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Through the Marshes - Along the Thames from Rainham to Purfleet

  • Rainham Station, Ferry Lane London RM13 9HY (map)
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One of Rob Smith’s series of walks along the Thames going East, this takes us from Rainham where we'll visit the gardens of Rainham Hall - a house built by a ship’s captain who operated his shipping fleet from the village when it was a busy port – before crossing the site of a former military training camp until we reach the Thames, where we'll look at the history of industry in the area. Then it is a peaceful stroll along the Thames through an area that is now an RSPB nature reserve but once rattled to the sound of machine gun fire. The walk ends in Purfleet which used to be a popular destination for day trippers and Dracula!

Earlier Event: June 9
The London of Ronnie and Reggie Kray
Later Event: June 11
20th Century Buildings in Hackney