Powys: A Day in the Life

1891

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Small Businesses in Broad Street

Businesses in Broad Street
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the people who ran these businesses
Bookseller Stationers and Booksellers Shoes and Saddlery Shoes and Saddlery Ironmongers Drapers Milliner Drapers, Milliners and Ironmongers Drapers, Milliners and Ironmongers Drapers, Milliners and Ironmongers Sweets Confectioners and Bakers Grocers Grocers Pictures Jeweller Stationers Pictures and Photography Stationers and Booksellers Pictures and Photography Photographer Chemists, Jewellers and Sewing Machines Sewing Machines and Chemist Chemists, Jewellers and Sewing Machines

The shops and small businesses occupying most of Broad Street in 1891 were many and varied, as could be expected for a large town in mid Wales. If anything, it reflected the prosperity of Newtown at the time, with a selection of different retailers - the more basic shops such as greengrocers sitting alongside more specialised shops like photographer's studios.

This graph shows the different types of shop which existed in Broad Street at the time.

As well as the various shops, there was also a Post Office.




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