A collection of 3 black and white negatives showing exterior views of the Woolaway factory, Bridport, Dorset. The factory was built in the immediate postwar years during the boom in housing construction. The Temporary Housing Act of 1944/5 was intended to alleviate the acute housing shortages of the immediate postwar years. The Ministry of Works was the government department tasked with the organisation and efficiency of the push for housing construction. A number of prefabricated designs and construction methods were proposed to the Ministry of Works, of which the Woolaway house, designed by a company of the same name, was one. Woolaway houses were constructed using pre-cast reinforced (PRC) concrete panels. They could be constructed as both homes or bungalows.
The original Ministry of Works envelope lists the division as "C.S.A" and the Operator as "W".
This Volume contains the following materials:
Source: Historic England Archive
Mid 20th Century Prefabricated House, Mid 20th Century Factory