This photo was taken during the school summer holiday in August 1979 off of the path that links Norton Road to The Meads. After the Second World War there was a shortage of housing so pre-fabricated buildings were erected. The last group of these were demolished at the time when this photo was taken. The site was unbuilt to the north of Norton Road. Pemberton Avenue, as it became known, was only a few houses off of the Fryerning Lane. I remember an elderly lady telling me that at that time one could stand at the top of Norton Road and have a clear view across the countryside to Fryerning Church. I recall that this was one of the last prefabs inhabited. I never went inside one of them but understand that they were quite spacious. At the time I took very few photographs because the cost of processing was relatively expensive but thought that it was important to record the changes taking place in what was my home ‘village’. It was to be almost three years until the land, and a Civic Amenity Site the other side of the road, was redeveloped: ‘The Meads Estate’ was 63 council houses built by Brentwood District Council. It was the last large-scale development in Ingatestone and virtually the last Council Houses to be newly constructed in the area.