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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 ...
SWEDISH POST-WAR PREFABRICATED HOUSES, a narrative by Neil Midgley
By the end of World War Two there was a severe shortage of housing in Britain. Under the Housing (Temporary ...
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 ...
A cup of tea at The Prefab Museum by Keara Stewart
We invited artist Keara Stewart to write about her experience at The Prefab Museum when it was at 17 Meliot ...
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 ...
Previous locations of Prefabs in Southampton
Pete emailed us about locations of prefabs in Southampton in early July 2017. He grew up in a prefab at ...
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 ...
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, ...
“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 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 prefab “entente cordiale”!
I was recently scouting for prefabs in Brittany with my friend Mickaël, the director of Mémoire de Soye – a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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, ...
Prefabs in North Derbyshire
In 2005, I was contacted by a prefab enthusiast, Graham Burton, who lived in a prefab in North Wingfield, North ...
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.
Politics and prefabs
“People have got the idea that it (prefabrication) means jerry building, tumbledown shacks, caravans, shoddy work, ribbon development, draughts and ...
Prefabs in France
“Are there any post-war prefabs in France?” I am often asked this question. So here I am, trying in ...
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 over three years ago, a couple of months after we closed the ...
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 ...
Coronation party at Lower Jackwood Close, Eltham
My Sister and I were there, only we were in the garden of the end prefab because my sister had...
Mapping Britain’s post-war prefabs
Dear Tony Thank you very much for this new location, which is now on the map with a credit to...
Mapping Britain’s post-war prefabs
There were several prefabs on Eldon Avenue in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire. Going along Eldon Avenue from Shenley Road, on the left...
The Prefab Museum story
Dear Hilary, thank you for contacting the Prefab Museum about your mum's items. Unfortunately the Prefab Museum doesn't have premises...
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