Many of the street names in Rainham have changed over the years.  You can read here how Rainham Kent Street Names have changed over the years but one that still has a reminder of the original name is Webster Road which was originally Milton Road. At the end of the street is still Milton House with a brass plaque on the front gate. 

The Cricketers pub is situated in the heart of Rainham on the A2 High Street, next to the church and opposite Station Road. These photos of the Cricketers Pub in Rainham were taken in 1950, 1972, in 2001 and 2014.

Cricketers Pub Rainham Kent in 1950

Cricketers in 1950s

Cricketers Pub around 1972

Cricketers Pub Rainham Kent in 2001

Cricketers in 2001

Cricketers in 2014

The Chatham Naval War Memorial located at the top of Great Lines in Gillingham commemorates 8500 sailors from Chatham who died in the First World War. The monument was extended after the Second World War to add an additional 10,000 names of those who had died in service during the conflict.

The Chatham War Memorial monument which contains the names of those who died in service during the First World War is surrounded by a wall which displays the names of the 10,000 who died during the Second World War.

The names of all those commemorated are shown on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website which was where I found details of my great-grandfather's service records. Arthur Percy Light from Gillingham died when HMS Hogue was torpedoed in September 1914.

 

 

Can anybody help by naming any of these people. The photo was taken outside the telephone exchange in Rainham High Street about 1947 I think? In the front centre was Dr Pole (Polecezk) my Dr in the early 50's. At the back just left of Dr Pole is my Father, Cecil Alfred Adams (deceased 1951). None of my remaining family can name anyone in the picture. 
 
Regards, Peter Adams.
Born in Rainham, now residing in South Australia.

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