Elisabeth Blanchet

This is my photo-blog diary, photos I have taken or I like, short films and words. If you want to see more, please check my website : http://www.elisabethblanchet.com/

About 10 days ago we wrote a postcard to the Prince of Wales to invite him to a tea party - and even have some pre-fab cakes - at the Prefab Museum. We also pointed out his grand mother visited the Excalibur Estate twice and compared it to a holiday village. So when the post man delivered his reply today, we were all excited before opening the second-class stamped envelope… Unfortunately visiting us is “not something he will be able to take on”. Disappointed we are. But we’ll find other famous guests. We were actually thinking of trying to get Prefab Sprout at 17 Meliot Road. Any other suggestions???

Loeil Urbain

Palaces for the People exhibited at the Rencontres Photographiques L’Oeil Urbain, à Corbeil-Essonnes du 5 avril au 18 mai. Signature and preview this Saturday, 5th of April from 5:30 pm! Please come and join us: http://www.loeilurbain.fr/fr/page_18450.html

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Another great day at 17 Meliot with talk by English Heritage Julian Holder and architect Ian Abley. Our neighbours came to the museum to get some inspiration to paint their outside wall, which in one afternoon turned into a Spitfire!!!

Another great day at 17 Meliot with talk by English Heritage Julian Holder and architect Ian Abley. Our neighbours came to the museum to get some inspiration to paint their outside wall, which in one afternoon turned into a Spitfire!!!

Life Aquatic Collages at Speculative Future group show at Hackney Downs Studios until March 31st

Another great turn out yesterday at the prefab museum

Another great prefab day at 17 Meliot!

The Prefab Museum - 11 days on

Here is in stills and moving pictures a “roman photos” of the first 11 days of the Prefab Museum. Enjoy and come and see us when you can. The prefab is a lovely home full of art, stories and memories shared. 

Dave at work, about to welcome visitors!

Nick’s cup of tea. He was driving that day

The famous corner window

Visitors queueing on the opening day. We reckon more than 250 people turned up!

Jean picking up the photo of her prefab …

… and leaving a trace on the prefab wall

Seven of us exhibiting in the prefab

Vicky in front of the picture of her grand-father who broke a record of erecting a prefab in 40 minutes 25 seconds in Brighton in 1946!

The little fairy in the garden

The mapping of UK prefabs is taking shape

Eddie paid us a visit on Thursday the 13th

Jo and Dave enjoying the reading of 40s newspapers found by a resident under the lino when he redecorated his prefab

We were shown wonderful old family prefab pictures

Rachel, Margaret’s grand-daughter, came to have a look at the museum. Her nan used to live at 17 Meliot Road till last Summer

On a tour of the estate

Great turn up for the tour of the estate. 

The ice-cream van man had spotted the crowd…

… and Jerry got caught!

Time to read the papers and go back in time. The Prefab Museum is open till 01/04. Please see flyer below for details and pay us a visit!

Elisabeth

Variations autour de fenêtres de préfabriqués