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"Lovely Little Places!" - The story of the prefabs at Stewards Green, Epping.

Автор: Jenny Coumbe
Год: 2009
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 100
ISBN: 0755211219
The story of the prefabs at Stewards Green, Epping, has been compiled from local newspapers, Council minutes, and most importantly, the memories of the residents themselves, in their own words. They have also contributed over 30 wonderfully evocative sketches and photographs. The book begins in the war years, with eye-witness accounts of air-raids and the damage they caused in Epping. Then we eavesdrop on Committee meetings, as local councillors struggled to provide post-war houses for all those couples who were married but had no home of their own. We learn about the Government's Temporary Housing Programme, and discover how and why the "Tarran"-type prefabs came to be at Stewards Green. Next we hear the reaction of the residents themselves, as they explain how thrilled they were with their new prefabs and all the "mod cons," which even included gas refrigerators. They recall how they made ends meet during times of shortages - potato-picking, rabbiting, back-garden hens,...
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