Travelling around the
area in 1889 was still done by coach, and so hotels were needed for
overnight stops. A
posting house was
an inn where coaches made scheduled stops and travellers could stay.
Compare the entries in Sutton's Directory
with those in Pigot's Directory.
Can you find any tradesmen who are still working?
Look for tradesmen with the same surname. Businesses were often passed
from father to son.