Prefab Homes (Shire Library)

Prefab Homes (Shire Library)

Elisabeth Blanchet


In 1944, Winston Churchill promised to fabricate as much as 500,000 prefabricated bungalows to ease the housing scarcity after the second one international battle. Made in factories, over 156,000 transitority "prefabs" of some designs have been dropped at keen neighborhood professionals. They have been nicknamed 'Palaces for the People'. With handy kitchens, bogs and heating platforms, they proved well known. meant to be demolished ahead of 1959, prefabs have been defended through citizens who campaigned to maintain their relatives houses and groups. approximately seventy years later, the final of those bed room houses are being demolished. Elisabeth Blanchet tells us the historical past of those well known houses with gardens, exhibits their various designs, and providesa glimpse interior. in the course of the tales and thoughts of citizens, she unearths the groups who have been happy to dwell within the prefabs, a lot of whom have for years been struggling with neighborhood experts' efforts to demolish them.

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