World War I
only recently became aware that there had been a similar project
in the 1920s, following the end of World War I. Wooden
housing was constructed, known a 'hutments' (a chiefly military
term for a group of huts).
Frances Murray wrote
"My dad, Hamish McGlynn, b 1928, was brought
up in Sloan Street. I remember him describing temporary housing being put
up in the concrete play park, possibly during the war years.
I cannot seem to find any information about
this and wonder if any of your contributors can help."
Frances Murray, Broomhouse, Edinburgh:
May 4, 2011
Dickson replied, enclosing a press cutting and
"This old newspaper
cutting shows wooden huts in Iona street, the caption reads: 'Wooden
Hutments occupied as dwelling-houses are being demolished by Edinburgh
John Dickson, Broughton, Edinburgh:
June 27, 2011
Does anybody else have any information about Hutments in