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  Victorian Trade Directories  

The Trade Directories published in Victorian times were a little like the Yellow Pages of today.
They listed all the important property owners and tradesmen in the area and gave information about local services such as coaches, carriers, and schools.

They are now a very useful source for finding what an area was like in Victorian times. Select from the list below.

Victorian Machynlleth
The town and its trades,1840
Robson's Directory
of North Wales, 1840
Local tradesmen,1840
The town and its trades,1858
Slater's Directory
of North Wales,
The gentry and clergy,1858
Flannel makers and lead mines,1858
A variety of local trades,1858
Taverns and beer shops,1858
Gentry,clergy and others,1868
Slater's Directory
Local tradesmen,1868
New landmarks,1874
Worrall's Directory
of North Wales,
Important residents,1874
Booksellers and boot makers,1874
Flannel manufacturers,1874
Lead mines and millers,1874
Slates and stones,1874
Miscellaneous trades,1874

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