This gallery of photos were taken in 2001 on film and have been scanned into digital copies. There are photos of Rainham High Street including the former post office sorting centre demolished to build retirement flats opposite the Green Lion pub.

 

 

Photos of the Theatre Royal building in Chatham prior to demolition

This gallery shows a selection of images of the immediate aftermath and of trees uprooted taken some weeks later near Queendown Warren. You can see the scale of the tree roots that have been ripped out of the ground compared to the person standing next to them which gives an idea of the ferocity of the hurricane force winds that hit Kent on 15/16 October 1987

 

Old photos

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Old photos by decade

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