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#1 Joe

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Posted 09 May 2005 - 10:44 PM

Can you help?

I am still trying to find some old pictures of the Sylvan prefab estate. I have searched the web and have drawn a blank. I find loads of information about the Harris College now on the site of the old estate but nothing else.

Someone somewhere must have some information. I lived there for 4 or 5 years (about 1960 to 1965) but now it's as though the place never existed.

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Posted 08 June 2005 - 10:31 PM

Did I ever live there - Is it a figment of my imagination - Did it ever exist???

Some one must remember Sylvan Estate ??????

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Posted 27 April 2006 - 05:15 PM

joe, I did remember the sylvan estate, but like you I have never seen any phots.

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 09:09 AM

Does anyone know if the Sylvan estate where it is now (south side of Sylvan road) was a local authority or private built?

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Posted 21 November 2006 - 11:36 PM

Sylvan Estate was a prefab estate built after the last war. From what I can make out by searching the internet there is a big new college on the old site.

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 05:24 PM

I know there is at least one picture of the prefabs which were on Sylvan Estate as I have seen it in the collection of the Croydon Library. Go to the Local Studies Section on the 4th floor.

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 10:40 PM

Just a slight problem - I am in Britanny France..

But thank you for the information in case I ever get back to Croydon.

Edited by James, 26 January 2007 - 01:19 AM.
Removed unnecessary quoted reply


#8 Joe

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Posted 11 March 2015 - 12:38 AM

It did exist !

 

http://elisabethblan...0000W5X3cqKrgDQ

 

I am dubious that the first photo is actually of Sylvan estate?



#9 Joe

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Posted 10 April 2015 - 11:46 PM

10 years this thread has been running. The best I have seen is the sketch shown in the above link.

I lived at the second prefab on the left from the entrance at maberley Rd.



#10 Chris Doran

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 05:51 AM

Patience is a virtue. A photograph of the estate has just appeared on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.u...=item33a2965236



#11 Joe

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 12:14 AM

Thanks Chris I had already found this one on the link I posted above.

On the link above I posted where I lived.