Stratford

Shelley Holford

These 'Reminiscences' written by Shelley Holford in 1945 vividly describe his memories of Stratford as it was at the end of the 19th century.

Peace Tea

This peace tea was held in New Providence Street, Stratford, to celebrate the end of the First World War.

Peace Tea

Henniker Medal C. Wood

Medal presented to a member of the United East and West Ham Volunteers. Lord John Henniker, was a local landowner and lived at Stratford House, the Grove, in the eighteenth century. Volunteer companies were formed in Britain around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, because of the fear of a French invasion.


Circular silver medal slightly tarnished with creamy grey silky ribbon attached. On the front, (main image) an image of soldier in uniform standing to attention between two trees and a house, a shield between a Union jack and a flag with no markings, surmounted by a shell,


On the back (file attached) The Loyal United East and West Ham Volunteers Associated May 18.1798. For Preservation of Internal Peace Our King and Constitution  Deus Major Columna  Presented by Sr John Henniker Bt, Stratford House Essex, Toy Apieteyein Eneka.                 On the edge, C.Wood.


From Newham Heritage Archives collection

Henniker Medal C. Wood

Henniker Medal Peter Martin

Medal presented to a member of John Henniker's Company, the Worlingworth Volunteers. Lord John Henniker, was a local landowner and lived at Stratford House, the Grove, in the eighteenth century. Volunteer companies were formed in Britain around the time of the Napoleonic Wars, because of the fear of a French invasion.


Circular silver medal, slightly tarnished with gold silky ribbon attached. Image of soldier in uniform, standing to attention with drum on ground on front. (main image) Oddly the soldier image on the front is upside down.


On the back (file attached) a heart surrounded by a circle of clasped hand mounted by a crown surrounded by leaves and Lord Henniker Major Company, for Our King and Our Country, Worlingworth Volunteers, Peter Martin Corporal. 


From Newham Heritage & Archives collection

Henniker Medal Peter Martin

Tank Day

Tank day outside outside Stratford Town Hall, 1918. These events were organised to encourage people  to buy war bonds to help fund the First World War.


(Image: Newham Council Arts & Heritage)

Tank Day

General Strike

Chaos in Stratford Broadway brought about by the General Strike of 1926, which was well supported in the area.

General Strike

Newtown Point

Newtown Point, Henniker Road, Stratford, being prepared for demolition because it had begun to bow -  discernable along the left hand side of the block.

Newtown Point

Prussia

This public house in Stratford Broadway changed its name because of anti-German feeling in the First World War.

Prussia

St John, Stratford

The church of St John the Evangelist was built to serve the growing population of Stratford.

St John, Stratford
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