A TALENTED Helsby modelmaker has recreated the 'Tin Town' home he lived in for 16 years after relentless war-time bombings caused a major housing crisis.
Alf White, 95, has fond memories of the metal prefabricated home he shared with wife Elsie, after the Second World War bombings of nearby Liverpool left 10,000 families homeless.
Alf said: 'The Americans made the houses in section, and I believe they used the metal from war planes.
'My house was metal and fibreglass. It was lovely, it even had built in wardrobes.'
The 'Tin Town' houses were built between 1944 and 1948 as part of the Government's Temporary Housing Programme.
Alf, who is a dab hand at modelmaking, added: 'I wanted to show people what this area looked like during the war. It was very different to how it is today.'
Alison Worrall, housing manager at Springfields, says the model will go on display in a glass case.