Monday, August 21, 2006

Anyone Remember Prefabs?




After the second world war my parents who then lived in London where promised a house in a land fit for heroes. This took 11 years to happen at which point they were given a prefabricated bungalow. I was 5 at the time and can vividly remember moving in. It was in East Acton, West London and it had all modern amenitites. Everything was built in, we even had a fridge which was at that time an item only very rich people had. We even had a garden.
These properties looked the same all over the UK and the big shame is that there are only a handful left.
I found these images on the net the other day and they took me back to a very happy time. Builders today could learn a lot from these houses. Certainly worth waiting 11 years for.

2 comments:

Frank Fahy said...

Was these the prefabs in acton park or trinity way.Very happy memories.
FF

Di Overton said...

Trinity Way. Small world eh?