These aerial photos of Rainham were taken in around 1930 and 1990 covering the area around Rainham train station. You can see the difference in the railway buildings between the 2 photos a nd the amount of housing development that has grown around Rainham.
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In 1930 you can still see the Railway Hotel on the corner of Station Road and Platform Row Cottages Rainham (next to Wakeley Oast house/Station Road)
By 1990 there is a new station building but The Railway pub is still present but now surrounded by houses in adjacent roads. You can also see the large car park next to Rainham Rec on Station Road.