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, ...Read full memory

A memory of Rainham by essex.dance

Summers Spent At My Grandparents

My grandparents moved to Rainham in the 1930s and were there during the Second World War. After the war my mother married at St Helen's and St Gile's and when I was born, in 1952, my earliest and fondest memories are of my grandparents' house on Wilfred Avenue. Granddad helped start Rainham F.C. and ...Read full memory

A memory of Rainham by Jane Briggs

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