Craigour Avenue

About 4 miles SE of the centre of Edinburgh

Prefab Bungalows

Craigour Avenue  -  Housing including prefab houses erected in the 1940s

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -   please contact peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk        Photograph taken at on January 11, 2008 at 2.03pm

 

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Craigour Avenue  -  Housing including prefab houses erected in the 1940s

 

Craigour Avenue

Prefab Bungalows

Here are two of three prefab bungalows set back from the road on the western side of Craigour Avenue.  They are Nos 35 and 37.

There is also a third prefab bungalow beside them, which has been modernised.  It is No 33, just out of the picture on the left.

In the background are tower blocks, near the corner of Moredunvale Road and Craigour Drive.  They are, left to right:

Moredun House.

Marytree House.

Little France House.

Castleview House (hidden behind Little France House).

 

Recollections

1.

Alan Bass

Craigour

Prefab Bungalow

Thank you to Alan Bass for emailing me to tell me:

Craigour Avenue  -  Housing including prefab houses erected in the 1940s

"That's my house - the prefab at 35 Craigour Avenue.  In 1948, my uncle was the first tenant in the house. 

When I was two years old, our family moved from Craigmillar to a prefab in Moredun.  It was demolished in 1967, so we then moved to a maisonette.

Then, in 1974, when I was aged 22, we did an exchange with my uncle, and we moved into the prefab at 35 Craigour Avenue.  I've lived there since 1974."

Alan Bass, Craigour, Edinburgh:  August 2+6, 2009

 

Prefab Housing

Background and Recollections

Craigour Gilmerton Moredun West Pilton

 

 

 

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