These photos of Station Road Rainham Kent have been taken over the last 100 years or so at different locations along the road.

Ye Old White Horse Pub Station Road Rainham Kent approx 1900, looking down Station Road with National School on left

Ye Old White Horse Pub Station Road Rainham Kent 1900

Prestige Launderette, Station Road approx 1972

Prestige Launderette, Station Road approx 1972

Railway Pub, Station Road, approx 2003

Railway Pub, Station Road, approx 2003

The Railway Hotel, approx 1900

The Railway Hotel Pub, approx 1981

 

Station Road looking towards Cricketers Pub

Station Road looking towards Cricketers Pub

Station Road looking towards Station, school on left hand side, W&R Fletcher shop in foreground

Station Road looking towards Station, school on left hand side, W&R Fletcher shop in foreground

Photos of Station Road Rainham Kent 1996 with Methodist church on right

Photos of Station Road Rainham Kent 1996 with Methodist church on right

Photo of Station Road Rainham Kent 1996 looking towards Rainham station with Caversham Close under construction

Photo of Station Road Rainham Kent 1996 looking towards Rainham station with Caversham Close under construction

View looking up Station road from below level crossing towards Macklands Arms pub, approx 1990

 

Looking towards Rainham station, Johnsons Ironmongers on the left in distance, Macklands Arms on the right, photo around 1995

 

Old Photos of Station Road Rainham Kent 2003

Old Photos of Station Road Rainham Kent 2003

Even in recent timeframes the local area has changed significantly and one example is Orchard Street. I believe land was retained to allow for a bypass to be built avoiding the centre of Rainham but when this plan was cancelled the land was then redeveloped.

The photo below from 2001 looking towards Rainham shows the old Lukehurst warehouse with the green wall and corrugated tin roof and car sales yard before the site was cleared to build the new flats

Looking up Orchard Street towards Thames Avenue, 2001

 

Below: Looking towards Rainham with the cleared site after Lukehursts warehouse demolished showing view through to church and Millennium centre

Looking towards Rainham with the cleared site after Lukehursts warehouse demolished showing view through to church and Millennium centr

Below: Site after Lukehursts warehouse demolished showing view through to church and Millennium centre

Site after Lukehursts warehouse demolished showing view through to church and Millennium centre

 Below: Orchard Street Car sales site looking towards school

 Orchard Street Car sales site looking towards school

Below: Same location photo of new houses built on Orchard Car sales site, 2003

Same location photo of new houses built on Orchard Car sales site, 2003

 

Providence Chapel Orchard Street, 2001

Orchard Street outside St Margarets School, 2001

New houses, 2003

Former Church Hall site, now flats on Hurst Close/Orchard Street

 

This is an old photo of Moor Street Rainham, taken in approx 1910

Old photo of Moor Street Rainham

The same Moor Street location in 2014

 

Many of the older houses in Rainham and elsewhere were given names for various blocks of houses. One set of houses in Orchard Street Rainham is known as Reads Terrace and is shown as being built in 1887. This is shortly after Providence Chapel further down Orchard Street was built in 1884

There is still a sign on the Reads Terrace houses showing the name and date of consrtuction

These are old photo of Broad Walk Rainham which is now High Street/A2. Broadwalk was the section of the A2 between Rainham Watling Street junction of Mierscourt Road and Otterham Quay Lane and is currently where the Rose Inn and the Congregational Church are located. I believe the houses in the photo below no longer exist. From Kelly's Directory it appears that Broadwalk was renamed High Street in the 1930s along with other street name changes in Rainham. How Rainham Kent Street Names have changed over the years

Broadwalk Rainham

I believe the houses above are the ones in the photo below to the left of the Chapel