One of the things I love about this town is the unusual houses that are dotted around it.
Courtoulds the silk manufactorers came to Halstead in 1882 and they built housing for their employers. There is one street of houses that looks like it has been transplanted from Holland or Belgium.
As well as building houses for the employees of the factory, the Courtaulds also organised and funded a school, adult education classes, a library and institute, nursery, mother’s club, sick fund, amusement society, lodging house, Jubilee Fountain, Public Park, retirement homes and Cottage Hospital.
This is a terrace of houses aptly named Factory Terrace. I love the leadwork on the windows of these houses.
Whilst I love the town it was not the most fruitful of days but I did pick up some children's books.
I have put the book in the booth telling myself that I cannot keep everything but I do have a feeling that it might be coming back home with me if it has not sold.