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Llanfair and district
Earning a living
  The tradesmen: maltster to miscellaneous  

Here are more of the tradesmen who were so important to the area in the early part of the reign of Queen Victoria.
Some, like the tailors, hairdressers 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, and the wheelwrights made the wheels for all the carts and carriages.

Don't forget!
The surnames are first

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