Prefabs – Tavistock Avenue

When Michelle Mackenzie’s Uncle Bill passed away in 2017, she discovered several photos of her uncle and his family: the Becketts, who lived in a prefab in Tavistock Avenue in the 1950s. Their prefab, number 106, must have been where Grace Muriel Abbeyfield House is now and there are views of the back garden, the front garden, the side and inside. The prefabs on the other side of the road where Tavistock Close is now can be seen clearly as well as the maisonettes in Tavistock Avenue. Note that there are a lot of vegetables being grown.

Ian Brazier lived in 127 Tavistock Avenue, another prefab, with his parents and kindly shared some of his photographs as well.



  1. Alison higgs

    My grandparents william and gladys thornecroft lived in tavistock avenue from around the nineteen thirtys at no 30 my mother now lives in eastbourne she used to be a aunday school teacher at st albans abbey

  2. Christine Durston nee Wilding

    My dear family lived at 131Tavistock Ave
    Norman and Edna Wilding
    Valerie Alan and myself Christine.
    Sadly all my dear family have passed away we had such happy
    memories there.
    We knew the Becketts and the Braziers .


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