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Celebrating Britain’s post-war prefabs and their residents
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A short history of prefabrication
Prefabrication is a method of producing standardised components off-site in a factory or workshop, that can be fitted together on-site. ...
Absolutely Prefabulous: Museum captures the spirit of post-war life.
Christine Rich and her daughter Tina at the Prefab Museum, Meliot Road, London SE6. 25 May 2014.
Prefabs were spacious and well designed with modern conveniences; a fitted kitchen with refrigerator, cooker and water boiler, fitted cupboards ...
The Prefab Museum is a living history online museum about Britain’s post-war prefabs. Part of the Temporary Housing and Emergency ...
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.
Open House London at the Prefab Museum. 20-21 September 2014.
Swedish Post-War Prefabricated Houses
The houses were imported from Sweden at the end of WW2 to designs from the UK. Many are still standing and lived in. There are several different styles but typically, unless they have been re-clad, they have distinctive vertical wooden exterior planking. One pair of dormer bungalows in Ellers Lane, Auckley, Doncaster is listed Grade II by Historic England.
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 ...
Wall of photos of prefabs on the Excalibur Estate, Prefab Museum. 15 April 2014.
Welcome to the Prefab Museum
Prefabs were put up as a temporary solution to ease the housing crisis after the Second World War. The Temporary Housing Programme was unprecedented as the first, and probably the last, time that central government took control of the design, manufacture and supply of homes.
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