John Morris (1865-1959)

John Morris was Deacon of the Congregational Church in Broadway for 62 years. He wrote the “History of Broadway Congregational Church” published in 1869.

John was a Grocer, and Clerk to both Broadway and Childswickham Parish Councils and a Member of Evesham Rural District Council. He was elected Chairman of Broadway Parish Council from 1935-1940.

John worked as Broadway’s correspondent for The Evesham Journal for 60 years. He had served with the Gloucester Regiment (1886 to 1897) and was a Member of Broadway Rifle Club.

John died, aged 94, in Broadway in July 1959.