Back those days (1960-1970), pen-friendship was the big deal as Face book/Bebo is today. I used to have a penfriend by the name of Karen Francis. I am from Mauritius - a tiny dot in the Indian Ocean - and relating to Rainham, Kent simply seemed so far, so impossible. I knew a little about England through my geography ...Read full memory
I was born in Dec. 1941, in the house, 241(?) directly across from the butcher shop (where the lorry is parked) , only my mother and a 15 yr old aunt were present. Nurse Chalk, on her trusty bike, showed up a little later. My father was serving in Hornchurch Aerodrome and one of my ...Read full memory
My father Sidney Edward Nurden whose name is on the war memorial at The Broadway at Rainham. He died from wounds he received in France in 1944 aged 28 years. He is buried in the cemetary in Upminster Road where there are now several others from the Nurden family including my mother Lucy Maud Nurden whose ashes are scattered ...Read full memory
I was born in Upminster rd sth as it is now, opp the cemetery and Buttons shop. Went to Rainham village school then onto Rainham sec. Where my grandad was groundsman Was married in 1966 in Rainham church, run the brownie pack at the hall off Upminster rd then in parsonage rd school.i came back for a school reunion 225 yrs ...Read full memory
I was born in 1948 in South Hall Farms little cottage, which as I know is still there. The farm was owned by the Gunarys, I lived there until I was 19. I went to Lambs Lane Secondary School which ajoined the farm, so I could go over the fields and through the hole in the wire fence then I was at school. All ...Read full memory
Hello, we are Alice Phoebe Hannah and Vilma students of the Central Saint Martins University College and we would like to receive any help from all of you that get memories of Rainham to join our exhibition experience will take place in Rainham Hall as soon. Please fell free to ...Read full memory
My grandparents owned the sweet shop at the end of this parade. They were Harry and Gladys Godwin. My mother grew up there, as did my Uncle Paul. My brother and I have hundreds of fantastic memories from the 1970s. I now live in Highgate, North London. Last year I was driving past the shop and decided to go ...Read full memory
My name is Dennis Nurden, I have a twin sister Valerie, we lived in Sunningdale Ave when Murex sports ground was there. Though not born there we did all our schooling there and left when we were about 18yrs old. At school I did paper rounds and worked on Saturdays in Castle Sports, the shop left in photo. ...Read full memory
Does anyone remember the webb family that lived in upminster road around 1955?
I moved to Rainham in 1953. My memories are on-line in Essex Boy 1949-1959 and also on the Walthamstow Memories website. I lived at 45 Brookway. I went to Rainham school in class of Miss Legg and Mrs Davies...Anyway, see on line. The printed version is in the London Borough of Havering Library and Essex Record Office...
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