"Here's another type of
prefab. This photo shows it in its old and metamorphosed state.
These are BISF (British
Iron & Steel Federation) houses
and were made in huge numbers all over the UK. I've lived in one of these
in Burdiehouse for the last 35 years and the conversion has turned them
into very snug and fuel efficient homes."
"I also lived for a short time in
one of the other type, an Asbestos one in Greendykes. It was a great
Imagine going from a single end
with no hot water and an outside shared lav. to your own wee bungalow with
hot and cold running water and a bath with, wonder of wonders, a gas
operated fridge built in to the fitted kitchen."
Bob Henderson, Burdiehouse, Edinburgh: January 4,