These shots of Rainham High Street show how it has changed over the years.
This photo was taken around 1930 showing what is now Barclays Bank in the foreground to the right. To the left is The Cricketers pub. Rainham Shopping centre was built in the late 1970s on the woodland area with access created by demolition of the row of houses and blacksmith shop
The photo below was taken in 2004
The same shot from Rainham Church tower in 2012 - this time more leaves on the trees obscuring Barclays Bank