These photos of Rainham were taken in the 1970s prior to the construction of the shopping centre as you can still see the school at the top of Station Road. 

Betabake & International Stores in High Street A2 Rainham. Other photos in this set include White Horse pub, Harris & Bone estate agents, Liptons Supermarket in High Street Rainham, Midland Bank/Hidsons, Natwest Bank, P Duff Opticians, Prestige Launderette, Rainham library, Seeboard, Cricketers pub, Ward & Partner estate agents and Beveridges the chemist 

And these are some photos of the same locations taken in 2014, attempting to get same angles and photo

Old Photos of Rainham Kent from the 1920s and 1930s

Historical Photographs of Rainham, Kent: Gallery Three



The Edwards family fruit picking at Walnut Tree Farm, Lower Rainham Road. The 1907 Victoria plum harvest is proudly shown.

(Action Forum July 2004)
 



Marshall Road , approx 1929


Marshall Road Rainham approx 1932

 

Old Historical Photographs of Rainham, Kent from the 1950s

Belisha Beacon pub, now Domino's Pizza at Rainham Mark

 

Rainham High Street looking towards Barclays Bank

Rainham Mark looking towards Rainham

The Cricketers Pub Rainham

Rainham station with Oast in the distance

Rainham High Street looking towards church

Street party in Herbert Road in 1953 for Queen Elizabeth II coronation

Photographs of Rainham, Kent

This collection of photos are of Rainham Kent from the 1900s to around 1910 showing life in Rainham around that time with pictures of local shops and trams in the High Street.

 

Photo of Broad Walk Rainham

Broad Walk, Rainham

(Photo:Paul Stevens)
Aerial Photo of Rainham 1930

 

Aerial view of Rainham, 1930 
(from Action Forum)

Photo of Berengrave lane 1947

Berengrave Lane 1947
(Action Forum)

Station Road Rainham 1995

Station Road, Rainham
Approx 1995

(Photo: Eddy Newport)

Caversham Close, Station Road Rainham 1995

 

Station Road, Rainham
(Now Caversham Close)
Approx 1995

(Photo: Eddy Newport)

Photo of Berengrave lane 1980, new railway bridge
Berengrave Lane 1980

Construction of new railway bridge
(Photo: Eddy Newport)

 

 

 

 

 
National School Rainham 1878

 

National School, Rainham,
prior to 1878
(Action Forum)

Old Photo of St Margarets Church Rainham 1800

 

Rainham Church watercolour, approx 1800
(Action Forum)

Berengrave House Elizabeth Bowes Lyon 1920

 


Berengrave House, approx 1920
(Action Forum)

Watts Chemist High Street Rainham 1984

Watts Chemist, 
High Street, 1984
(Action Forum)

Aerial View of Rainham Centre, May 1930
(Action Forum)

Photo of Hops arriving at Oast

Hops arriving at the oast
(Action Forum)

Photo of Dene Hole Rainham 1980

Dene Hole discovered during construction of The Goldings, off Marshall Road, approx 1980
Photo : Andrew James

Photo of Dene Hole Rainham 1980

Dene Hole, The Goldings, off Marshall Road, approx 1980
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Photo : Andrew James

Photo of Dene Hole Rainham 1980

Dene Hole discovered in The Goldings, off Marshall Road, approx 1980 
Photo : Andrew James

 

   

Manor Farm Rainham 1930

Manor Farm restaurant, Maidstone Road/A2 junction. Originally built as a gas showroom in 1926, converted approx 20 years ago to pub restaurant and recently refurbished.
(Action Forum)