Aerial map of post war prefabs where I was born. Shrublands, Shirley, Surrey

prefab estate erected in early 1947 'Shrublands' Shirley, Croydon, Surrey

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  • I was 3 when we moved into Bracken Avenue in 1947. I remember the evening we arrived sitting in deck chairs listening to Dick Barton Special Agent with its evocative music. We were right at the left side end on the bit of cul-de- sac. No traffic then, spent the next 10 years playing in the road with all the other children and hopping over the fence into the woods at the back, building camps and climbing trees. Happy days….Went to newly built Spring Park Primary School, can still smell the awful dinners!

    By Linda Fitter, then Barritt (19/07/2022)
  • We lived in Myrtle Road & i also went to Spring Park & later Shirley Sec.

    By Phil Bennett (20/04/2022)
  • Good to see this photo….our family lived in Broom road in the early 50’s until the estate was demolished to make way for new housing development…..our family transferred to Longheath gardens.I went to Shirley Park primary and then to Monks Ochard.

    By Mike Richardson (02/01/2022)

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