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Treneere prefab 1946

Nr 65 Polmeere Road, Treneere Estate; The new prefab(ricated bungalow); 1946. Walls of asbestos-cement sheeting with insulating fibreglass quilt sandwich. A temporary solution to a housing need, the bungalows simply lasted. It was a warm enough house, though noisy when it rained. For us it had the advantage of having a back garden that ended on the bank of the Chyandour brook, we made a bridge across to Trannack Farm, Farmer Wallis was very friendly, and encouraged us to visit.

Treneere prefab 1946
treeve, Mar 8, 2008
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    • whitegirl
      Remember when the Jeffries lived at Trannack Farm as my mother used to work their every day so used to cross the bridge to get to and from work!
    • treeve
      Higher Trannack farm is also still there, and I believe, still in the Jeffries family. The Wallis Lower Trannack Farm is now hidden behind trees and the re-routed river. Quite a trek to see it again.
    • symons55
      David Jeffries now runs it but he is nearing retirement.
    • Halfhidden
      Funny how you miss these in Treneere isn t it
    • Penzancemaid
      Donkey s breakfast - that was what we called the wall panels because we believed they were filled with straw. I lived in a prefab for a while 1978 - 80.
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