New Street 41 New Hall

Commercial

A long single storey building built of brick, wood and slate, standing back from New Street behind the former mill. The long banks of small paned windows are quite an attractive feature but of course were purely functional originally - this was a factory and the windows let in as much light as possible. It was built by Thomas Holland, a local builder, c1863 and occupied in turn by three stay making firms the last being Thomas Pretty of Ipwich. The firm fell victim to changing fashions and the Great Depression. The building became a skittle alley in the late 30s and then the first home of CAV when the firm moved out of London in1944.

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