Rainham, Essex
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Rainham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Rainham Village

I lived in rainham, betterton road from 1940 onwards, then moved to New Zealand way in around 1955. I used to attend dancing classes at Harry Doughty School Heathway from 1956 I would love anyone who was in the same area and perhaps danced, to contact me. Some people who went there were called, Ken Davis, Helen, Valerie, ...Read full memory

A memory of Rainham by essex.dance

My Early Childhood Years

My grandfather worked at Murex down by the river and I loved being able to pick him up from work on the odd occassion with my late Mum, Dad and younger sister as we would be allowed to see any boats passing. I still love the sight of water ways today and I am nearly 50 years of age, I adore the River Thames and the ...Read full memory

Blacksmith Great Grandfather

My great grandfather Frederic Fynn, came to Rainham in 1875 after he married Louisa Virgin of Ilford. He had his shop in Back Lane. He had a number of children, one being my grandfather Harry Robert Fynn. My father Henry John Fynn, was also born in Rainham, but I was born in Dagenham, in Becontree Avenue in 1946.

A memory of Rainham by Bernie Fynn