We now have the Prefab Christmas cards ready. The front has a beautiful snowy prefab scene specially commissioned by the BVPP & inside there is a simple seasonal message. They are 25p each & come individually or in packs of 5.
They will be onsale at the meeting in the Millennium Centre on 26th November. If you cannot get to the meeting or don’t have contact with a committee member you can contact us through this site of the Bellevaleprefab Facebook page (using the private message facility to give your address & a contact number).
Many of you have asked about the first book Prefab Days which has been out of print for some time. We have now have arranged to have more copies printed which will be ready very soon. You can contact us through this site or the Facebook page as above. We hope to have these before Christmas.
MONTHLY SOCIAL GATHERINGS
We meet on the last thursday of each month at
The Millennium Centre
Childwall Valley Road
We start at 7 p.m. and finish by 9 p.m.
We have free tea & coffee and there is a bar in the centre for those requiring something colder or stronger!
We usually have several photo albums, maps of then & now & our new model prefab on display. It’s a chance to meet friends & neighbours old & new and to share reminiscences.
The next 3 meetings are
- October 29th
- November 26th
- December 10th *special Christmas party get together £4 per ticket payable on the door (see post above this)
We hope to see you soon!
Did you know you can buy a copy of the second book More Prefab Days at our meetings. If you can’t make the meeting click on Book Shop above to find out stockists.
This month’s meeting saw some ‘new faces’ from 23 Whinhurst Road.
It was lovely to meet Richard Hughes and his daughter Jacqui. Richard moved into the prefabs in December 1947 when he was 23 years old. He had returned from the army after the war. His wife Eileen & his baby son Derek moved in with him. His daughter Jacqui was born 3 years later. They left in 1960/61 and went to live in Allerton.They still both live in that area today. Derek is in London where he has lived for some years and sadly Eileen passed away some years ago.
They looked back happily at their time in Whinhurst Road & were both able to share many memories with other prefabbers at the meeting & look at the volumes of pictures & archives we hold. Richard, whose memory & vigour belie his 90+ years, also brought along some of his own photgraphers to share.
Richard digs deep to rmove bricks of a buried Nissan Hut from his garden!
Eileen hughes & friend inthe garden
Eileen’s Mum & Dad with Panther motorcycle & sidecar
Eileen holds baby Jacqui, also a young Derek with Richard & his Mum & Dad
Jacqui alone & with Mum Eileen on Coronation Day 1953
Hello, I would like anyone that knew me
from the prefabs & Joseph Williams to contact me. I lived at 126 Whinhurst Rd .
Regards, Ray Smyth.
OMG I cannot believe I have found this site – I lived at 27 Hedgefield Road I went to Belle Vale County Primary and then to the Holy High 1961 – 1966
I live in Manchester now but would love to come to a meeting it would be amazing if I
met someone who knew me but that would be too much to expect – like so many
others there I expect I could bore you all for hours of stories, Jacksons Pond, Gorsey Kop, the fields, the swing park, Billy Tinwhistle – best days
of my life I might just roll up one day – I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me xxx