Wednesday 2 September 2015

The Angel Pub Rainham Old Photos

We've received a request for any old photos of The Angel pub in Rainham. If anyone has any they can share please get in touch via

Sunday 26 April 2015

New Asda Petrol Station Rainham

The old Esso petrol station on the A2 at Rainham has now been taken over by Asda. This means we now get cheaper Asda fuel in Medway as it seems to keep the prices of other garages lower as a result.

New Asda Petrol Station Rainham
New Asda Petrol Station Rainham

Thursday 16 April 2015

Archaeological field school at East Wear Bay, Folkestone

Details of our new archaeological field school at East Wear Bay, Folkestone, along with our programme of taught one day archaeology courses at Canterbury, are now available on the CAT website:

I’d be really grateful if you could circulate these links to your membership and/or network of contacts in the wider heritage and Kentish community.

If you have any questions about either the courses or the field school, or indeed other aspects of Canterbury Archaeological Trust’s public outreach and educational work (including lectures to local groups and societies), please get in touch with me.

Monday 19 January 2015

Scott May Human Cannonball Accident in Detling - Matt Cranch Inquest Jan 2015

The inquest into the tragic death of Human Cannonball Matt Cranch is taking place in Maidstone Kent this week. The accident took place at Scott May Daredevil stunt show accident in Detling near Maidstone Kent on 25 April 2011

Human Cannonball Accident - Matt Cranch Inquest
Human Cannonball Accident - Matt Cranch Inquest

This video and stills also taken on the day available to media to licence - please contact

This is video taken at the Scott May Stunt show where the Human Cannon ball tragedy took place at Detling showground Kent. It shows the Scott May Daredevil stunt show accident in Kent on 25 April 2011 where stuntman Matt Cranch tragically died performing the human canon act. This is the original video that shows the earlier stunts such as car crash & stunt riders doing their show, the build up to the human cannon ball stunt showing the netting position, the launch and netting collapse and the crowds reaction after the human cannonball stunt went tragically wrong with the police arriving on scene.

NOTE: This video is copyright and may not be used commercially without permission. All licence fees are being donated to Kent Air Ambulance

Thursday 1 January 2015

Rainham in the 1970s

I recently received a set of photos taken in Rainham around 1973/74. I've attempted to visit the original locations and take a picture of how that location looks now then blended them in the video.