These photos of Rainham were taken in the 1970s prior to the construction of the shopping centre as you can still see the school at the top of Station Road. 

Betabake & International Stores in High Street A2 Rainham. Other photos in this set include White Horse pub, Harris & Bone estate agents, Liptons Supermarket in High Street Rainham, Midland Bank/Hidsons, Natwest Bank, P Duff Opticians, Prestige Launderette, Rainham library, Seeboard, Cricketers pub, Ward & Partner estate agents and Beveridges the chemist 

And these are some photos of the same locations taken in 2014, attempting to get same angles and photo