Hasletts early on

Hasletts Drapers: 60a Church Street, Weybridge

In the early 1900s, this store was run as a drapers by William Haslett. It became an established part of the local community, with the junction between Church Street and Balfour Road even acquiring the name of ‘Haslett's Corner’, in recognition of the shop’s long history there.

Haslett's was well-known and popular, thanks to numerous advertisements across all manner of local media and community events. Some of these are preserved in the Elmbridge Museum collection: indeed, six different leaflets for theatre productions at the Walton Playhouse in 1957 all bear the signage for W Haslett's drapers on the back. Other items from Haslett's store also survive, such as the original brass balance scales from the shop, original brown paper carrier bags bearing the shop name, and items of clothing, made from fabrics purchased in the shop. The store eventually closed in the mid-1980s.

Haslett's is now home to Eyesite Opticians. Visit the store to see the heritage trail panel.

Elmbridge High Streets Heritage Trail
  1. Woolworths: 27b High Street, Weybridge
  2. The Post Office: 42 High Street, Weybridge
  3. Frisby's Shoe Shop: 8 Baker Street, Weybridge
  4. A. Ruffle's Shoe Shop: 41 Baker Street, Weybridge
  5. Bannister's Drapers Shop: 4 - 6 Waterloo Terrace, Baker Street, Weybridge
  6. Weybridge Museum: Library Building, Church Street, Weybridge
  7. Church House Antiques: 42 Church Street, Weybridge
  8. Portmore House: 54 Church Street, Weybridge
  9. Hasletts Drapers: 60a Church Street, Weybridge
  10. The Duke's Head: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  11. Annett's China Shop: Hepworth Way Crossroads, Walton
  12. Henry Ireton's House: 47 High Street, Walton
  13. Rogers & Sons: 51 High Street, Walton
  14. The Regal Cinema: 2 The Heart, New Zealand Avenue, Walton
  15. The Old Library: 72 High Street, Walton