|Haslemere Weaving and Handicrafts Shop|
Haslemere High Street
from Around Haslemere, Winter, T.,
Tempus Publishing Limited, 2002
"This little shop was at the north end of the lovely old house hung with fish-scale tiles next to Well Lane, During the early part of the twentieth century it had been a favourite place for children when it was a sweet shop. By the time this postcard was published in the late 1930s (note the air-raid precaution tape across the windows to stop the glass shattering) it was the showroom of Haslemere Weaving and Handicrafts. The proprietor was E. Hosslin and the workrooms where cotton and linen goods were made, known as the Weaving House, were at Tythe Patch behind the post office. More recent;y this building was used by both the Haslemere Players and the Thespians for rehearsals and scenery work, but was partially destroyed by fire in August 1997."
|Haslemere Weaving Notice, 1933|
reproduced courtesy of Haslemere Educational Museum
The Three Limes was a popular tea room and is now a number of different properties including the Haslemere Sweet Shop. It's interesting to note the incidence of the number three side by side: the Three Limes and then the Three Shuttles. It would appear from literature produced by E. Hosslin in 1933 that weaving continued at 113 Kings Road, and then at some later date it must have moved to the Weaving House just off the High Street in Haslemere, by the Waitrose car park, that is referred to by Winter (ibid.) above. I have not been able to find out anything about the history of that Weaving House. The building remains, although it has been rebuilt to some degree following the fire.
|The Three Limes, Haslemere, 1937|
old postcard from eBay
A partial glimpse of The Three Shuttles building on the far right
|The Three Limes, Haslemere|
from Around Haslemere and Hindhead in Old
Photographs, Winter, T & Collyer, G.,
Allan Sutton Publishing Group,