Time is up for post-WWII prefabs still lived in today
After World War II, Britain had a major housing shortage. In a radical solution, the government built thousands of pre-fabricated homes.
Erected quickly, they were designed to last for 10 years but some are still occupied to this day.
In the villages of Eckington and Killamarsh in north-east Derbyshire, two estates have reached the end of their lives.
The buildings, which are hard to heat, will soon be demolished and new homes built in their place.
As they prepare to move out, the residents reflect on the homes which have stood for far longer than anyone ever thought.
The regeneration scheme is being developed by Rykneld Homes and North East Derbyshire District Council, in consultation with the tenants.
Video journalist: John Galliver
Stop/Start is a new series of video features for the BBC News website which follows both new trends that are beginning and old traditions that are coming to an end.
- 7 May 2013
- BBC News