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DateAll StrettonUnited KingdomInternational
1801

1801 census population of Church Stretton parish 924London Stock Exchange foundedNaval Battle of Copenhagen
1802Dudegley mill passed from the Rev Edward Harries of Allscot to Thomas Parker of Acton Scott Madame Tussaud opens her exhibition of wax sculptures in LondonNapoleon confirmed as the First Consul of France
18111811 census population of Church Stretton parish 944Regency of George Prince of Wales due to the illness of George IIIMexican War of Independence
1812William Jones admitted to possession of Old Hall FarmFramebreaking Act brings in the death penalty for Luddites War of 1812 between Britain and the USA
18211821 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,226Cinderloo Massacre in ShropshireDeath of Emperor Napoleon
18311831 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,302Charles Darwin's voyage on HMS Beagle beginsFrench Foreign Legion established
1832Will of Samuel Wilding, owner of the majority of land in All StrettonFirst Reform ActGreece established as an independent country
1839Church Stretton tithe map producedRebecca riots in Wales portesting against tollsFirst Opium war against China begins
18411841 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,604Great Western Railway completed between London and BristolNew Zealand becomes a British colony
1849Mary Haverkham resident at All Stretton Hall until 1870Famine in IrelandConflicts as part of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848
18511851 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,676The Great Exhibition held in LondonWestern Union founded in the USA
1852Railway opens through All Stretton Kings Cross railway station opens in LondonNapoleon III becomes Emperor of the French
1855Wilding estate purchased by Beriah Botfield, MP for Ludlow, 1840-47 and 1857-63Siege of Sevastopol during the Crimean WarVan Diemen's land renamed Tasmania
18611861 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,695Mrs Beetons Book of Household Management publishedAmerican Civil War breaks out
1863Death of Beriah Botfield, estate held by his wife Isabella until her death in 1911Foundation of the Football AssociationPresident Lincoln's Gettysburg address
18711871 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,756Bank Holidays established in the UKThe Paris Commune uprising
1879Death of the Rev Hugh Owen Wilson, rector of Church Stretton, and owner of Buxton House. His will was proved that year with an estate valued at £18,000Anglo Zulu war startsThomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public
18811881 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,683Natural History Museum opened in London Assassination of US President Garfield
1883Death of John McClintock proprietor of the Grove asylumFoundation of the Boys BrigadeEruption of the volcano Krakatoa
18911891 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,707First appearance in print of detective Sherlock HolmesLondon to Paris telephone system opened
1899Admittance of Samuel Jones to Minton VillaPremiere of Edward Elgar's Enigma Variations in LondonSecond Boer War begins
1900Richard Everall had been landlord of the Yew Tree for 15 years, he stayed for another 15 until 1915Formation of the Labour partyBoxer rebellion in China
19011901 census population of Church Stretton parish 1,749
Dedication of All Stretton parish church
Death of Queen Victoria, accession of Edward VIIAssasination of US President McKinley
1902Dedication of All Stretton parish churchEducation act establishes local authority secondary schoolsEnd of the Boer War
1903Launch of the Daily Mirror newspaper
1904Smithy ceased operating at Roseleigh, Farm LaneFirst production of Rolls Royce carsRusso-Japanese War
1905Mrs Mary Fitzsimmons resident at Buxton House; death of Hannah McLintock proprietor of Grove House asylumAutomobile Association (AA) established1905 Russian revolution
1906Admittance of members of the Bullock family to Brooklyn Cottage, Batch ValleyHMS Dreadnought launched starting the Anglo -German naval raceSan Francisco earthquake causing widespread destruction
1907Edward Lewis renting Plush Hill for £15 rent per annumFirst boy scout camp on Brownsea islandNew Zealand and Newfoundland become dominions
1908
1909Death of Roger Atcherley, retired sugar merchant, aged 78 of All Stretton HallLloyd George's people's budgetCity of Tel Aviv founded
1910Alfred Haworth of Altringham owner of Dudgeley farm in electoral registerTrial and execution of Dr. CrippenFirst public radio broadcast in the USA
19111911 census population of Church Stretton parish 2,435, death of writer Hesba Stretton Coronation of George VRoald Amundsen reaches the South pole
1912
1913
191426 Oct, Guardsman Caleb Halfpenny killed in actionSuffragette action across the countryOutbreak of First World War
191529 Dec, Serjeant Herbert William Preen killed in actionSinking of the LusitaniaBattle of Loos
19162 June, Private James Cleeton Gough killed in action; 4 July, Gunner Fred Hanson killed in action; 14 July, Private Percy George Edwards and Private Leonard John Medlicott killed in action; 12 Oct Private Harry Probert killed in actionEaster Rising in DublinBattle of the Somme
191724 April, Gunner John Charles Wilkes killed in action; 13 May Private Arthur Robert Spurgeon, died of wounds; 20 July, 2nd Lieutenant Thomas Russell Band killed in action; 31 July Private Stanley Price killed in action; 16 Aug, Private Jesse Haynes and Serjeant Henry Millman killed in action; 26 Sept, Corporal James Hotchkiss killed in action Formation of Women's Land ArmyBattle of Passchendaele
191822 Mar, Gunner George Arden killed in action; 26 Aug, Captain Brian Hanbury-Sparrow killed in action; 8 Oct, Gunner Edward Lewis killed in action; 12 Oct, Provate Edward Richard Francis killed in action; 25 Oct, Gunner John Francis George killed in actionExtension of the franchise to all men and some women, Poet Wilfred Owen killed in actionEnd of the First World War
19193 May, Gunner Charles Arden died of diseaseNancy Astor first woman MPTreaty of Versilles signed, Spanish Flu pandemic
1920War memorial unveiledProhibition of alcohol in US
1921Partition of IrelandDiscovery of insulin
1924Ramsay MacDonald, first Labour prime ministerDeath of Lenin
1926Sale of the All Stretton Hall estateElizabeth II born, General strikeFirst television produced
Work on church Stretton water works
1927Formation of the BBCFirst solo flight across the Atlantic by Charles Lindbergh
1929All Stretton Hall operating as a private hotelWall Street crash leads to the Great Depression of the 1930s
1930Planet Pluto identified
Evacuation of St Kilda
1933Heat wave in JuneLondon tube map introducedNazis come to power in Germany
1935Church Stretton by pass construction agreed30 mph speed limit and cats eyes introduced
Invasion of Abyssinia (Ethiopia) by Italy
1936New halt on railway at All StrettonAccession of George VISpanish Civil War starts
1937Debate on one or two way traffic on The RowCoronation of George VI
1939Church Stretton bypass completedBritain declares war on Germany
1940Bomb lands on Caer CaradocRetreat from DunkirkInvasion of Norway, the Low Countries and France
St Dunstan's arrive in Church StrettonBattle of Britain
1942Dick Bebbington RAF of Lower Botvyle Farm, killed in actionFirst US Soldiers arrive in the UKFall of Singapore
Battle of El Alamein
1943Edmund Deaves RAF of Rock Cottage, killed in actionFirst Bevin Boys sent to work in coal minesInvasions of Sicily and Italy
1944Robert Sankey KSLI of Bridge Cottage, Farm Lane, killed in actionV1 and V2 bombing campaigns against British citiesD-Day invasion of France
Harold Evans KSLI of no. 3 Farm Lane, killed in actionWarsaw uprising
Battle of the Bulge
1945Labour government electedEnd of war in Europe and Japan.
Demobilisation beginsFormation of the United Nations
1946St Dunstan's leave Church StrettonIntroduction of bread rationing
1947Marriage Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Formation of the National Health ServiceIndia and Pakistan gain independence
1948Land for Village Hall purchasedOlympic Games in LondonFormation of Israel
1951All Stretton Women's Institute established, First meeting of All Stretton Village Hall committeeFestival of BritainTrail of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg for espionage in USA
1952First All Stretton pantomime performedAccession of Elizabeth II
1953All Stretton reservoir purchased by Church Stretton UD CouncilCoronation of Elizabeth II, Structure of DNA discoveredDeath of Stalin
1956Suez crisis
1957Opening of bus shelterFirst UK H Bomb testedFirst satellite launched
1958Shropshire Hills designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty, closure of All Stretton railway haltCampaign for Nuclear Disarmament launchedFoundation of European Economic Community
1960National Service abolishedInvention of laser
1961Yuri Gagarin first man in space
1962Mains water comes to All StrettonLaunch of the Ford Cortina car
1963All Stretton Football Club establishedBeeching report on British railwaysPresident of USA John F Kennedy assassinated
1965Manor of Church Stretton, including the Long Mynd, purchased by the National Trust.Capital punishment abolished,Civil rights unrest in USA
Most properties in the village connected to mains sewageFuneral of Sir Winston Churchill
1966England win the football World CupCultural revolution in China
1967Church Stretton Arts festival started.First colour television programme broadcast6 day war in the Middle East
Stretton Focus launchedFirst heart transplant
1968Church Stretton secondary school openedUSSR invades Czechoslovakia
1969Dr McClintock, owner of the Grove diesConcorde's first flightNeil Armstrong first man on the moon
1970The Grove demolishedBeatles disbandsSolzhenitsyn awarded Nobel prize for literature
1971Memorial window to Dr McClintock in All Stretton church dedicatedDecimal currency introduced
1973Village exhibition, 100 years of village life VAT introducedBritain joins the Common Market (now the EU)
All Stretton Preservation Society formed, trees plantedOil crisis results in increased oil prices and global recession
1974New built houses in Star Lane occupied3 day week - power cuts and shortagesPresident of USA Richard Nixon resigns following Watergate investigation
1975Village exhibition, Once Upon A TimeBill Gates establishes Microsoft
1976Summer heat waveViking probe lands on Mars
1977Kneelers created for the churchElizabeth II Silver JubileeDeath of Steve Biko in police custody in South Africa
1978First UK test tube babyCamp David Middle East agreement in USA
1979Village exhibition, Made In ShropshireElection of Margaret Thatcher, first woman prime ministerRussian invasion of Afghanistan
1980Village Records Trust formed, first Records DayJohn Lennon shot dead in New YorkMoscow Olympics, boycotted by many countries
Sodium street lighting installed
1981Village exhibition, Village PastimesMarriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana SpencerFirst space shuttle flight
1982First Autumn Produce ShowFalklands War
1983Agreement with the United Reformed Church to hold joint services in St Michael's churchIntroduction of the pound coinMusic CDs first on sale
War Memorial restored
Old Houses publications produced
1984Miners strikeLaunch of the Apple Mackintosh computer
1986Save Our School movement Records trust starts oral history recordingGCSE examinations replace O levels and CSEsChernobyl disaster
1988New gas main installed on Shrewsbury RoadBeginning of Perestroika (restructuring) in the USSR
Village exhibition, Times past, Times present
1989Additional names added to the War MemorialChurch of England agrees to ordain women priestsFall of the Berlin Wall Invention of the internet
1990Opening of the Parish CentreMargaret Thatcher resigns as Prime MinisterFirst Gulf War, release of Nelson Mandela
1991Church Stretton parish population 4,161Terry Waite freed after 4 and a half years as a hostage in Lebanon
1994Morris's foodmarket opens, Lion Meadow road cut and car parks remodelledChannel tunnel openedRwandan genocide
1995Revival of Church Stretton Carnival50th anniversary of the end of World War IIOklahoma City bombing
1997Mayfair 'Old People's' Home becomes the community owned Mayfair CentreDeath of Diana Princess of Wales, Hong Kong returned to the Chinese
1999Last Church Stretton CarnivalFirst meetings of Scottish Parliament and Welsh AssemblyLaunch of the Euro
2000Millennium celebrationsOpening of Tate Modern
Time capsule buried
2001Sheep slaughtered in the Grove fieldFoot and mouth outbreak9/11 attacks on USA
2002Elizabeth II Golden JubileeUS invasion of Afghanistan
2003Village Design statement launched, Neighbourhood Watch scheme established, Millennium footpath to Church Stretton openedHutton enquiry into death of Dr David KellyIraq War
2004B4370 road renumbered B5477Opening of the Gherkin building in LondonAsian Boxing Day tsunami
2005Part of All Stretton designated a Conservation areaSuicide bombings in LondonHurricane Katrina hits US
Civil partnerships introduced
2006All Stretton History DayHuman Genome mapped
Opening of All Stretton bunk house
2007Sale of All Stretton Hall to Morris & CompanyNews of the World phone hacking scandal
2008Launch of 'All Stretton History and Houses' bookNationalisation of Northern RockInternational financial crisis
Closure of village shopElection of Barak Obama as US President
2009Opening of Stretton Hall Care HomeRoyal Bank of Scotland announces record losses of £24.1 billion
2010Coalition government establishedEruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajškull
2011Bus Shelter replacedMarriage of Prince William and Kate MiddletonArab Spring
2012Diamond Jubilee celebrationsElizabeth II Diamond JubileeSyrian uprising
London Olympics and Paralympics
2013Proposals for the building of houses and a business park on the lower slopes of Caer CaradocPrince George was born and is the third in line for the British throne.Nelson Mandela dies
Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher dies following a stroke.Pope Benedict XVI resigns the first pope to resign since Gregory XII in 1415
A garment factory in Bangladesh collapses, killing 1,127 people and injuring another 2,500 people.
2014The Population of All Stretton Village is 330Scotland votes to remain part of the UKMalala Yousafzai youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner
Six people are killed after a refuse lorry crashes into a group of people in Glasgow's George SquareMalaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappears and later in the year Flight 17 is shot down over the Ukraine.
Ebola epidemic in West Africa
2015A Defibrillator is installed at the Village HallLibby Lane becomes the first woman ordained as a bishop in the Church of England, at York Minster.Earthquakes in the Himalayas kill over 10,000 people
A Village Emergency Support Plan is drawn upThe U.K. Government finally pays off War Loan bonds, originally introduced to consolidate debt incurred in fighting World War ISame Sex marriage legal in 50 US States
The Queen becomes the longest serving monarch in British HistoryTerrorists attacks in Paris kill 130 people
2016The Red Phone Box is de-comissioned.Grenfell Tower fire in London kills 72 peopleDonald Trump is elected President of the United States
Shropshire Council reject the application to build two blocks of semi-detached affordable 2 and 3 bedroomed houses, adjacent to the Yew Tree.United Kingdom vote to leave the European UnionCoup in Turkey fails
Theresa May becomes Prime Minister
2017New Village Design Statement availableTerrorist attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester Arena kills a total of 35 peopleRobert Mugabe resigns as President of Zimbabwe
The Rohingya people flee Myanmar for Bangladesh
2018The Beast from the East arrives in February with heavy snow and chilling windsFour people are poisoned by Novichok in Salisbury (one person dies)Apple is first public company worth $1 trillion
Approval to build houses to the rear of the Yew Tree to be called Yew Tree GardensPrince Harry marries Meghan MarkleWashington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi is assassinated inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
#MeToo Movement goes Global
2019The 'Next Door' Website is used widely in the VillageBoris Johnson becomes Prime MinisterChristchurch, New Zealand mosque shootings kill 51 people
A new Rector Steve Johnson is welcomed at the ChurchEngland win the Cricket World CupGreta Thunberg delivers speech to the United Nations
COVID-19 begins in Wuhan, China