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

1927
Reginald Wragge-Morley becomes vicar of St John's.
Chapel Street Ragged School closes.

Broadway Cinema, Tramway Avenue, opened.
Allied control of Germany ends.

Australian Parliament House opens in Canberra.

Fifty-two nations attend an economic conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

In Vienna, riots in the streets over acquittal of Nazis on trial for political murder.

The German economy collapses

In China, Chu Teh forms the Red Army.

Johnny Weismuller swims 100 yards in 51 seconds.

Charles Lindbergh flies non-stop from New York to Paris in the 'Spirit of St. Louis.'

1928
Curate Reginald Wernham leaves St Johns to become vicar of St Pauls, East Ham
The Representation of the People Act 1928 gives the vote to all adults over 21.

Sir Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.

The Thames overflows its banks.

Al Jolson's recording of 'Sonny Boy' sells 12 million records.

Jawaharlal Nehru founds Independence of India League to help free India from British rule.

Chaing Kai-shek elected President of China.

1929
General Election:
Arabella Susan Lawrence, Labour, East Ham North.
Alfred John Barnes, Labour Co-operative, East Ham South.
William Thorne, Labour, Plaistow.
John Joseph Jones, Labour, Silvertown.
Thomas Groves, Labour, Stratford West Ham.
Benjamin Walter Gardiner, Labour, Upton.
BBC begins broadcasting daily programme of television shows.

Ramsay MacDonald (Labour) becomes Prime Minister.

Trotsky is thrown out of the U.S.S.R.

Herbert Hoover is elected US president.

Wall Street stock market crashes and leads to the Great Depression.

1930
Forest Gate Sick Home in Forest Lane becomes the Forest Gate Hospital
Amy Johnson is first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic.

UK to Australia telephone service began.

1931
Population of West Ham 294,278.

General Election:
John Mayhew, Conservative, East Ham North.
Malcolm Campbell-Johnston, Conservative, East Ham South.
William Thorne, Labour, Plaistow.
John Joseph Jones, Labour, Silvertown.
Thomas Groves, Labour, Stratford West Ham.
Alfred James Chotzner, Conservative, Upton.
Spain elects it first president, Alasaraza Zamaora.

The Japanese invade Manchuria.

Cecil Morris becomes vicar of St John's


 
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