Eddie, the oldest resident of the Excalibur Estate, Catford

There's a rather sad entry about the Excalibur Estate in Catford by Doctor Boogie on Nothing To See Here. The 187 prefabs there (the largest estate of its kind left in Europe) have survived for 60 years but are now under serious threat as they don't meet Decent Homes Standard and would cost £8.4 million to refurbish. Clearly the numbers don't add up, but sometimes it's not just about money.

I once met someone who was brought up in a prefab somewhere further north. For some reason it had been built without foundations, which were later added whilst she was living in the place. The floors were dug up, foundations sunk, then the floors were replaced.

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