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Swedish House, Canning Town, London

Swedish House, Canning Town, London
Photograph taken 1945 © Copyright Crown copyright.NMR ref: h2/1

By the end of World War II there was a severe shortage of housing in Britain, leading to the Ministry of Works developing a Temporary Housing Programme between 1944 and 1948. PoWs were paid by local authorities to erect prefabricated houses, providing an essential workforce.