Victorian Powys for primary  schools
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Llanfyllin and district
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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 coaches and carriers and schools.

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 North Wales 1858
The gentry of the area
The professions in the area
The tradesmen: blacksmith to currier
The tradesmen: grocer to maltster
The tradesmen: miller to shopkeeper
The tradesmen: tailor to wheelwright
The tradesmen: miscellaneous
The inns of the area


Advertisements from Sutton's Directory 1889/90
Here are some advertisements for local tradesmen from a little later in the Victorian period.



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