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

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0 #4 Joanne Nash 2018-09-28 13:56
Amazing photos. I would have been there as I attended every year. I emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia in in 1981. What I immediately notice is there are no overweight kids in these photos. I have very fond memories of growing up in Rainham.
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0 #3 Julie veerappan 2018-09-28 13:49
The second photo of the band is the band my dad played in. He is the bass player Bernie Johnson. The band is the Dixie Cats
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0 #2 Sophie 2018-09-23 20:36
The third picture the two adults most clear and my nanny and her partner, how can I get a copy of this as sadly she isn’t with us anymore :cry:
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0 #1 Lisa Chapman 2018-09-23 20:18
Omg my parents are in the 3rd picture sadly my mum has passed but it was amazing to see her in this picture looking so young and alive. Would it be possible to obtain a copy of the picture please?
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