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Hay and the Wye valley
Earning a living
  Victorian Trade Directories  

carding and spinning woolThese 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 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 gentry of the Hay area
The professions in the area
The tradesmen: bakers to booksellers
The tradesmen: bootmakers to butchers
The tradesmen: carpenters to curriers
The tradesmen: flannel to hairdressers
The tradesmen: ironmongers to saddlers
The tradesmen: skinners to tanners
The tradesmen: turners to miscellaneous
The inns and taverns of the area


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