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1897 - 1906

   

 

 

DATE

 

 

UNITED KINGDOM

 

 

REST OF THE WORLD

 

 

DUDLEY

AGE

OF

ST JOHN’S

CHURCH

 

 

ST JOHN’S CHURCH

1897

·          British Sailors still not allowed to use forks for eating as it was considered ‘unmanly’

·          Enid Blyton, author ‘Noddy’, Famous Five, born

 

 

57 years old

·          Rev and Mrs Noott celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, further presentations made

1898

·          H.G. Wells, The War of the Worlds

 

 

58 years old

 

1899

·          Boer War in South Africa

 

 

59 years old

 

1900

·          Meccano invented, Liverpool

·          Paperclip invented, Norway

·          Second Olympic Games, Paris

·          World population reaches 1.7 billion

 

60 years old

 

1901

·          Queen Victoria dies

·          Edward VII King

·          First vacuum cleaner patented, London

·          Barbara Cartland born, Birmingham

·          First electric washing machine, USA

·          Pentecostalism founded, USA

·          Ragtime music becomes popular, USA

 

61 years old

 

1902

·          Invention of disc brakes, Dr Lanchester

·          Arthur Conan Doyle, Hound of the Baskervilles

·          Cuba gains independence from Spain

·          Boers agree to accept British sovereignty in South Africa

·          Caruso makes his first recording

 

62 years old

 

1903

·          Women’s Social and Political Union formed by suffragette Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst

·          King Edward VIII visits France, paving the way for the Entente Cordial ending the enmity between the nations

·          Car seatbelts invented, France

·          First sustained flight, USA

·          William, Walter and Arthur Davidson develop the Harley-Davidson motorcycle

 

63 years old

 

1904

·          Britain adopts car number plates

·          Daily Mirror newspaper founded

·          British Passenger liner ‘Baltic’ - largest passenger ship

·          10 hour work day established in France

 

64 years old

 

1905

·          Commercial rayon production, Samuel Cortaulds factory, Coventry

·          First modern concrete bridge, Switzerland

·          Norway separates from Sweden

 

65 years old

·          9th January Rev. Noott died at the age of 88 years.

·          Mrs Noott died in Cheltenham in 1916

·          Rev Noott’s son Rev. Arthur Noott carried on for a short time after his father’s death.

·          He was followed by Rev. Crispin Field who had previously been curate.

·          No vicar for a whole year.

1906

·          Labour Party formed - first Labour MP’s returned

·          HMS Dreadnought, first modern battleship launched

·          Rolls Royce Ltd registered

·          Liberals win the election

·          Severe earthquake, San Francisco, USA

 

66 years old

·          4th January Rev Charles Thomas Powell, M.A. appointed, (serves until 1924)

·          Owing to the great age of the late Vicar and a year without a Vicar much had to be done to build up the church and parish organisation. Rev Powell soon got to work with great enthusiasm and a large band of willing helpers

·          19 adults prepared for confirmation at Worcester Cathedral, March, and a further 76 adults in December

·          Sunday Schools and district visiting re-organised

·          Parochial Church Council formed, first met July 3rd, 1906




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