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Haverhill Weavers' Armshistorical era: mid 20th century
closed between 1922 and 1926
6 Hamlet Rd
The Weavers' Arms has also been listed at "The Hamlet".
The pub is shown on OS maps at least as late as 1904 but seems to have gone by the 1926 and subsequent sheets, so presumably closed between 1922 (the last directory entry found) and 1926.
It's shown on this old OS map of the 1880s (larger map) though it isn't clear which is the correct building.
The pub must have had a number of rooms as the 1891 census** shows James Rawlinson as innkeeper with another 33 people sleeping there on the day of the count (The pub in its final decades had established a reputation as a doss-house).
The 1891 census** count also included six families - one family made up of seven individuals. Also lodging that night were seven members of a Bavarian group whose occupations were listed as "travelling musicians".
The pub was closed & demolished early in the 1920s.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(**information from Haverhill & District Local History Group - supplied by Graham Nunn)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.