Britain's largest remaining 1940s prefab housing estate is set for demolition, reports the Today programme's Tom Bateman.
The Excalibur estate in south east London was built by German and Italian prisoners of war, using panels from decommissioned aircraft hangars and material from Spitfire factories.
Sarah Blackender grew up on the estate and lives here with her three sons aged one, four and 10. "The fact that we're all on one level, the children are never far away," she says.
Eddie O'Mahoney, 90, moved into his brand new prefab in 1946 and has been here ever since. "This is a wonderful lovely home. I'm proud of it. I can honestly say I love my home," he says.
Eddie has made few changes to his home in the 65 years he's lived here. The ceiling tiles in his dining room are made of polystyrene but Eddie says he's never had any problems keeping the place warm.
When Eddie and his wife first saw the new home they were impressed by the heated towel rail in the bathroom - the height of luxury in 1946. The gas-powered fridge in the kitchen was "out of this world".
Eddie was called up for the forces in October 1940. His wife Ellen and his first son were made homeless when their house was destroyed during the Blitz in 1941.
Eddie was a keen gardener and was awarded a prize for his front garden when the Queen Mother came to the estate in the 1970s.
Before the estate was built the parkland was used as "dig for victory" allotments. Eddie kept up the tradition. "Everybody here took an interest in their gardens because they were new to us," he says.
Jim Blackender has been campaigning to prevent the demolition of prefabs on the Excalibur. "We enjoy living here, we've got a great community," he says.
A planning application for the new design of the estate is due to be heard in March. Lewisham Council held a ballot of residents and says 56% voted in favour of the changes.
"Whilst the Council appreciates that many families have lived in their homes for a long time, many more families wish to have a warm and habitable decent home for themselves and their children," they say.
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