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Carrying goods around the area  

In Victorian times the Royal Mail carried letters around the country and would deliver to your door as they do today, but they did not carry goods.
goods cartsThe coaches (see previous pages) would often take small parcels for a charge but most of the carrying of goods was done by local firms of carriers who would charge a fee for taking goods in their carts.
Pigot's Directory tells us who the local carriers were at the very beginning of Queen Victoria's reign.


list of carriersThis is a list of the local firms which would take goods along the turnpike roads in their carts for a fee.

Most of the towns served are fairly close with Birmingham and Shrewsbury the only towns from further away. There are no connections at this time to Cardiff, London or any of the bigger ports.


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