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Every week people tell us about prefabs we didn’t know existed. We have been directed to prefabs still lived in or long demolished, on farms, used as storage, catteries, as holiday homes or clubrooms, even two made into a pub, and links to community archives or Facebook groups.
Moving Prefab: Prefab Post Issue 2
Mum and Dad in the prefab kitchen. Stewart Street, London E14
My aunt Laili holding my youngest brother Tony who is 60 this year, Laili was on one of her visits from California. Tooke Street, London E14
My younger brothers enjoying the pool,looked on by my uncle Dennis. Tooke Street, London E14
Older brother Harry in Tooke St standing outside our prefab which is out of view to the right. Another prefab(one of four here) is visible through the windscreen of the lorry.
Olive and Lee. Stewart Street, London E14
Olive as a bridesmaid Stewart Street, London E14
Orlit houses at 11 Billson Street, London E14
Prefab memories on film
We have been able to capture, through our Heritage Lottery Fund project The Moving Prefab Museum and Archive, prefab memories ...
Prefab Post Issue 2
Prefabs taken from the Tower at the First Aid. London, E14
Rear garden and bedroom windows, to the right was our Gang Hut. Tooke Street, London E14
Rear of no. 4 Tooke St shortly after we moved in, in 1955. Dad soon had the garden tidied and the outside painted cream. The windows are of the two bedrooms.
Rear of prefab and showing no. 2 alongside ours. Tooke Street, London E14
Stewart Street prefabs Stewart Street, London E14
Two children in fancy dress, 'Mrs Mop'. Stewart Street, London E14
Two women in the back garden of a prefab, pigeons in the foregrounds. Stewart Street, London E14
Woman standing in street in front of prefabs. Stewart Street, London E14
Younger brothers Shane and Tony about 1960. Tooke Street, London E14
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