In March 1978, the council was renovating 92 homes in the Village. They decided to move in 12 caravans to house some of the families in turn whilst their homes were worked on.
This looks like 92 families spent several weeks or months at a time, taking turns in the caravans, using them as temporary homes.
Can anybody remember this? Were you or anybody you know affected? Where exactly were the caravans and what was life like in them? Which homes were being renovated?
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The decant caravans were at the train station overspill car park I was in the 1 the MaGuire family were in
Was the Stanley not built on the site of what we called the bleach works we used to jump over the wall here and steal either wooden bottle crates for our fire when we were swimming at the dam or for wine/ champagne bottles to make traps for baggies