Victorian Powys for primary  schools
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Welshpool and district
Earning a living
  Victorian Trade Directories  

These were a little like the Yellow Pages of today (but without the telephone numbers !).
They listed all the important property owners and tradesmen in the area and gave information about services such as the coaches and carriers and schools.
We do not have time or space to include them all but have chosen some of the more interesting entries.

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

Slater's Directory of North Wales 1858
The gentry of the area
Bakers, blacksmiths and booksellers
Coal and flannel merchants
Inns and taverns
lime burners to wheelwrights


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