Skip to content
Celebrating Britain’s post-war prefabs and their residents
You are here:
Moving Prefab Museum - Prefab Scouts and prefab locations
Adrian (aka Sid Cat) who regularly contributes to our Facebook page was passing through Stoneleigh in Warwickshire when he came ...
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 ...
Moving Prefab Museum Event - East End Canal Festival
On Sunday 26th June 2016 we set up our prefabs stall and banner at the East End Canal Festival in ...
Moving Prefab Museum Event - Rural Life Centre
On the 3rd of July 2016, we were invited to hold a prefab event at the Rural Life Centre in ...
Moving Prefab Museum Event - St Mark's Church Hall, Excalibur Estate
This was our first event of the Moving Prefab Museum and Archive project. It was very exciting as we had ...
Moving Prefab Museum Exploration - Ipswich Tarrans
While exploring locations of prefabs online earlier this year, we came across an article in the Ipswich Star from January ...
Moving Prefab Museum Exploration - Wake Green Road, Birmingham, listed prefabs
On 3 June 2016 we travelled to Birmingham to meet Lou from 20th Century Society West Midlands and Simon and ...
Moving Prefab: A prefab weekend on Wake Green Road, Birmingham
As part of Birmingham Heritage Week, we were lent an empty Phoenix-type prefab on Wake Green Road, where there are ...
Mystery prefabs - can you help us locate them from this list?
Can you help solve these prefab mysteries? The map has been re-launched, and there are still some mystery prefabs left! In ...
One Arcon story
This is the story of an Arcon MkV prefab. We don’t know where it was originally located or who lived ...
Politics and prefabs
“People have got the idea that it (prefabrication) means jerry building, tumbledown shacks, caravans, shoddy work, ribbon development, draughts and ...
Prefab memories on film
We have been able to capture, through our Heritage Lottery Fund project The Moving Prefab Museum and Archive, prefab memories ...
Prefabs in North Derbyshire
In 2005, I was contacted by a prefab enthusiast, Graham Burton, who lived in a prefab in North Wingfield, North ...
Prefabs in the Outer Hebrides
The first time I went to The Outer Hebrides was in May 2009. I remember perfectly. I was there for ...
The Prefab Museum would not still exist without the encouragement and support of prefab enthusiasts willing to give up their ...
SWEDISH POST-WAR PREFABRICATED HOUSES, a narrative by Neil Midgley. Updated 1 June 2020
By the end of World War Two there was a severe shortage of housing in Britain. Under the, Housing (Temporary ...
The history of Uni-Seco Structures - guest blog post
Our thanks to Paul Francis from the Airfield Research Group who contributed this report. Text and photographs copyright Paul Francis/ARG. Early ...
The Moving Prefab at Eden Camp - and an unexpected discovery!
Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum is located in Malton, North Yorkshire and is a fascinating place to visit. In use ...
The Moving Prefab Museum and Archive project
We invented the “Moving Prefab” concept after we lost – to a criminal fire – the physical Prefab Museum we ...
The Prefab Museum story
The Prefab Museum was inspired by photo-journalist Elisabeth Blanchet’s passion for and documentation of post-war prefabs and their residents in ...
Where I lived when I was a kid, a poem about prefab childhood by Paul Kennedy
Paul Kennedy grew up on Pilgrims Way in Wembley between 1950 and 1962. In 2015 he wrote Where I lived ...
These are the most common keywords for the archive.
Temporary Housing Programme (189)
Arcon MkV (98)
View all keywords
Privacy and cookies
Content released under
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0