Mottingham Prefebs

A Memory of Mottingham

Does anybody have any recollection of the prefabs at Mottingham? (long ago demolished).
I lived there with my parents and three brothers at 9, Nutton Road, SE9. I attended Marvels Lane Primary School, which, I believe is still in use. I visited the school on a Sunday after attending a wedding in Surbiton. I was unable to park because of all the parked cars - there were no cars parked on the road in Marvels Lane when I attended the school. I live now in Cheshire.
I would particularly like to see any photographs of the prefabs at Mottingham. My aunt still lives in her prefab in Catford (Mordred Road).

A memory shared by Keith Hogwood , on Aug 9th, 2013.

Comments & feedback

Sat Apr 25th 2015, at 12:37 pm

paragonslate commented:

Hi Keith,
I think the prefabs got demolished around 1963/64 to make way for the Chinbrook estate where I lived. We moved from prefabs in Albion Street Rotherhithe to a newly built house on the estate. Most of the families were young and came from, New cross, Deptford, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Blackfriars and other inner london suburbs (hence, the huge Millwall football club following). You may be able to find some photos' on the "City Of London" archives, my sister sent me one of the estate, taken out side our house about 1968 (?). I live in Melbourne Australia now and often think of Mottingham. Hope you find some photos'. Steve.

Thu Jul 9th 2015, at 6:58 am

Keith Hogwood commented:

Hi Steve,
Many thanks for your reply-very interesting. We moved from Nutton Road to a council house at Elliot Bank Forest Hill as the prefab was to small to house my parents and four boys (which included me!). I knew the prefab were to be demolished, but I didn't know when. I have since visited the estate that replaced the prefabs.
Opposite was The Chinbrook pub (still there) and Off-licence. Not too far away was the River Quaggy where I spent many a happy hour catching Sticklebacks and taking them home in a jam-jar.
I have a photo of me and my brothers standing at the rear of our prefab. Just so sorry that's all I have. I live now in North Yorkshire-even further away, but not as far as you!

Tue Oct 27th 2015, at 9:39 pm

peter.w2 commented:

Hi Keith I went to Marvels lane school in 1956 to 1965, lived in the prefabs at the bottom of marvels lane ,our prefab was located next to the entrance to the playing fields. I used to play in chinbrook meadows and constantly used the playground there. have fond memories of the school ,went back 6 years ago with my grandchildren and they were impressed by it . nothing like the old days now looks like a prison camp surrounded by high fencing . like you have now moved a long way of as I live in south wales . Pete..

Mon Feb 1st 2016, at 3:44 pm

lou.morris commented:

Hi All, I used to live at 4 Nutton Path with my 3 siblings. Can remember the Milkman with his horse Molly! I have a photo of myself standing to the entrance to the prefab aged approx.3 years old. Like you I went to Marvels Lane Schools - Mr Parkin was my teacher in the Junior School.

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