Back in the early 1900s various streets in Rainham were renamed to avoid duplication with the same named roads in Gillingham. There is little evidence of this now but someone drew my attention to a piece of info in a comment on the article about How Rainham Kent Street Names have changed over the years. Webster Road was previously known as Milton Road Rainham and there is still a Milton House in the road with the name plaque showing. These small details of local history are all around our local urban environment if we know where to look!

Do you know any other similar details that show the older history of anywhere in the area?

 

Webster Road street sign now

Milton House in what would have been Milton Road Rainham, now Webster Road

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