Shirley Houghton talking about living in Pollards Way in the 1950s

Shirley talking about living in Pollards Way


View of Middle Farm from the church tower. Pollards Way in the background

Airey houses were built after the war to meet the acute housing shortage. Councils had built prefabs during the war but there was still a need for council houses.

These houses were quick to assemble, largely made from concrete panels reinforced with steel then bolted together or constructed with a steel frame.

Middle Farm was demolished in 1967.

Middle Farm


Docklands or Dorklings before he bungalows were built. Pollards almshouses in the background

Toot Hill before the elms got dutch elm disease.

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