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  Kelly's Directory 1895: Bronllys  

Here is the entry for the community of Bronllys. You can see at the top the clergy and gentry (people of independent income who did not have to have a job to earn a living).
After that come the farmers and men and women with a trade in the community.

The publishers of the directory were unused to Welsh names and so there are some unusual spellings at times! Can you recognise any of them?
Don't forget!
The surnames are first
entry from kelly's Directory These private residents are the landowners and clergy. Notice that as well as the local vicar there are two ministers from local chapels.  

Here we can see the local people at work in the community. Notice again that in such a rural area some people have to follow more than one trade to make a living.

Morgan Watkins must have been a busy man. Can you see what he did to make ends meet?

entry from Kelly's directory  

There was also a National School in Bronllys built in 1878.
It had space for 72 children and at the time of this Directory was run by headmaster John E. Hickley.
(For more on school life in the area click here.)

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