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"Weir Houses" were built at Sankeys. Taking over 100 hours to erect they were sent to badly bombed areas to replace destroyed housing. Named after Lord Weir whose Scottish company was also involved in the manufacture of prefabricated housing. Some were built locally and occupied by workers from Sankeys (called Weir Gardens)(now demolished).
16 Roding Avenue, Barking, Essex
I was born at 16 Roding Avenue Barking Essex in a prefab. He was also born in a prefab in ...
1950 outside our prefab in Crownhill, Plymouth.
Me (right) and my friend John Dyer taken by a photographer who worked door-to-door. Notice my ragged coat, basically we ...
255A Westbourne Park Road, London, W11
Elisabeth Blanchet is a photo-journalist and has written two books on prefabs and is currently writing a third book commissioned ...
Aerial map of post war prefabs where I was born. Shrublands, Shirley, Surrey
Airey Houses in Clee View and Whitbread Road, Ludlow
There are 22 pairs of semi-detached two-storey Airey houses in Clee View (16) and the adjacent Whitbread Road in Ludlow ...
Airey houses in Leicestershire
Emma photographed these unaltered Airey Houses in Ashby Folville, Leicestershire. Many thanks to Emma.
AIROH B2 prefabs in Lenham, Kent
Pat sent these delightful photos of the prefab he grew up in, in Douglas Road, Lenham, Kent. Many thanks to ...
AIROH prefabs in Beattie Avenue, Hereford
The first stage of the demolition and replacement of the 41 AIROH prefabs in Beattie Avenue, Hereford, has begun. The ...
Arcon MkV in Algiers, North Africa
This photo is of my late father Leslie Hocken taken outside a sample Arcon MkV prefab sent to Algiers for ...
Arcon Prefabs around Ashby-de-la-Zouch
I would like to report a small number of pre-fabricated “Arcon” houses, located around Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire. I have currently located ...
Besson Street, London SE14
This was our prefab in Besson Street, New Cross Gate, south east London. We moved in when they were new, ...
BISF Houses in Harrow, London
John took some photos of a large BISF (British Iron and Steel Federation) estate of houses in Harrow Weald. The ...
BISF Houses, Hereford
Twenty-five pairs of BISF semi-detached houses can be found in Cagebrook Avenue (13) and Beattie Avenue (12), Hereford. Externally, most ...
Bonchurch Road, Southampton
British Concrete Federation Huts in Bourn, Cambridgeshire
Keith sent these photos of BCF Huts still standing in Bourn, Cambridgeshire. His mum lived in one
Chancellor's Road on film
Here at Reelstreets we like to bring to your attention any commercially distributed film that shows footage of Prefabs, particularly ...
Christmas in the prefabs
Winter came early to to the prefab where I lived in Deal, Kent, as an only child after the last war.
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Cornish three-storey blocks of flats in Hunderton Road, Hereford
There are a group of four Cornish three-storey blocks of flats in Hunderton Road, Hereford. All four appear externally well-maintained.
Cornish three-storey blocks of flats in Oak Crescent, Hereford
Hereford still has at least 16 Cornish three-storey blocks of flats. Four of them are in Oak Crescent, adjacent to ...
Cornish three-storey blocks of flats in River View, Putson, Hereford
There are six Cornish three-storey blocks of flats at River View, Putson, on the edge of the River Wye. There ...
Cornish three-storey blocks of shops at The Oval, Belmont, Hereford
The Oval, Belmont, Hereford, is a semi-circle of three three-storey Cornish units, with two garage blocks and shops on the ...
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