewriter invented

Cable cars begin running in San Francisco.

1874
St. James's Church primary school, St. James's Road, opened by Revd Bolton.
20th July, West Ham Park opened.

Maryland station Opened.
English universities introduce qualifying examinations for graduates in theology.
Benjamin Disraeli (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

Winston Churchill is born.

Liverpool Street Station opened.

The Impressionist painters stage their first exhibition in Paris.

The first zoo in American is established in Philadelphia.

1875
St. Bonaventure's School, Upton, opened by the friars of Stratford.
Britain purchases 176,602 shares in the Suez Canal.

Hans Christian Anderson dies.

Mark Twain publishes 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer'.

London's first roller skating rink opens.

1876
St Mark Mission Church, Windmill Lane opened.

Sarah Bonnell School reopened as West Ham High School for Girls in new buildings in West Ham Lane.
The telephone is invented by Alexander Graham Bell.

Korea becomes a nation.

Robert Koch discovers anthrax bacillus

Rutherford B. Hayes is elected president of the United States

1877
Robert Reid Arthur Doolan, curate at St. John's (to 1879)
Housing development started on Hamfrith farm & the Woodgrange Estate.

Henry Tate & Sons open plant in Silvertown.
A new diocese of St Albans is formed covering the counties of Essex and Hertfordshire. Essex and Herts have little in common and communications is bad. The first Bishop of St Albans, translated from Rochester, is Thomas Legh Claughton
Edison invents the phonograph.

Wimbledon is the venue for the All-England Lawn Tennis Championship for the first time.

1878
Charles William Servante becomes vicar of Christchurch.

St Thomas Mission Church, Rokeby Street opened

Sept 3rd - The pleasure steamer 'Princess Alice', returning from a day trip to Sheerness, is rammed by the collier 'Bywell Castle' in the Thames at Gallions Reach. Over 700 people, mainly women and children, lose their lives.
The Bishop of St Albans' Fund takes over from Rochester with the same Secretary

William and Catherine Booth found The Salvation Army.
The microphone is invented.

Electric street lighting in London.

The Paris World Exhibition is held.

1879
The Martyrs' Memorial built.
The 'West Ham, Stratford, and South Essex Dispensary' (later 'Queen Mary's Hospital for the East End') opened in West Ham Lane.

Stratford Fruit and Vegetable Market opens.

Maryland School opened.
Zulu warriors massacre British soldiers in Isandhlwana.

First electric tram is debuted by E. W. Seimens in Berlin Exhibition.

The British Museum grants access to the public.

London's first telephone exchange is created.

1880
Royal Albert Dock opened.

Essex Field Club founded
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal) becomes Prime Minister

James Garfield is elected as US president.

Auguste Rodin sculpts 'The Thinker' in bronze.

Raymond Percy Pelly becomes vicar of St John's


 
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