The Moving Prefab

As 2016 marks 70 years of post-war prefabs, it is the ideal year to get our Moving Prefab travelling on Britain’s roads.

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Oral histories and photos, posts on local forums and comments on blogs, are often the only record that some prefabs existed at all and anyone ever lived in them.

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Our prefab location map started life at the museum. We carefully mapped the prefabs people told us about in the visitors’ book and from the flags stuck in our map

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Moving Prefab Museum – Prefab Scouts and prefab locations

Sid who regularly contributes to our Facebook page was passing through Stoneleigh in Warwickshire when he came across two types of prefab opposite each other, and shared them with us! The single storey Tarran prefab is currently used as a changing room, and the Swedish Timber prefab is still lived in. Maybe you can help…

Moving Prefab Museum Archive – submissions and puzzles!

This photo was emailed to us by John via a friend on 6 July 2016. He wanted to know what sort of prefabs they are. They were in Martin Avenue, Mountsorrel, Leicestershire. This is what he said: “Attached a scan of an original negative showing a section of the old Martin Avenue, Mountsorrel. (The roads…

Welcome to the Prefab Museum

The Prefab Museum was inspired by photo-journalist Elisabeth Blanchet’s passion for and documentation of post-war prefabs and their residents in the UK since 2002.   Elisabeth began by documenting prefabs in Peckham, south London, and then all over the UK.  An exhibition in 2013 at Photofusion in Brixton, accompanied by walking tours and archive tea…