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Prefab

They were designed to be temporary housing after the war but many lasted well into the 1960's and beyond. 

Prefab

They were designed to be temporary housing after the war but many lasted well into the 1960's and beyond. 

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  • Ray
  • Thailanddy plu
  • 12 Aug 2015, 00:47
I really like the dated whitegoods, Bill.
this is a great find Bill and you have framed it nicely....petersmile
Bill Phillips: Some of the post war prefabs came from Canada. This one is an Arcon Mk V which IU think was made in Birmingham and was lived in there until 1980. Not bad for a building that was intended to last for 10 years
Beyond indeed, Bill, I think the last ones in Fleetwood were in the 90's.
Bill Phillips: I know there were still quite a lot in Birmingham well into the 70s Frank. They were well made
Seems to have everything you need!!
Bill Phillips: They did E. A lot of them came from Canada and were very well constructed
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 Aug 2015, 06:25
I remember kids at school who lived in them, dwellers were universal in their praise
Bill Phillips: So do I and they were well liked. When our kids were much younger we took them to see this and they wanted to move in!
  • Lisl
  • Batheaston
  • 12 Aug 2015, 06:36
I used to live in one near Portsmouth, Bill. And it had a very large garden
Bill Phillips: A lot of them did. I remember a friend at school lived in one and their garden was their pride and joy
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 12 Aug 2015, 06:38
This kitchen looks rather familiar to me.
Bill Phillips: At the time it was probably more modern than that found in many British houses Philine
If it has the basics, Bill, I'd be perfectly happy there!
Bill Phillips: A lot of people were Ginnie. One of Angie's aunts lived in one for a number of years
They seem having had quite modern equipments for these years Bill! Beautiful presentation.
Bill Phillips: By British standards at the time they well well equipped and insulated Richard
We have lots and lots of those homes in Canada, whole subdivisions of them, and in every province.
Bill Phillips: A lot of the ones built here after the war came from Canada. They were a short term solution to a chronic housing shortage after the damage done by bombing. They worked very well and people loved them
I believe there are still a few still in use here and there.
Bill Phillips: There are indeed Brian
Though not the best design for energy efficiency, many occupants grew very fond of their prefabricated homes Bill. I like this photograph.
Bill Phillips: Some of them came from Canada as I recall and these were well insulated I think
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 Aug 2015, 17:18
We had pre-fabs in Scumsville until the late 1960s. They were well-liked by the residents.
Bill Phillips: I think that was generally true Alan. Unlike high rise tower blocks which have proved to be a disaster
They were extremely well-designed small houses - it's a pity that kind of innovation didn't outlast the war!
"temporary" becomes permanent...

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