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    Default Liverpool Prefab Houses

    1) Huts at an old Army Camp, Knotty Ash. Junction of Queens Drive and Prescot Road.


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    They were built to accommodate the American Troops during WW1. Purchased afterwards by Liverpool Corp to house families during the post war shortage.

    2) Gillmoss prefabs were built to accommodate families that had been bombed during the war.

    3) and 4) Bellevale prefabs.

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    There were a few on Lowerbreck rd L6.

    when I was a kid I remember when they were standing derelict. We used to take a bottle of lemmo and some butties and go inside and play house

    The kids then didn't dream of smashing places up.

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    There arn't many pics of prefabs around. Would be great to find some pics of those u mention LL
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    I just remember the Belle Vale Prefabs, i remember people in the area talking about how they missed them.

    look here Belle Vale Prefab Project - About Us

    shows what it meant to them.
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    Belle Vale's prefab site was the largest in the country (I seem to remember reading somewhere)

    There were also some in Croft Street and Commercial Road (on my site b&w photos page) and also some in Silvester st and Prince Edwin street.
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    There was a lot on Shiel Park

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    I vaguely remember prefabs on a site opposite the Royal Hospital. I was very young at the time, and recall thinking "people live there!!!".

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    There was Prefabs on Townsend Ave by Broadway barracks. My brother used to do the window cleaning round on them. I have tried to find pics of them but have not been successful. It would be great to see them.

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    Default Garston Prefabs

    There were prefabs on Garston Park, alongside Long Lane.

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    There were prefabs on the field by Lister Drive (opposite the Fisheries)
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    There were quite a lot of prefabs in Speke - the end nearest were the airport originally was. We lived in one in Dymchurch Road from 1955 to 1961.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burkhilly View Post
    I vaguely remember prefabs on a site opposite the Royal Hospital. I was very young at the time, and recall thinking "people live there!!!".

    These were the ones in the now abolished Croft Street I mentioned earlier. There is a booklet on the Belle Vale prefabs in News from Nowhere showing plenty of pics.
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    Was it prefabs that were opposite the Royal years ago? I thought I remember seeing caravans there sometime in the 1970's...But maybe it was prefabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    Was it prefabs that were opposite the Royal years ago? I thought I remember seeing caravans there sometime in the 1970's...But maybe it was prefabs.
    There were some caravans located somewhere around the Everton brow area. After all the streets were demolished travellers moved in.
    This would probably be around late 1960s early 70s.

    Does anyone remember ?

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    Sorry, not that old

    Deffo prefabs in Croft st facing the then new ozzy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    There were some caravans located somewhere around the Everton brow area. After all the streets were demolished travellers moved in.
    This would probably be around late 1960s early 70s.

    Does anyone remember ?
    The travellers were on the right side of Shaw Street as you approached Everton Brow - about 300 of them if I remember rightly. It was the late sixties/early seventies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    Sorry, not that old






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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    The travellers were on the right side of Shaw Street as you approached Everton Brow - about 300 of them if I remember rightly. It was the late sixties/early seventies.
    Yes that's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post





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    Here is one of my old pics of prefabs in Prince Edwin St
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    Yes that's a great pic GD, one of my all time faves because we used to cut across that oller and through those old landing houses (where my nan and uncle lived) and through amongst the prefabs on our way to St. Gregs school which is just being built there across Prinny Eddy. The prefabs were empty and approaching dereliction by then though, it would have been approx 1973/74. I don't think these ones lasted much after that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie View Post
    The travellers were on the right side of Shaw Street as you approached Everton Brow - about 300 of them if I remember rightly. It was the late sixties/early seventies.
    I recall the trouble around there with them too. They were all over from Ireland in their caravans. They must have been quite dumb to have setup camp there as all there was was trouble most nights. No one sane would live like that.

    The council/police got rid of them in one swoop. They had trucks and cranes in convoys with big square logs on them and large tow trucks. They were told to get off the land. Those who never were dragged off by the tow trucks and the area had the large logs all around to prevent them getting back on.

    They should have taken them to the Irish ferry and sent them back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark R View Post
    Was it prefabs that were opposite the Royal years ago? I thought I remember seeing caravans there sometime in the 1970's...But maybe it was prefabs.
    I remember the caravans being there, when they cleared the old prefabs away.
    I had put up a screenshot from a video months ago, which included a shot of them. Not great quality but it was from a film from the 50's

    here is the link:
    prefabs low hill on Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hmtmaj View Post
    I remember the caravans being there, when they cleared the old prefabs away.
    I had put up a screenshot from a video months ago, which included a shot of them. Not great quality but it was from a film from the 50's

    here is the link:
    prefabs low hill on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
    This has jogged my memory - - I think I do recall some prefabs on the opposite side to where the Royal is. Were they still there late 1960's ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    This has jogged my memory - - I think I do recall some prefabs on the opposite side to where the Royal is. Were they still there late 1960's ?
    Don't know if they were still there then but remember them from a few years earlier - often passed them on the bus into town when leaving my grandmother's in kensington.

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    Here are 4 'high rise'.on top of the old Tomkinson building in Gt Newton St.

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    Wow,cracker pic Gnasher . Looks well out of place.
    I am looking for a pic of the prefabs that where on Townsend Ave near the army barracks. No luck yet.

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    Thanks,it was taken from here.

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    WOW!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNASHER View Post
    Here are 4 'high rise'.on top of the old Tomkinson building in Gt Newton St.
    Nice Pic! but not 'Prefabs' as we know them! These are 'Porto-Cabins'!!

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