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

 What Was Happening ?

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

Frederick John Key becomes perpetual curate of St John's.

Joseph Prime, curate at St. John's (to 1905)
West Ham electric tramway service inaugurated.

Queen's Road Market set up by traders moved from Green Street by the construction of the Tramlines.

West Ham United F.C. moves to new ground in Upton Park, East Ham.
The 'entente cordiale' establishes cordial relations between the governments of Britain and France, forming the basis for their alliance in World War I.

Millennium Mill built by W. Vernon & Sons in Silvertown.

Distress Committee founded to provide relief and assistance for the unemployed.

Telephone service extended to Forest Gate & Plaistow.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman (Liberal) becomes Prime Minister

Theodore Roosevelt is president of the United States

To break a general strike, Russian troops kill over 6000 in Odessa.

Russian sailors mutiny aboard the battleship 'Potemkin' in the Black Sea.

Japan defeats Russian in the Russo-Japanese War.

The Automobile Association was formed in Britain.

Biggerstaff Road Mission opened

New Bow Bridge opened.

General Election:
Charles Masterman, Liberal, West Ham North.
William Thorne, Labour, West Ham South.
A massive earthquake hits San Francisco, California. Fire spreads and destroys much of the city.

National Union of Teachers brings an unsuccessful suit against the council over grading and salaries and some 150 of the borough's teachers are dismissed or resign.

More than 1,000 unemployed residents emigrate to Australia and Canada on Government advice to solve unemployment problems in the area.

Ten guardians and officials of West Ham imprisoned on charges of "unlawfully and fraudulently conspiring together and with others to obtain large sums of money from the guardians of the poor of the West Ham Union."
West Ham came a close third in a vote for the new Cathedral Town. St Johns may have become the cathedral being one of the largest church buildings in the area. 'Coming of Age' by Tony Tuckwell
Pablo Picasso paints his first masterpiece, 'Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.'

West Ham School Medical Service introduced.

St. Bonaventure's Grammar School alters its name to the West Ham Grammar School (until 1944).

John Barnes Philanthropic Society opens an old people's home in a house in Keogh Road.
Herbert Henry Asquith becomes Prime Minister

In Lisbon, King Carlos I of Portugal and the crown prince are assassinated.

Young Turks revolt in Macedonia.

The London Olympics are held at Wembley

The Ford Company produces the Model T.

St John's redecorated and a new raridos erected at a cost of £750
St Agatha's Womens Refuge moves to 15 Disraeli Road, Forest Gate

'West Ham and East London General Hospital' renamed as 'West Ham and Eastern General Hospital'

Forest Gate Public Hall becomes the first roller skating rink in the borough.
Gordon H Selfridge opens new department store in London's Oxford Street.

Henri Matisse paints 'The Dance'.

Civil War breaks out in Honduras.

William Howard Taft is inaugurated as 27th president of the United States.

London hairdressers begin offering the new permanent waves.

Women are admitted to German universities for the first time.

King Edward VII dies. George V succeeds him.

China abolishes slavery.

Butros Ghali, Egyptian Premier, is assassinated.

Mark Twain and Leo Tolstoy die.

Population of Stratford: 50,729

West Ham North by-election:
Baron Maurice Arnold de Forest, Liberal, elected.
Lloyd George brings the National Health Insurance Bill before Parliament.

The Russian Premier, Peter Stolypin is assassinated.

Revolution in central China.

Winston Churchill is named First Lord of the Admiralty.

The Republic of China is established.

The S. S. Titanic, on her maiden voyage, strikes an iceberg and sinks.

The remains of the 'Piltdown Man' are found near Lewes.

Jim Thorpe, an American Indian, is the star of the Stockholm Olympics.

The F. W. Woolworth Company is founded.

John Merrin becomes vicar of St John's

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