Welwyn's first prefabs

By Serena Williams

Maran Close prefabs (in green) from an OS map of 1960
Map at Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies
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In 1946, the keys of number 5 were handed over to Mr and Mrs Nottage, the first tenants of the new prefabs in Maran Close, Welwyn.  There was a ceremony attended by other tenants and council officials.  In 1951, the other occupants were:

Leslie & Muriel Sales, No1; Cedric & Rosina Andrews No2; Alan & Gertrude Roberts No3; James & Sarah Blow No4; William, Eunice & Florence Macro No6; Beryl & Thomas Cruddas No7; Albert & Edith Hills No8; Frederick & Doreen Hills No9 and Raymond & Doris Allison at No10.

The houses may have disappeared some time in the late 60s as part of the land on which they stood is now covered by the busy A1.

Does anyone have any memories of living in a prefab house?

This page was added on 18/11/2009.

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