Thursday, 13 June 2019

Kingsbury’s Post-War Prefab Homes – free talk on Tuesday 25th June

Local historian (and Wembley Matters correspondent) Philip Grant will be giving a free talk, at 11am on Tuesday 25th June, as part of Kingsbury Library’s regular monthly “Coffee Morning” events. His subject this time is the “prefab” bungalows that were built just after the Second World War, to provide urgently needed temporary homes for families.
Nothing is left of them today (the last ones locally were gone by the early 1970’s), but they had been a feature of Roe Green Park, Silver Jubilee Park and a corner of what is now Fryent Country Park (an estate called Pilgrims Way!).

Much of the talk will include memories and photographs from people who lived in the Kingsbury prefabs. It is the social history of everyday local people, although some went on to be more widely known (including a future Leader of Brent Council, and a world famous musician).
The event is free, with refreshments (although Brent Libraries would like everyone who comes to borrow at least one library book as part of their visit). If you are not doing anything else that morning, and think that the talk might be interesting, why not come along?

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