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Hay and the Wye valley
Earning a living
 
  Local tradesmen in 1835: ironmongers to saddlers  
Don't forget! The surnames are first.

extract from Pigot's directoryHere is a further extract from Pigot's Directory, showing us some of the tradesmen who were busy in the area in the early years of Queen Victoria's reign.

Some, like the ironmongers, painters and plumbers are familiar to us today.
Others like the maltster are not so familiar. He treated barley with malt in his malthouse. The finished product was then used to brew beer.

The saddlers made saddles and harness for the horses which were so important in Victorian times before motor vehicles came into use.

Throughout the Victorian period it is rare to see someone outside bareheaded in old photographs.

Hat makers like the milliners listed here were kept busy making new hats for local people.

 

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