|||Cottingley Housing Estate, Pre-Fab Plan (Cottingley) (13 comments)
Plan showing the layout of a typical pre-fabricated home built on the Cottingley Housing Estate in the late 1940s. The pre-fabs were built on the site of the old Cottingley Hall estate, intended as a temporary measure to solve a housing shortage, but it was not until the 1970s that more permanent dwellings replaced them.
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|||Cross Gates Estate, Leeds Housing Scheme (Cross Gates) (2 comments)
|20th June 1921. Pre-fabricated houses under construction.
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|||Flowers for Leeds Competition, St. Mark's pre-fab estate (Woodhouse) (1 comment)
View of a garden entered into the Flowers For Leeds Competition in 1951. It was situated on the post-war St. Mark's pre-fab estate and gardeners working with cleared sites such as this one only had a very shallow layer of soil to create their displays. Mr. G.H. Blane of 21 St. Mark's Street entered the annual competition regularly and won prizes, including first prize in his class in 1952 and 1954.
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|||Official Opening of Temporary Bungalows. (Robin Hood)
|23rd March 1946.
Official opening of the first of the pre-fabricated bungalows off
Sharp Lane, Robin Hood.
Persons present, T.J.Brooks M.P.,
Mr.Mathieson (Regional Officer, Ministry of Works),
Mr. Senior (Regional Architect), Mr. Gray (Ministry of Works),
Major Spillman & Mr. Fleming
Mr. G.Webster (Poskitt's Beal),
County Alderman E. Taylor J.P.,
Councillor C.Smart J.P.(Chairman of the Council),
Mr. Moreton(Housing Manager).
The houses which were built by contractors Tarran Ltd. were built mainly to house ex-servicemen and their families.
The majority of these houses still exist today(2002).
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|||Pre-fabs at the end of William Street (Churwell)
View of pre-fabricated housing at the end of William Street. Because of the war the building of the Hepworth estate was interrupted when only 58 houses had been completed and immediately after the war the remainder of the land was used to erect 40 "Arcon" type two bed-room prefabricated houses, as shown on the photograph. These were replaced by more permanent houses in the early 1960's. Each of the "prefabs" had an outhouse made from the sides of Anderson air raid shelters with brick ends, they were not provided as air raid shelters, which had to be buried in soil, as the houses were erected after the danger of bombing had passed. Research by Ronnie Barraclough. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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