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Ampthill Businesses according to Trades Directories


1785

1827

1850

1892

1928

Professional & Public Occupations

Architect & Surveyor

1

1

1

2

Auctioneer

4

2

1

1

Banks

2

2

1

2

Chartered Accountant

1

Dentists

3

District Nurse

1

Doctors / Surgeon & Man-midwife

3

3

2

3

5

Inland Revenue Officer

1

1

1

Insurance Agent

2

6

Optician

1

Registrar of Marriages

1

1

1

1

Solicitors / Attorneys

2

4

3

2

4

Superintendent of Police

1

Surveyor of Roads

1

Veterinary Surgeon

1

1

1

1

Retail Occupations

Bakers

3

5

5

2

3

Bookseller & Stationer

2

1

2

1

Butchers

3

6

6

7

Chemist

1

1

1

China & Glass Dealer

2

2

1

1

Confectioners

2

3

Cycle sellers

2

Draper

4

3

3

1

2

Fancy' Repositories

3

Fishmonger

1

1

Florist

1

Greengrocer

1

3

Grocers

3

7

7

6

8

Hairdressers

3

3

2

1

Ironmongers

1

1

1

2

1

Ladies Outfitter

1

Newsagent

1

2

Outfitter

1

Restaurants

2

Stationers

1

3

Tailors

4

3

4

3

2

Tobacconist

1

2

Brewers & Public Houses

Beer Retailers

3

8

Brewer / Maltsters

2

3

2

1

Hotels / Inns

2

2

2

Liquor merchant

1

2

Public Houses

4

7

8

8

8

Services

Chimney Sweep

Laundry

1

Motor Engineer

1

Paper hangers

4

3

Photographer

1

1

Printer

1

1

1

Undertaker

1


Manufacturers

Agricultural Implement Makers

1

2

Basket & Sieve Maker

1

1

Blacksmiths

3

3

2

1

Boot & shoe Makers

3

8

8

8

6

Brasier

1

1

1

Breeches maker & glover

2

1

Brick & Tile Manufacturer

1

1

Dress Makers

6

4

3

Hat Makers

5

8

Mineral Water Manufacturer

1

Craftsmen

Bricklayers

2

1

Builders

4

3

Cabinet Makers

3

3

2

1

Carpenter/joiner

3

3

2

1

Coachbuilder

1

Coopers

2

1

Currier

1

1

1

Cutler

1

Furniture Maker

1

Glasier, Plumber & Painter

2

4

3

2

3

Mechanical Engineer

1

Millwright & brassfounder

1

Rope maker

1

Saddler

1

1

1

2

Stay Maker

1

Stonemason

1

1

Umbrella Maker

Upholsterer

1

Watchmakers

1

2

1

3

2

Wheelwright

1

1

1

Whitesmith

1

Transport related Occupations

Carriers

3

1

Haulage Contractor

1

Motor Omnibus proprietor

1

Proprietor of waggon

1

Agricultural

Cattle-dealer

1

Dairy

1

Farmers

4

5

Market Gardeners

4

2

Nurseryman

2

1

1

Miscellaneous

Coal Merchants

2

2

Corn Dealer

2

3

Fire-wood Dealer

1

Flaxdresser

1

Leather Seller

1

'Manchester Warehouseman'

1

Miller

1

1

1

Tallow Chandler

2

Town Crier

1

It is important to remember that trade directories rarely record all commercial activity and different companies can record different results.

   
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