Wednesday, 21st September 2005


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 pretty well. Next Page

Richard Bell, richard@willowisland.co.uk