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

1950
Donald A Rooke becomes vicar of St John's.
General Election:
Percy Daines, Labour Co-operative, East Ham North.
Alfred John Barnes, Labour Co-operative, East Ham South.
Arthur Lewis, Labour, West Ham North.
Frederick Elwyn Jones, Labour, West Ham South.
The first self-service store in Britain opens in Croydon.

1951
Myles Kenneth Raikes becomes curate at St John's

Christchurch, Stratford Marsh, parish re-joined to St John's.
Population of West Ham 170,100.

General Election:
Percy Daines, Labour Co-operative, East Ham North.
Alfred John Barnes, Labour Co-operative, East Ham South.
Arthur Lewis, Labour, West Ham North.
Frederick Elwyn Jones, Labour, West Ham South.
Sir Winston Churchill (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister.

The Festival of Britain.

1952
King George dies. Elizabeth II accedes to the throne.

1953
Myles Kenneth Raikes leaves St John's for Hockerill (later Vicar of St. Peter's, Bushey Heath & Diocesan Ecumenical Officer, Bath & Wells)
New church of St Pauls, Stratford New Town, consecrated.

Stratford tube crash. (external link)
Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II

General Dwight D. Eisenhower is elected president of the United States.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Everest.

1954
Methodists ordain first women priests.
Rationing, begun during World War II, ends in Britain.

The first nuclear power plant opens near Moscow.

1955
New East Window dedicated.
General Election:
Percy Daines, Labour Co-operative, East Ham North.
Albert Edward Oram, Labour Co-operative, East Ham South.
Arthur Lewis, Labour, West Ham North.
Frederick Elwyn Jones, Labour, West Ham South.
Sir Anthony Eden (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

Nassar becomes Egypt first president.

Disneyland opens in Anaheim, California.

1956
General Dwight D. Eisenhower is re-elected president of the United States.

Elvis Presley records 'Hound Dog' and 'Don't Be Cruel' for RCA in New York.

The Suez Crisis

The US tests the first H bomb at Bikini Atoll.

1957
St Thomas, Rokeby Street demolished.

East Ham North by-election:
Reginald Prentice, Labour, elected.
Harold Macmillan (Conservative) becomes Prime Minister

Sputnik, the first manmade satellite is successfully launched.

Charles Fox becomes vicar of St John's


 
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