Bomb Damaged House

Bomb Damaged House
Photograph taken circa 1941 - 1948 © Historic England Archive. John Laing Collection ref: JLP01/01/112/24

Men sorting through the rubble of a bomb damaged house. Laing and Co was one of the firms involved in the rapid building of prefabricated homes after WW2. In 1944 Churchill announced a Temporary Housing Programme, known officially as the Emergency Factory Made or EFM housing programme. Bricks were in short supply and Laing developed a new version of its Easi Form concrete house. By 1951 the EFM housing programme had added one million council houses. This photograph comes from the John Laing Company Archive.

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