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Llanfyllin and district
Earning a living
  Tradesmen: grocer to maltster  
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The surnames are first.

Many of the tradesmen and shopkeepers in the country areas had to fulfill more than one role to make ends meet.
In this entry we can see grocers who were also ironmongers or druggists (chemists) or corn dealers. Among the joiners are two who are also masons.

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.

Maltster is one of those trades which are not so familiar to us today. He treated barley with malt in his malthouse.
The finished product was then used to brew beer.

Extract from Slater's Directory

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