Barbara's mum's house was built by Horbury Urban District Council
in the post war years as an Airey House; a design which used concrete
slats, coated with pebbly gravel to clad the walls. It was re-clad
with bricks 15 or 20 years ago.
All the houses on the council estate had generously sized outhouses,
which were needed for storing coal or coke for the solid fuel fires
and kitchen ranges of the period. The concrete roof of the outhouse
is showing signs of erosion but the concrete bricks are lasting