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Plotlands and prefabs on ProgressOnline

posted by on 16th Mar 2017

#PlotlandsAgain #PrefabsForPeople #TheHousingRacket

Plotlands and prefabs on ProgressOnline

ProgressOnline were kind enough to publish my The return of plotlands and prefabs?

There wasn’t enough room for more than one image of a prefab so I reproduce some more here by permission of The Prefab Museum and Wolverhampton History & Heritage Website.

Unflattering visual images of prefabs too often fuel misleading prejudices. The prejudice against prefabs may have blinded planners and academics to their success. As PrefabsAreForPeople put it more crudely:

  • People liked prefabs
  • Multistorey mass housing failed
  • The planners didn’t notice
  • They will get it wrong again

Three images from the Prefab Museum

Some more from Wolverhampton Heritage and History Website

Tarran bungalows on the East Park Estate. The estate was carefully laid out with numbers of bungalows facing traffic free greens.

…between the bungalows and the main road were rows of army huts used for displaced persons after the Second World War. These were replaced by flats – now demolished. The temporary bungalows, with intended ten year lives, have outlasted them.

In this photo there is an original bungalow to the right and one cased in brick on the left.

Postscript: Palaces for the People on Facebook

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