Made in Lavenham

Made in Lavenham

Sunday, 30 March 2014


There was the big barn building, made of rusty corrugated sheet metal where bottles and cardboard were stored. It was situated just off the car park outside the factory, and lorry trailers were parked out the front.

There was also a place called ‘the old barn’ which was further up the street, which had a preservation order on it. It was a few hundred years old so had no electricity and no lights inside for fire safety reasons. It was accessed by a ladder to get up to it as it was built a few feet off floor level, and was a bit creepy. It was pitch black inside and very low headroom and full of big spiders! Workers (men) had to grope about peering into the dark using the little bit of daylight they had. More boxes of bottles and stuff were stored in there and it was a bit of a pain getting it back to the factory as it all had to be carried back on a pallet truck down the road. (Many thanks to Simon Fisher for this information).

I’m reliably informed that the ‘tin shed’ is now at the Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket.

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