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

1881
Raymond Percy Pelly becomes vicar of St John's.
St James, Forest Gate, becomes a separate parish out of Stratford and Forest Gate. Parish church is at southern end of St James Road.

T. Cribb & Sons, undertakers, established.

Population of Stratford: 38,606.
Population of West Ham: 128,953.
Chester A. Arthur becomes US president on assassination of James Garfield.

The first Boer War breaks out.

The first stereo system is patented in Germany by Clement Ader.

London's Natural History Museum opens.

1882
There was a 'mysterious fire' in the Church The Proceedings Of The Old Bailey - External Link -

Cuthbert Edward Reynolds Romilly, curate at St. John's (to 1884)
Church of St. James, Forest Gate, built

Ward Road Mission opened.

Colegrave primary school opened.
The Suffragan See of Colchester is re-established after being in abeyance since Tudor times. The first suffragan bishop, Alfred Blomfield, takes over the spiritual oversight of Essex under the diocesan.
England and Australia begin cricket contest known as the Ashes

Italy, Austria and Germany form the triple alliance.

Passage of The Married Women's Property Act grants British women the right to own their own property.

1883
Holy Trinity Mission Church, Oxford Road opened with Trinity College, Oxford

St Agatha's Womens Refuge founded 'at the back of the present Trinity College Mission Church' by Mrs Raymond Pelly, wife of the vicar.

Arthur Durrant became Curate at St John's.

St Stephen Mission Church, Cedars Road opened in iron building.
Forest Gate Ratepayers' Association founded.

Hubert Massey Whittell, ornithologist, born in Stratford.

The toll gate in Woodgrange Road, from which Forest Gate took it's name, removed.

Salvation Army hall opened in Angel Lane.
August 27th, Krakatoa Erupted, killing 26,417 people

'Treasure Island' by R. L. Stevenson is published.

First skyscraper built in Chicago

1884
Demolition of old chancel and erection of new begins; erection of vestry and organ chamber and repewing.

Neville Dundas, curate at St. John's (to 1887)

John Gerald Marshall, curate at St. John's (to 1889)
Theatre Royal Stratford East opened on 17th December.

St. Saviour, Forest Gate, opened.
The National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) is founded.

The first steam cable tramway starts running in Highgate.

The Representation of the People Act 1884 extends the borough franchise of 1867 to the counties, increasing the electorate to about 5,500,000 men.

1885
New Chancel completed and dedicated as a memorial to Sir Antonio Brady.

Arthur Durrant marries Alice Pelly, Daughter of Rev Raymond Percy Pelly.

Arthur Durrant leaves St John's for St Mary, Plaistow (Later at St Peter, Upton Cross & Vicar of Holy Trinity, Leverstock Green (for 36 years!))
The Redistribution of Seats Act creates the parliamentary borough of West Ham with two divisions.
Edward Rider Cook, Liberal, elected for West Ham North & Joseph Lynn Leicester, Liberal, for West Ham South

Stratford Courthouse opened.

Carpenters Primary School opened.

Jeyes Sanitary Compounds Co., Richmond Street, Plaistow, formed.
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

Death of General Gordon at Khartoum.

Gottlieb Daimler in Germany patents the first motor cycle.

Louis Pasteur administers the first successful treatment for rabies.

Grover Cleveland is elected as US president.

1886
Rev John Gerald Marshall, B.A., was curate at St Johns Post office Trade Directory
West Ham becomes a Metropolitan Borough. The Boundary Commission makes minor alterations to Middlesex/Essex boundaries in preparation for formation of County of London.

Carpenters' Company Institute founded.

North Metropolitan Tramways Co. extends its horse tramway to Leytonstone, Forest Gate & Manor Park.

General Election:
James Forrest Fulton, Conservative, West Ham North.
George Edward Banes, Conservative, West Ham South.
William Ewart Gladstone (Liberal) becomes Prime Minister.

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister.

The first classified personals are run in 'The Times'.

Unemployed men riot in Oxford Street and Pall Mall.

1887
West gallery removed.

Mission Church opened in Tenby (now Oxford) Road.
Population of Stratford: 36,455

Population of Stratford Marsh: 9,710
Queen Victoria celebrates Golden Jubilee (50 years)

The American Exhibition opens at West Brompton, offering up 'Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show'.

1888
John Kipling Quarterman, curate at Christ Church (to 1896)

London becomes a County, London County Council takes over from the Metropolitan Board Of Works, West Ham Borough moves from Essex to London.

Stratford Town Hall opened

642 women workers go on strike at the Bryant & May Match Company in Bow over working conditions.

The first ever "Santa's Grotto" opens in Roberts Department Store on Broadway (Later the Co-Op, now Wilkinsons) History Extra
Vincent Van Gogh cuts off his ear in Arles in the south of France.

'Jack the Ripper' murders at least 5 women in Whitechapel.

The Kodak box camera is patented by George Eastman.

Karl Benz sells the first petrol-driven car manufactured in his new factory.

Thomas Stephens becomes vicar of St John's


 
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