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“Those were the days my friend…….” Sam Webb, RIBA©
When I woke up on 6th June 1944 it didn’t seem like a special day. There was no radio in those ...
A day celebrating prefabs on the Excalibur Estate
The Excalibur Estate has always had a special place in our hearts. Jane and I have been working, photographing, filming, walking, ...
A prefab “entente cordiale”!
I was recently scouting for prefabs in Brittany with my friend Mickaël, the director of Mémoire de Soye – a ...
A prefab conversation in Tufnell Park
A lovely prefab conversation at the Lord Palmerston, Tufnell Park Three weeks ago, I met Catherine, Terence and Ben at the ...
A tribute to John De'Ath
We were sad to learn, from his granddaughter Lorraine, that John De’Ath was in hospital when we took a group ...
A tribute to Ted Carter, our friend and Excalibur prefab resident
Jane and I are very sad to hear that Excalibur Resident Ted Carter died at the end of last week. ...
Elisabeth Blanchet is a photo-journalist and has written two books on prefabs and is currently writing a third book commissioned ...
AW Hawksley Ltd and the factory at Brockworth - guest blog
We would like to thank Paul Francis from the Airfield Research Group for contributing this report. AW Hawksley Ltd and the ...
Braintree & Bocking Prefabs (and Hutton) - guest blog post by Braintree historian Mike Bardell
Mike Bardell contacted the Prefab Museum by email on 10th October 2017. He had met someone who had been to ...
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Prefabs were spacious and well designed with modern conveniences; a fitted kitchen with refrigerator, cooker and water boiler, fitted cupboards ...
Every week people email us or tell us on Facebook and Twitter, and at our events, talks and walks, about ...
Festive update from the Prefab Museum!
Dear Prefab Lovers, 2016 is coming to its end and has been a fantastic prefab year: after years of prefabs commitment, ...
How my passion for prefabs made me a calendar girl
I have always wanted to be a pin-up on a calendar. After all, that’s how Marilyn Monroe started her career… ...
Mapping Britain's post-war prefabs
I started plotting the online prefab locations map nearly eight years ago, a couple of months after we closed the ...
Mapping post-war prefabs part 2 - industrial London
This blog post is something of a ramble, to start the new year. There is a lot of talk about gentrification, ...
This page is about prefab memories, stories and photos. Please read the blog posts on various topics, from the history ...
Memories of growing up in a prefab in Clock Face, St Helens
Terry contacted us with vivid memories of his family prefab in Clock Face, St Helens. He was told there was ...
Moving Prefab - Memories, memorabilia and Archive
Terence emailed us on 9 July about his prefab in London NW5. “I have just discovered your excellent site which brings ...
Moving Prefab exploration - a prefab in south London
A lovely morning with John De’Ath, prefab resident in Brockley, South London For the last year, Jane and I have been ...
Moving Prefab exploration: Le Chateau (de Crittall), and prefabs in Silver End, Essex
The history of Silver End is a fascinating one, beginning in the 1880s when Francis Henry Crittall, the son of an ironmonger in Braintree, began to manufacture metal windows.
Moving Prefab Moving Picture Show
Moving Prefab Museum - Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Prefabulous Weekend! Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove in the West Midlands. There is a lovely open air museum there with ...
Moving Prefab Museum - Chiltern Open Air Museum
On the hottest day of the year, 23rd August 2016, we visited Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles, ...
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