Wednesday, 24 February 2010

The Lord Stanley Pub, Upchurch

I received this email today which I hope follow up very soon.

A friend of our's contacted me about The Lord Stanley.

Well we bought 'The Lord Stanley Bungalow ' March1996 I was asked when The Public House got burnt down, we are not sure as when we bought The bungalow it was all under probate so it was difficult to find out all about it. I'm not sure if you are interested but we have the deeds from 1865 ? you are most welcome to look at them. This was when it was bought by Barnes, my sister-in-laws Parents lived in Horsham Lane and she can remember going to Barnes' shop, my husbands parents had a fish round and he can remember as a small boy buying sweets from the shop while helping on the fish round with his Step mother. We have a photo taken in 1965 of The Pub and land, it was taken by a photographer in a Tiger Moth flying over head.

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Picture Book of Old Rainham - Issue 3 Now Available

A new Picture Book of Old Rainham is now available. Click on the Amazon link below to order for delivery worldwide.

This book follows on from Volume 1 and 2 of the Picture Book of Old Rainham which are now out of print.

Feedback on Rainham History

Thanks for all the feedback and comments on the site, it is much appreciated and makes the effort of maintaining it all worthwhile.

History of Rainham, Photos and Tales of Bygone Times in Kent

The Rainham History site originally started out as a personal project in 2000 so ten years on it is quite an amount of work that has gone into it. I know some of the local schools are using the site for project work which is very gratifying.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Lipton Shop - High Street Rainham Kent, 1920s

I have attached a photo of a shop that I believe was located in HighSt Rainham in the 1920's. The person in the middle was my father Percy Jacobs who was born in Rainham, I think at High street. My grandfather was born in Upchurch he was a shepherd, I think it was at Greenboro' Marsh. In fact all of the Jacobs family was born, married and died in and around Rainham. I know that William Jacobs born 1791 was born in the are, probably Upchurch and his father Edward Jacobs born 1765 was I believe born in Rainham. I have done some research using Ancestry. com but now I am trying any other avenue to see what I can unearth. I am also looking back at the maternal family line which also springs from Rainham, the Hawks being one.