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In 2002, the local authorities in Redditch in the Midlands wanted to pull down the 32 Dolphin Road prefabs and redevelop the area. Alan Mason, one of the residents, had seen some of my work published on the internet and wondered if I could use my contacts to alert whoever could help them with their fight against the council. I said I would do what was in my limited power and travelled to Redditch on a stormy day of October 2002. Although it was only about 40 minutes by train from Birmingham, I had the feeling I was reaching an end of the world. Maybe because the tracks were stopping there, it was the end of the line. This photo shows Jack in his prefab in 2002, during the campaign to save the bungalows. Jack was the oldest resident on the estate.
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Elisabeth Blanchet Elisabeth Blanchet
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Contained in galleries
Prefab Museum / Lucy, Prefabs, Prefabs: Palaces for the People, Prefab Museum / Elisabeth's selection
In 2002, the local authorities in Redditch in the Midlands wanted to pull down the 32 Dolphin Road prefabs and redevelop the area. Alan Mason, one of the residents, had seen some of my work published on the internet and wondered if I could use my contacts to alert whoever could help them with their fight against the council. I said I would do what was in my limited power and travelled to Redditch on a stormy day of October 2002. Although it was only about 40 minutes by train from Birmingham, I had the feeling I was reaching an end of the world. Maybe because the tracks were stopping there, it was the end of the line. This photo shows Jack in his prefab in 2002, during the campaign to save the bungalows. Jack was the oldest resident on the estate.