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Llanfyllin and district
Earning a living
  Tradesmen: blacksmith to currier  
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Slater's Directory of 1858 lists many of the local tradesmen working in the area at the time. Some of these trades (like the butchers and blacksmiths) are still around today, but many have disappeared.
A great many of the things we buy in local shops today have been made in factories in another country.

In early Victorian times transporting goods was much slower and more difficult. Because of that, much more of what people needed was produced locally by skilled craftsmen and women like the shoemakers (above).
The braziers and tinmen were craftsmen who made objects out of brass and tin. In the days before plastics many containers were made from these materials.

Extract from Slater's Directory
  Curriers were involved in preparing skins and producing leather hides from them. The local saddlers and boot makers would need this basic raw material to make their products.

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