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Search Aspect ( Jarvis Walk )
Location - Leeds & District

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Jarvis Square / Jarvis Walk (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. View of modern red brick built bungalows in the Jarvis Square / Jarvis Walk area. These replaced old prefabricated bungalows which were built after the Second World War. These prefabs lasted far longer that the 10 year lifespan they were designed for. They were intended as a short term solution to a post war housing shortage.
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Jarvis Walk / Sharp Lane junction (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. This photograph is taken from the junction with Jarvis Walk and Sharp Lane. New red brick built bugalows on the right have replaced prefab homes erected as a temporary solution to the housing shortage after the Second World War.
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Jarvis Walk / Sharp Lane junction, prefabricated housing (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. View of single storey prefabricated housing erected after the Second World War and located at the junction of Jarvis Walk with Sharp Lane. The prefabs were only designed to last for approx. 10 years as a solution to the post war housing shortage. This home has been fitted with modern U.P.V.C. windows and a patio door.
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Jarvis Walk at the junction with Formans Drive (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. View of Jarvis Walk at the junction with Formans Drive at a time when demolition was in progress. Prefabricated homes erected at the end of the Second World War were being demolished and replaced by brick built bungalows. The large blue skip at the right edge was on site to take asbestos material from the roofs and interiors of the prefabricated buildings. From there it was removed to a specialist waste deposit site in Middlesborough.
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Jarvis Walk at the junction with Sharp Lane, prefabricated house (Robin Hood)
Colour imageSeptember 2006. This is an example of a prefab single storey home dating from the end of the Second World War. Prefabs were a solution to the housing shortage at this time. They could be erected quickly and in large numbers. Although they were as expensive as traditional homes they did not require the same level of skills at a time when skilled labour was in short supply in the building trade. Many prefabs lasted far longer that the 5 to 10 years lifespan they were given. This one had lasted for 60 years, but was shortly to be demolished.
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