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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 local coaches and carriers and schools.

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

Slater's Directory of South Wales 1858
The area's gentry and clergy
The professions in the area
The tradesmen: bakers to blacksmiths
The tradesmen: booksellers to chemists
The tradesmen: coal dealers to curriers
The tradesmen: grocers to hatters
The tradesmen: retailers of beer to painters
The tradesmen: saddlers to tea merchants
The tradesmen: timber merchants to miscellaneous
The inns and public houses of the area


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