History at Leicester

Historical trade directories

Trade directories contain general information about towns and villages that would be useful or interesting to a visitor, and a list of some of the people who lived there, with their occupations.

This guide gives advice and tips on:

  • What trade directories contain
  • Where you can find trade directories
  • Using Historical Directories online

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