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  Kelly's Directory 1895: Talgarth - 2  
 

Here are further entries for Talgarth. They include local people doing a wide range of jobs.
In the first entry we can see Abel Hughes who is the keeper [kpr.] of the Assembly Rooms. He would be responsible for cleaning them but also bringing in the coal and lighting the fires. An important job in Victorian times !

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
 
 

A haulier in Victorian times was a man who would take goods from place to place in his cart for a fee.
In 1895 Joseph Davies of Enig Row would have spent a lot of his time collecting and delivering goods at the station. Today hauliers use lorries of course and travel long distances along motorways.

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