These photos of the Rainham bed race were kindly sent in by Trish Vinten and Margaret Daniels
These photos were from 1982/3. The race ran from the Cricketers pub to The Angel – calling in at The Macklands Arms of course. Raising money as they went...
The rocket took part in the bed race down Station Road and it is taken just before the junction with Ellison Way.
This was the Macklands Way team in The Rainham Cart Race organised by The Macklands pub
Left to right ...
Ray Poll, Pierre Cousins,
Silver Rocket Suit Bill Douglass (My Dad) & sitting in cart is Paul Harris
These additional photos were kindly provided by Margaret Daniels
This earlier photo was taken near Rainham station further up Station Road around 1981 of the Rainham Bed Race