These photos of Rainham from the air were taken in 2013. Thanks to Den Lyon for providing them

This photo of the Natwest branch in Rainham was taken in around 1972. Incredibly this is one of the few locations that is very little changed since then. Try spotting the difference with the 2014 shot below. Cash machines and litter bins added but the building looks very little changed


This photo of Liptons Rainham was taken around 1972. This was the site of the old cinema known as the Bug Hutch. Harris and Bone estate agents were next door. Look atthe prices in the shop window, whisky and gin were both £2.55 a bottle!

This video was on YouTube showing a steam fair at Great Lines in around 1965




Old photos by decade

Roads around the Rainham - old photos of how roads used to look in days gone by