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Llanfair and district
Earning a living
 
  The tradesmen: grocer to joiner  
 

extract from Pigot's directoryThe grocers, drapers and dealers in sundries includes most of the shopkeepers in the town.

A draper was a man or woman who sold cloth. This was important at a time when a great many people made or repaired their own clothes.
Notice too, how many shopkeepers did not stick to one kind of produce but sold many different kinds. Cadwallader Humphreys was a grocer, iron monger and druggist!

Inns were particularly important at a time when travelling was mainly by horse or coach.
Many journeys would take longer than a day and the travellers would need to stay overnight somewhere.

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Don't forget!
The surnames are first
  The Goat InnThe Goat Inn (left) was one of the main inns in Llanfair. From here travellers could catch a coach to Shrewsbury or the Welsh coast, or send a package by a local carrier.  
  More local tradesmen...

 

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