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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 ...
AW Hawksley Ltd and the factory at Brockworth - guest blog
We would like to thank Paul Francis from the Airfield Research Group for contributing this report. AW Hawksley Ltd and the ...
Moving Prefab exploration: Le Chateau (de Crittall), and prefabs in Silver End, Essex
The history of Silver End is a fascinating one, beginning in the 1880s when Francis Henry Crittall, the son of an ironmonger in Braintree, began to manufacture metal windows.
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 ...
A prefab conversation in Tufnell Park
A lovely prefab conversation at the Lord Palmerston, Tufnell Park Three weeks ago, I met Catherine, Terence and Ben at the ...
Moving Prefab exploration - a prefab in south London
A lovely morning with John De’Ath, prefab resident in Brockley, South London For the last year, Jane and I have been ...
Moving Prefab Museum - Chiltern Open Air Museum
On the hottest day of the year, 23rd August 2016, we visited Chiltern Open Air Museum in Chalfont St Giles, ...
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 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 - Memories, memorabilia and Archive
Terence emailed us on 9 July about his prefab in London NW5. “I have just discovered your excellent site which brings ...
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 - Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings
Prefabulous Weekend! Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove in the West Midlands. There is a lovely open air museum there with ...
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 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 ...
Prefabs were spacious and well designed with modern conveniences; a fitted kitchen with refrigerator, cooker and water boiler, fitted cupboards ...
Coronation party at Lower Jackwood Close, Eltham
Dear Eileen, thank you for the descriptions which I have updated. Best wishes, Jane
Prefab interior with Eileen in bridesmaid’s dress, Lower Jackwood Close
Me Eileen Jolin in my bridesmaid dress
Eileen’s dad Daniel Jolin, known as Joe, in front of Arcon prefab
My dad Daniel Jolin, known as Joe
Eileen’s sister Pat on her new bike in front of the prefab, Lower Jackwood Close, Eltham
My sister Pat on her new bike
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