A few weeks ago we spoke about the prefabs and steel houses that were built after the end of WW2 . Someone mentioned the ones that stood behind the Grapes pub in Gee Cross and Ken Smith very kindly sent us this newspaper cutting and some information about them.
Over to Ken -
"Looking through the blogs recently I came across a request for information regarding the prefab estate constructed behind the Grapes Hotel shortly after the end of WW2.
I lived on the estate with my parents from its first occupation until September 1952, when I joined the RAF as an Aircraft Apprentice, with just one short break during 1951 when our house burned down!
I enclose a newspaper cutting from the time which may remind some of your readers of the occasion.
Incidentally, I now live on the plot of land almost immediately opposite that of the house that burned down !!"
Thanks very much for sharing , Ken. Much appreciated ! :)