Benjamin David was an excise
officer, who would make sure that duty was paid on spirits
and tobacco etc.
The skinner supplied finished leather
hides after tanning.
Edmund Hitchen was a clogger, who
made hard-wearing wooden clogs or shoes.
Several people provided lodgings,
having rooms to rent in private houses.
The temperance house was a type of
lodging house where alcoholic drinks were not allowed.
Matthew Jones was the Town Crier for
Machynlleth in 1874. His job was to go around the town ringing a handbell
and shouting out official announcements.
Richard Morris worked as a hairdresser, but also pasted up advertisements
as a bill poster.
Evan Rees was listed as a photographer.
The Victorians made great progress in photographic methods from the 1860's
onwards, and local photographers were in demand for making studio
portraits of the wealthier families of the district.