I recently received a request for information about the location of Ashe House that was the residence/practice of a Doctor Drake located in Wigmore. This shows how with the help of local directories I've managed to identify the location
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.
The description of James (1840-1924) and Willie (1852-1916) as relatives of the wedding couple, Henry and Elizabeth, led me to consult Kent marriage records available through FreeReg.org.uk. I did not find a marriage between members of the Edmonds and Dennis or Wells families on any date since 1800. However, the source of the photo, Dave Cory Dennis, has now assured me that the bride is his paternal grandmother and that her mother, Elizabeth (1833-1922), shown seated beside the bride, was a sister of William Edmonds (1822-1902).
This is a selection of some key newspaper front pages and their headlines during the 1980s. A further selection will be added later. Some key events covered by these newspaper headlines are the Great Storm of 1987, first mention of global warming, IRA Brighton Hotel bomb in 1984, Romanian Revolution 1989, Lockerbie PanAm terrorist bombing
1987 hurricane photos in rainham kent. These are photos of the damage caused by the 1987 hurricane in Rainham Kent. This gallery shows a selection of images of the immediate aftermath and of trees uprooted taken some weeks later near Queendown Warren. You can see the scale of the tree roots that have been ripped out of the ground compared to the person standing next to them which gives an idea of the ferocity of the hurricane force winds that hit Kent on 16 October 1987