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Elisabeth and Eddie

I've visited Catford's Excalibur Estate before (see past photos) but was happy to make a return visit on Saturday, 3 August 2013, for a talk and guided tour led by Elisabeth Blanchet, author of a book 'The Prefab Diaries.'

I'd heard many times of the estate's oldest resident, Eddie O'Mahoney - now 93 - who moved there with his wife after returning from the services after WW2, but had never actually seen him.

For me it was a real highlight of the trip when Elisabeth called at his home and he came to his door: the moment wasn't lost on other people on the walk, as Eddie was given a spontaneous round of applause from all of us!

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Taken on August 3, 2013