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ARCON Prefabs on Calder Terrace Sighthill 1955

ARCON Prefabs on Calder Terrace Sighthill 1955

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Built in 1946,the ARCON (Architectural Consultants) was the first of two types of Prefab on the estate.
These shown were on Calder Terrace opposite a small Cul-De-Sac a few yards from its junction with Calder Drive.
It can clearly be seen on the Street layout plan elsewhere.
They were constructed of Corrugated Asbestos sheets including the roof.

Stuart Laidlaw Added by Stuart Laidlaw

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    Russ Keith

    This was the type of prefab I lived in on Calder Crescent.
    Seeing this picture reminds me that when I was still at primary school, I used to have a friend that lived in Calder Terrace, quite near, if not the house in the picture and one day I went there and (s)he was out. But his/her parents, who must have been in their early to mid twenties invited me in and we discovered a shared interest in science and science fiction. From then on I would go from time just to visit them and was always made welcome and we’d talk about books and movies, mostly horror and science fiction.
    It was a welcome home away from home for a wierd little nerd like me at the time.
    I’ve forgotten all their names but I warmly remember their kindness during that episode in my life.

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