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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. ...
Audio recording of Allen and Judith Sawkins at the Rural Life Centre, July 2016
Baby Margaret. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Back garden at 5 Barcombe Close, with tent. Eastbourne
Dad, 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Prefabs were spacious and well designed with modern conveniences; a fitted kitchen with refrigerator, cooker and water boiler, fitted cupboards ...
Judith and Margaret. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Judith. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Margaret by shed. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Mum. Anderson shed. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
Prefabs: a study in policy making.
Recording of Judy Hewins at the Rural Life Centre, July 2016
Side door. 5 Barcombe Close, Eastbourne
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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