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.



World War Two (1939 - 1945)


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