Ruby Mudge (in the middle)  hopping with her mother and sister Norah (at the left).  This must have been taken in the 1930's.

I have attached a photo of some workers at one of the local Brickfields.  If anyone could identify the location and any of the workers I would be interested.  My mother was Ruby Mudge who was born at Upchurch in 1914, but lived in High Dewar Road when she married Harry Tottman at the Rainham Congregational Church in 1938.  Her uncle, Elijah Boakes (1869 to 1936) was a foreman at the Eastwood brickfield in Quay Lane, Rainham.  I wonder if that is where the picture was taken.

These photos were taken at the 1972 Rainham Spectacular - do you recognise yourself or anyone else? The fantastic photos give a glimpse into life in Rainham in the 1970s.

Thanks to Jan Baldock and Charlie Neale for some names in the above photo: From right to left centre. Kenny Ware. Steve Davis, Dave Smitherman & Les Coppack

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

Band "Dixie Cats" playing with bass player Bernie Johnson

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

Tug of War

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

Parachutist arrived in the arena

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

Minature Railway at Rainham Spectacular

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

Splosh the Scout - 17th Gillingham Scout Group

1972 Rainham Spectacular Cozenton Park

A picture of a Tug of war team at a Co-op Sports day at the Rec. about 1925.

Standing left to right: Mr Seager,?,?, Mr Black; seated on a chair ?; seated on the ground left to right: Mr Epps, Jim Gray (a policeman), Bill Mudge (Ruby's Father), ?.   Can anyone identify the other men?

The hop pickers photo below was marked up as 1926. Great Grannie Mudge is the lady in the centre. She lived in Solomon Road, next to the school. She was the mother of Hilda Mudge who married Herbert Baden Powell Gooding at St Margaret’s Church and lived with the Gooding family in her later years in Solomon Road.
 
The gentleman on the left is obviously writing in a book - possibly recording the volume/weight of hops picked?
 
 
No idea of any others in the picture.
 
The photo below is dated 1940. It appears that the lady in the centre is maybe sampling some of the crop they seem to have picked. Possibly cherries. Or - is it a picture for Harvest Festival or something similar, as each of the ladies seems to be holding a different offering of some kind or another!  No names, but it came from the same collection of photographs as the 1926 picture above.
 
Does anyone recognise any people in the photos or any ideas who they may be?