On a walk I came across this prefab attached to a motor repair business.
I was brought up in St Denys, an area of Southampton. After the Second World War prefabs were constructed that would become my home for over a decade. Sometime after 1976 the prefabs were demolished, as was the adjacent paint factory, and modern houses were built. The following 4 maps show how the area has changed.
All maps are screen-shots taken from http://www.old-maps.co.uk
The Government has promised to build one million new homes by 2020 – and now it emerges a chunk of them will be pre-packed.
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The image below was taken in 1932 and shows St Denys, Southampton where our prefabs were built soon after the war. It’s the riverside area in the bottom-left-hand corner, just below the railway line/bridge. Also visible are possibly the boats which 20 years later became ‘the wrecks in the mud’ that we explored whilst wearing our wellies!
A rebuilt prefab belonging to the Isle of Wight Model Engineering Society! See http://www.iwmes.org.uk/prefab.html for more information about their prefab.