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  Victorian Trade Directories  
  These were a little like the Yellow Pages of today (but without the telephone numbers!). They listed all the important property owners and tradesmen in the area and gave information about services such as the coaches and carriers and schools.  
  They listed all the important property owners and tradesmen in the area and gave information about services such as the coaches and carriers and schools. Trade directory entry
 

They are a very useful source for finding what an area was like in Victorian times. Select from the list below.

Pigot's Directory of South Wales 1835
The Crickhowell gentry
The professions in the area
The tradesmen: Blacksmiths to Wheelwrights
The inns of the area

 
     
  Industry in the area  
 

Although Crickhowell has remained the market town for a rural valley, the slopes to the south offered limestone, coal and iron ore. These raw materials sparked off an industrial boom in the Clydach valley and the development of new communities.

Iron smelting in the area
Coalmining in the area
An accident at Brynmawr

 
     
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