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Ted (Edward James Lawson) was a lovely man. I used to spend a lot of time in his prefab. He had a pretty one with timber cladded exterior walls. Each room was painted with bright colours: the kitchen was blue, the living room pink, the bathroom orange... I particularly loved the black and white portrait of her wife painted over with watercolours. He was offered a prefab in the late 80s as his disabled wife couldn't manage stairs anymore. They both loved the place straight away. When she passed away, he decided to stay. Ted died in 2006, one year after I last saw him. Howard, the TMO (Excalibur Tenants Management Office) manager told me he was very distress at the end, mainly because of what was going to happen to the prefabs.
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Elisabeth Blanchet Elisabeth Blanchet
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Contained in galleries
Prefab Museum / Lucy, Prefab Museum / Elisabeth's selection, Prefabs: Palaces for the People, Prefabs
Ted (Edward James Lawson) was a lovely man. I used to spend a lot of time in his prefab. He had a pretty one with timber cladded exterior walls. Each room was painted with bright colours: the kitchen was blue, the living room pink, the bathroom orange... I particularly loved the black and white portrait of her wife painted over with watercolours. He was offered a prefab in the late 80s as his disabled wife couldn't manage stairs anymore. They both loved the place straight away. When she passed away, he decided to stay. Ted died in 2006, one year after I last saw him. Howard, the TMO (Excalibur Tenants Management Office) manager told me he was very distress at the end, mainly because of what was going to happen to the prefabs.