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Prefabs
Started by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Further to the photo of the prefab on the Album, the link below to an article may be of interest to some, it does mention Blackburn Aviation factory of Dumbarton who manufactured them and the towns name being significant to Wigan as Dumbarton Green a little estate of their prefabs at Beech Hill was named in their honour, the other estate of prefabs at Worsley Hall had street names of Scottish Clans i.e. Buchanan, Davidson and Fraser.

Asolutely Prefabulous

Posted by: momac (9228)  Report abuse
Thank you for that Ayrefield..that's really interesting.

Posted by: Stardelta (6423) Report abuse
I seem to recall the ones on Stoneygate lane (Appley Bridge) lasting until the mid 80s.

Posted by: Jumpin Jack Flash (124) Report abuse
i think one is still there SD

Posted by: broady (13786)   Report abuse
There are still quite a few in Fisher Avenue, Abram.

Posted by: daveŠ (3464) Report abuse
Quite a few here on Lancaster Road, Hindley.

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
I remember the BISF houses on Durham Street Whelley and Sycamore Avenue Golborne had to be demolished in the 1990s because the steel stanchions were found to be badly corroded, are the ones in Abram and Hindley privately or still council owned.

This site is interesting.

Non traditional Housing

It's a PDF file and asks if you want to Open or Save - click open to read the file.

Posted by: broady (13786)   Report abuse
ayrefield,
Not 100% certain but I think a mixture. Some bought under the right to buy or whatever it was called.

Posted by: daveŠ (3464) Report abuse
Quite often, as in the sale of council houses, it's very easy to spot a home that's been bought, council houses usually re-roofed, not the case with ex council houses.

Posted by: Wigan Rover (627) Report abuse
Stardelta : We still have just the one left on Stoneygate Lane , originally there were five

 
 
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