trade directories

Trade directories often included brief descriptions and statistics about a place, as well as the location of the post office, the times and routes of coaches which passed through the town and also listed the names of the gentry and various trade and craftsmen in each location. These were of little use unless they were kept up to date. Pigots were amongst the earliest of these.


‘Mr Kinder (Kinden?) from Pigot’s called. He is collecting information to the directory.’

Diary of David Rice Rees, NLW MS 23379, 27th January,1830

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