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“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 nearly five 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 ...
Peter and his mother in front of their Nissen Hut in Bentham Road, London E9
I lived in a Nissen hut in Bentham Road between 1950-52, when I was 2-4 years old. My mum and...
Childhood Home by John Chinery. Underhill Road, London SE22
So sad an ending John. Barry Kidd
Previous locations of Prefabs in Southampton
My dad and his family he was the youngest of three boys surname Lever and was born in 1949 lived...
Terence’s cousin Denise outside his prefab, Dartmouth Park Hill, London NW5
Hi Terence This is Sharon Charlie’s daughter. Can’t believe I’ve stumbled on this site. Do hope you and your family...
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