The Prefab Museum recorded a number of oral histories about post-war prefabs from people who lived and grew up in them.
Pamela's prefab off Stebondale Street, E1425/02/2020 Duração: 02min
Pamela speaks about her life in a prefab on the Isle of Dogs
Bob describes his prefab and famous neighbour17/04/2018 Duração: 04min
Recorded at the East End Canal Festival in June 2016, Bob Dench recalls his prefab in Bouverie Road, Hackney, and Barbara Windsor who also lived in a nearby prefab. Photo from the collection of George Warren.
Eddie O'Mahony talks about moving into his prefab in 194617/04/2018 Duração: 03min
Recorded in 2011 as part of a Media Trust project, Eddie recalls his return from the war and setting up home with his family in their prefab in Persant Road, Catford, SE6. Eddie passed away in December 2015 after living for 69 years on the Excalibur Estate.
BBC Surrey interview at the Rural Life Centre16/04/2018 Duração: 05min
BBC Surrey recorded an interview with Jane Hearn, director of the Prefab Museum, and Emma Midgley, director of the Rural Life Centre, on 22 February 2018 in the Arcon prefab. Thanks to BBC Surrey for permitting the Prefab Museum to share the recording.
Judy Hewins describes her childhood in an Eastbourne prefab27/03/2018 Duração: 08min
Judy lived in an AIROH prefab in Barcombe Close, Eastbourne, with her parents and sister. Recorded at the Rural Life Centre, July 2016
Ray Smith's memories of his family prefab in Penarth, South Wales27/03/2018 Duração: 12min
Ray was recorded at Estates of Memory, the London Festival of Architecture 2017, at St Marks Hall, London SE6
A prefab in Peckham, London22/03/2018 Duração: 14min
Barbara Brewer talks about her prefab childhood in Kirkwood Road, Peckham, London. Recorded at St Mark's Hall, Catford, London SE6 in May 2016
The Universal prefab at Chiltern Open Air Museum22/03/2018 Duração: 10min
Rosemary Carden talks about her memories of her cousin's prefab, now located at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. Recorded at the Chiltern Open Air Museum, August 2016
A prefab in Lichfield, Staffordshire22/03/2018 Duração: 02min
Denise Thompson talks about her family's prefab. Recorded at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, Bromsgrove, on 23rd July 2016.
Prefabs in Farnham, Surrey22/03/2018 Duração: 07min
Siblings Judith and Allen Sawkins remember their family prefab in Farnham. Recorded at the Rural Life Centre, Tilford, Surrey in July 2016.