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

1901
Ralph Nicholson becomes vicar of St John's.
Population of Stratford: 52,974

Demolition of old Bow Bridge, opened in 1839, and construction of new bridge commenced.

Grove Gardens laid out.
Thomas Stevens, Archdeacon of Essex and Vicar of St John's, Stratford, is consecrated the first Suffragan Bishop of Barking and combines the spiritual oversight of the Archdeaconry (under the diocesan) with his archidiaconate. Responsibility is therefore divided from Colchester.
Queen Victoria dies. Edward VI accedes to the throne

Critics rave at Picasso's first exhibition in Paris.

Theodore Roosevelt is elected US president.

1902
'West Ham Hospital' renamed 'West Ham and East London General Hospital'

The Forest Gate public hall, Woodgrange Road, built.

The District line was extended from Whitechapel to join the London, Tilbury & Southend at Bow, and its trains began to work through to East Ham.
John Wogan Festing, Bishop of Colchester, dies and it is said that the burden of 'London over the Border' killed him.
Arthur James Balfour (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

1903
The Daily News organises a survey of church attendance in London, West Ham has 17,600 churchgoers. St John's reports an average of 701 attendees for Sunday services.

West Ham County Borough becomes responsiblefor all types of education.

Yardley of London Ltd., manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics, build a factory in Carpenters Road.
Edgar Jacob is translated from Newcastle to be Bishop of St Albans and becomes the true founder of the modern Diocese of Chelmsford.
Maurice Garin wins the first Tour de France cycle race.

George Orwell, author of 'Animal Farm' and '1984' is born in Bengal.

Frederick John Key becomes vicar of St John's


 
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