I wonder how many local residents recognise or had one of these Rainham & District Co-operative Society Ltd Share Books?

This photo is of Prestige Launderette Rainham at 35 Station Road taken in about 1972. Interestingly the shop is now a launderette again having been a pet shop amongst other uses in the last 40 years.

Photo of Prestige Launderette Rainham 1972

Photo of Prestige Launderette Rainham 1972

Rainham Launderette 2014

Rainham Launderette 2014

Herta's Hairdressers Rainham - International Hair Stylists - Herta Hair Sylist 33026

There were two branches. One in Hoath Lane opposite & just down from Woodside. The other was where Greyfox is now - Rainham High Street. It was owned and run by Roy and Herta Gros ( might have been double S)

This photo is of the branch in Rainham where Greyfox estate agents are now.


Until the early 2000s the Royal Mail sorting office was in the centre of Rainham opposite the Green Lion pub. The site was redeveloped and the buildings demolished to build the retirement flats that are currently there. 

These photos were taken in 2001 when the building had already closed and the land was up for sale. Reynolds Health & Fitness is the building behind the trees.



Old photos by decade

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