Friday, 21 January 2011

Prefab estate in Catford

Hi Rachel,

We went to see the Prefab Excalibur estate in Catford which was built by German and Italian prisoners of war. It has been in the news recently as it is under threat of being demolished by Lewisham council.

As with the estate at Thamesmead it was really interesting to see how the residents have adapted each place to make it into a individual and often quirky home. I also liked the tin roof prefab church designed as part of the estate.

There are 187 homes here. This is a photo from the 60's.


p.s. more images on flickr

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