Action Forum magazine from September 2008. Cover photo showing E&E Blacker shop sign in High Street Rainham. Click image to view the PDF of the magazine.
This photograph was taken in September 2007 when work was underway renewing the frontage of Jacksons Estate Agents at the corner of Rainham High Street and Orchard Street. Looking in various Kelly' s Directories I find the shop now numbered 76, High Street listed as empty in 1908, Miss Mary Maria Lane shopkeeper in 1926 and as a Confectioners with the name Parker in 1957, Murray in 1963 and Blacker in 1967 and 1971. I wonder how many people remember these shopkeepers and the changes.