Palaces for the People: Prefabs in Post-war Britain Hardcover – 29 May 2003
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240 pages, over 150 photos, and details of all the British prefabs. Photos of exteriors, interiors, fixtures and fittings, gardens, aerial photographs, estate plans, construction photos... it is all here. It has been a joy to research this book, and I have been delighted with the response from readers. I hope that you enjoy the book.
About the Author
Dr Greg Stevenson works as an architectural heritage consultant and lectures at the University Of Wales, Lampeter. The author of the popular titles The 1930s Home and Art Deco Ceramics, his next project will be to save an Arcon prefab and rebuild it on his land as an unusual holiday let.
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It's also a really interesting read, not just about prefab houses around Britain, but also about the whole era, and so anybody interested in modern history will find this a fascinating insight into how the normal people of Britain got on with their lives in post-war times.
I guess some people will find it a trip down memory lane as there are also photos of house interiors from this time. The prefabs of the book's title are all around the country, from Essex to the north to Wales.
I'm sure you'll enjoy this book, whether for the informative text or the fascinating and plentiful photos.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am one of the people who are mentioned in this book having lived in a prefab for many years. Some of the pictures are mine and the book serves as a reminder to how life was 50... Read morePublished on 9 May 2012 by A Reader
Having lived the first 17 years of my life in one, this is a real nostalgia trip! I lived in Porters Field Estate in Leyton East London on quite a large prefab estate and it was... Read morePublished on 18 Jun. 2009 by a.j.perryman
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