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A Day in Our Life - June

2 June 1892

Marmaduke Hare becomes Rector of Bow Church. He spent most of his ministry in South Africa trying to convert Muslims. He had married Mary Watson - the daughter of the South African Prime Minister, Sir Thomas Watson.


Local householders state that the value of their properties would be improved if the church were demolished.


June 1900

The church is reopened after refurbishment. The restoration had cost £6,522. Donations were received from Lord Tredegar, Bryant and May and Leeds Parish Church(!) The congregation raised £21 by selling the old church chairs.


17 June 1899

A quotation about Bow Church from 'The Builder' publication, "The new century upon its advent will find the same old landmark whose weather beaten form has for so many ages stood conspicuous in the great highway still occupying its accustomed place."


19 June 1621

Sir John Jolles was buried at All Hallows, Barking. Sir John had started a school for boys above the market hall to the east of Bow Church.


19 June 1839

Eastern Counties Railway opens a station at Stratford - the railway line cuts through the parishes of Holy Trinity and St Mary which were merged to form the current parish five years ago.


26 June 1866

The first two deaths in an outbreak of cholera were caused by using unfiltered water in the Old Ford Reservoir.