Kelly’s, White’s and Hunt’s were all trade directories that listed businesses and tradespeople in a particular city, town or village. (Kelly’s was also known as Harrod & Co). In effect, they were early versions of today’s Yellow Pages. They normally start with a short general description of the town or village and then list the professions, businesses and tradespeople operating there. They provide an invaluable snapshot of a locality on the date published.
The directories available here are shown below. Click on any of your choice to open a new window in a pdf.
In addition displayed below is a selection of the narrative from just a few of the directories that describe Martham in the year shown.
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