KELLY'S DIRECTORY FOR
SOUTH WALES, 1910
Kelly's Directory was a sort of Yellow Pages, Who's Who and Thomson's Directory of its day, listing the businesses and services on offer in the main towns of Britain. Here is the entry for Ammanford in 1910, complete with all the long-vanished trades and services such as blacksmith, boot maker, corn and flour merchant, cycle maker, draper, dress maker, flannel manufacturer, haberdasher, milliner, nurseryman, pop manufacturer, saddler, school attendance officer, tailor, temperance hotel, town crier, vaccination officer, wheelwright and Young Men's Christian Association, not forgetting the town's two artificial teeth makers and the shadowy George W. Jolly, 'private enquiry agent'.
AMMANFORD is a market town and parish, formed in 1903, partly from the parishes of Llandebie and Bettws, with a station on the Brynamman and Pantyffynnon branch of the Great Western railway, and is in the Eastern division of the County of Carmarthen, on the road from Llandilo to Llanelly and Swansea, 8 miles south from Llandilo, and 17 east from Carmarthen, in the hundred of Iscennen, Amman Valley petty sessional division, county court district of Llandilo, union of Llandilo Fawr, rural deanery of Llandilo, archdeaconry of Carmarthen and diocese of St David's. The parish is governed by an Urban District Council of 15 members, formed in 1903, under the provisions of the "Local Government Act, 1894." The town is lighted by electricity supplied by the, Ammanford Electric Supply. The church of St, Michael's and All Angels, erected in 1885, at a cost of £1,257.7s.7d. is an edifice in the Early English style, consisting of chancel, nave, vestry, and a bell cot, containing one bell. There are 200 sittings. The Rev. John Walden Jones B.A. of St. David's College, Lampeter, has been curate in charge here since 1908. There are Wesleyan, Baptist, Congregational and Calvinistic Methodist chapels. In the parish are tinplate works and collieries. The Ivorites Hall is used for concerts, theatricals and public meetings, and, will seat about 1,600 persons. A market is held here every Saturday. Brynffin, is the property and residence of Lieut.-Col. David Morris. The Hon. W. F. Rice, Mrs. Jones, of Carregamman, and W. N. Jones esq. J.P. are the principal landowners. The area is 878 acres; rateable value, £11,491 ; the population in 1901 was 3,500 and is now (1910) about 6,000.
Post, M. 0., T. & Telephonic Express Delivery Office, College street, Ammanford (letters should have Carmarthenshire added).
David Gabe, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive at 6.18 & 12 noon & 5.30 p.m. week days; sundays, 7:45: a.m. ; dispatched 9.20 & 11.5 a.m. & 6.25 & 7 p.m. week days & 4.25 p.m. sundays.
Post, M. 0. & T. Office, Pantyffynnon (letters should have Carmarthenshire added),---Mrs. Mary Ann Jones, sub-postmistress. Letters arrive at 5.55, 7.12 & 11.30 a.m. ; dispatched 11.15 a.m. & 6.5, 6.25 & 7.30 p.m. week days only.
Post Office, Bettws ---Thomas Harris, sub-postmaster. Letters through Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, which is the nearest money order & telegraph office. Letters arrive 7.30 a.m. ; dispatched 5.45 p.m. week days only.
Post & M. 0. Office, Pontamman road.---Herbert Henry Shepherd, sub-postmaster. Letters through Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, which is the nearest telegraph office, arrive at 8.20 a.m. & 12.30 & 7 p.m. ; dispatched at 10.30 a.m. & 6 p.m. week days only .
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Council, Ammanford (mixed & infants), for 880 children ; average attendance, 813 ; John Lewis, master ; Miss M. E. Evans, infants' mistress
Council, Parcyrhun (mixed & infants), built 1909, for 510 children ; average attendance, 400 ; J. Harries Thomas, master ; Miss Julia Annie Collard, mistress
Amman Valley Times; Jolly Brothers, proprietors &. publishers; published Saturday
Ammanford (G. W. R.), John Evans, station master
Pantyffynnon, David Jones, station master
Tirydail, David Harries, station master
Name Address Aberlash Tin Plate Co. Limited, tinplate manufacturers Tirydail Ammanford Colliery Co. Lim. (The) (Ernie Hewlett, manager) Ammanford Cooperative Society Ltd. (T. H. Allen, manager), College st Ammanford Electric Supply (W. Herbert, proprietor; Arthur Preston, engineer & manager), Quay st Ammanford Grammar School (Rev. Jn. Jenkins B.A, master), College st Ammanford Institute (John Lewis, sec.), College street Amman Valley Times (Jolly Bros. proprietors ; published saturday) Anthony Jn. Telegraph hotel Quay st Anthony William, draper The Arcade Arter Dvd., town crier Caregammanisaf Australian Meat Co. butchrs. The Arcade Baker Chas.& Co. cycle dlrs. College st Bevan William, china dlr. 6 Colonel st. Bishop John Walton, solicitor College street (attends mon. & thurs) Bond Wm. Geo. insur. agt. Wind st Buckley's Brewery Ltd. brewrs. Quay st Bye William, Luther J, chemist & druggist Quay street Callard Thos. bldr. Devonia, High st Capital & Counties Bank Limited (branch) (Charles E. Morgan, manager), Quay street; draw on head office, 39 Threadneedle st. London EC Carruthers & Co. boot & shoe dealrs Quay street Cohen Ellen (Mrs.), outfittr. College st Cresci Eugene, shopkeeper Quay st Crist Frank B. fishmongr. College st Cross Inn Commercial Hotel (The) (Oswald David Edwards, proprietor), Wind street Davidson, Gilbert, fruit grwr. Wernoleu Davies David P. & Sons, ironmongers Wind street Davies David, boot ma. Station road Davies David, saddler College street Davies Ebenezer R, drapr. Station rd Davies Geo. Wm, tobaccnst. Quay st Davies Henry, china dealer, Quay st Davies Henry, tobaccnst. 15 College st Davies Jacob, grocer 1 Station road Davies James, shopkeeper Wind st Davies John, butcher 11 Wernoleu rd Davies John, grocer 13 Quay street Davies John, hair dresser Wind street Davies John Wyndham, tailor Wind st Davies Lettuce (Mrs.) Bridgend inn Davies Pritchard, plumbr 29 College st Davies Rachael (Mrs.), coffee rooms Quay street Davies Rachael (Miss), confectioner Wind street Davies Thos. Lewis, grocr. 3 College st Davies William, tailor 15 Bettws rd Dewsberry Robert, monumental mason 46 College street Dunn F. & Sons, boot dlrs. College st Dynevor Tin Plate Co. (David Richards, proprietor), Pantyffynnon Edwards Jn. & Sons, butchers Wind st Edwards & Sons, nurserymn. Talbot rd Edwards Mary (Miss), temperance hotel High street Edwards William, tinman High st Elias & Emanuel, drapers, milliners, costumiers, & baby linen warehouse 1a, & 5,Quay street Emanuel Mary (Miss), draper &c. see Elias & Emanuel Evans Alfred, blacksmith 152 High st Evans Benj. Richd. outfitter Wind st Evans Daniel, insur. agent Wind st Evans David, draper Wind street Evans David, greengrocer New road Evans David, shopkeeper Station rd Evans Elizh. (Mrs.), shpkpr Station rd Evans Evan, chemist 1 College street Evans Evan Francis, grocer Quay st Evans Fred, wheelwright Florence rd Evans James, builder New road Evans John, fried fish dlr. Penybank rd Evans John, shopkeeper High street Evans Mary Ann (Mrs.), farmer Pantybettws Evans: Thomas M., M.A. solicitor, & clerk to Urban District Council Quay street Evans William, builder 84 College st Evans Wm. shopkeepr. 21 College st Fairburn Wm. shopkeepr. 32 Bettws rd. Fletcher Henry, butcher High street Fletcher John, boot maker Wind st Fletcher Thos. news agt 27 College st. Fox D. Arthur, manager of Lloyds Bank & treasurer to the Urban District Council 9 College street Fox George, confectioner, College st Francis David, haulier Margaret st Gabe David, bookseller & stationer Post office, College street Griffith Samuel, solicitor Wind street Griffiths & Dent, milliners Quay st Griffiths David, haulier 97 Wind st. Griffiths Geo, farmer Pentwyn road Griffiths Herbert, frmr. Maes-y-bettws Griffiths John, builder Penybank rd Griffiths Joseph, tailor College street Griffiths Thos. builder 21 Bettws rd Griffiths Wm. blcksmth 1 Pentwyn rd Hammond David, insurance superintendent College street Harries Bros. ironmongers College st Harries David, grocer 2 Station road Harries David, photographer Hall st Harries Hopkin, tailor Colonel road Harries John, Mount Pleasant P.H. Pontamman road Harries Thomas, tailor 120 High st Harries William, blacksmith Bonllwyn Harries William, shopkeeper Wind st Harris Thos. fancy goods dlr. Colonel rd Henson Walter, upholsterer The Arcade Herbert Henry, mining engineer Herbert William, timber & builders' merchant Quay street Herscovincy Harry, photographer The Arcade Hewlett Wm. shopkpr Pantyffynnon Higgs John & Co. drapers High st Higgs & Son, news agents Quay st Hill Frederick, greengrocer Wind st Hopkins Daniel, insur. agt Colonel rd Howell William, solicitor & notary public High street Hughes E. & Co. shopkprs College st Hughes Abraham, hair drssr College st Hughes David Arthur L.R.C.P. Lond.. M.R.C.S.Eng., D.P.H. surgeon, &, certifying factory surgeon & vaccination officer to Llandebie district, 39 College street Hughes Evan Morgan, tailor Wind st Hughes George, builder Union street Hughes. W.T., school attendance office Isaac David, confectioner College st Ivors Ltd. mineral water mfrs Tirydail James Ann (Mrs.), wool dealer Llandebie Road James Daniel, saddler 31 College st James Gata (Mrs.), shopkeeper Castell-Ifan James John, grocer Colonel Road James John, jobmaster 25 College st Jenkins Richard, grocer Colonel road Jenkins William. David A.R.I.B.A., F.S.I. architect & surveyor College street ; & George street, Llandilo & at Llandyssil John David Bevan, builder Station rd John John, bookseller Quay street John William, plumber 28 Bettws rd Johns Alex. coffee tavern Wind st Johnson F. & B. greengrocrs Wind st Johnson Susan (Miss), dress maker College street Jolly Bros. printers & publishers of the "Amman Valley Times"; quotations invited Jolly George W. private enquiry agent Gwynfan, College street Jones Bros. builders Station road Jones Annie (Mrs.), shopkpr High st Jones Benj. furniture dealer Wind st Jones Benjamin, tailor Park street Jones Bessie (Miss), dress maker College street Jones Chas. shopkpr Pantyffynnon Jones David, coach buildr College st Jones David, ironmonger 28 Quay st Jones David John Morgan, chemist Quay street Jones David R. hosiery mfr 72 Wind st Jones David W. grocer High street Jones Evan, dentist College street Jones Gwenllin (Mrs.), grocer Newbridge house, Park street & Quay st Jones Hannah (Mrs.), shopkpr Wind st Jones Isaac, shopkpr Pantyffynnon Jones James, haulier Heol-las Jones Jas. Parry, Castle inn High st Jones John, builder High street Jones John, farmer Wernddu Jones John, greengro 1 Llandebie rd Jones John, shopkeeper 5 Hall street Jones John Clement, New Inn hotel jobmaster; good billiard room; wines & spirits of the best quality, Quay street Jones John Rees, draper Wind street Jones Jonathan, butcher Quay street Jones Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr. Quay st Jones Mary Ann (Mrs.), drpr College st Jones Rees, cabinet maker Quay st Jones Rees, tailor High street Jones Richard, shopkeeper Quay st Jones Sarah (Mrs.), drapr. 11 College st Jones Thomas, boot ma Penybank rd Jones Thomas, boot maker Wind st Jones Thos. Cross Keys P.H Bettws rd Jones Thomas, Plough & Harrow P.H Bettws road Jones Thomas, shopkpr. 1 Talbot rd Jones Wm. corn & flour mer Quay st Jones William, draper Wind street Jones William Harold, registrar of births & deaths for Llandebie sub district 11 Wind stree Jones Wm. Tudor, tailor Wind street Joseph Joe, glazier Wind street Joseph William, shopkeeper Wind st Lake David, outfitter The Arcade Lake Edward J. tailor, Quay street Lane Albt. Edwd. photgrphr College st Levenson Morris, draper High street Lewis Evan, watch maker Quay street Lewis Foundry Co. Limited, iron founders Quay street Lewis George, hair dresser Pantyffynnon Lewis Henry, Great Western family & commercial hotel Station road Lewis Thos. Griffiths, grocer Wind st Lewis William, baker Station road Llewellyn John, farmer Deribach Lloyd Bros. mineral water manufrs Lloyds Bank Ltd. (sub-branch) (David Arthur Fox, manager), 9 College street; draw on London head office, 71 Lombard street E C Lodwick Evan, farmer, Glynmeirch Lodwick Thomas, farmer Tyucha Major John, boot ma. Pantyffynnon Metropolitan Bank of England & Wales Ltd. (sub-branch) open daily 10 to 3, sat. & thurs. 10 to 1, College street; draw on head office, 60 Gracechurch street, London E C Morgan Eleazer & Jn. carpntrs Quay st Morgan Brinley, plumber High st Morgan Charles E. manager of the Capital & Counties Bank Ltd Quay st Morgan Henry, haulier Station road Morgan John, grocer High street Morgan John, haulier Quay street Morgan Maria (Miss), grocr Quay st Morgan William, shopkeeper High st Morgans John, haulier Quay street Morris E. Glyn, solicitor Wind street Morris William, 0ld Cross inn High st Oehler Dionysius, watch maker 5 College street Owen David, blacksmith 1 Penybank rd Owen David J. painter High street Owen Rees, Dynevor Arms hotel Pantyffynnon Palmer Richd. hosiery mfr 47 Wind st Phillips Cath. (Mrs.), shopkpr Wind st Phillips Geo. shopkpr 1 The Arcade Phillips John, shopkeepr Wernoleu rd Phillips Joseph, grocer Wind street Phillips Owen, grocer Quay street Phillips Richd. shopkpr. Llandebie rd Phillips Sarah (Mrs.), grocer Quay st Popkins William, relieving & vaccination officer South district, Llandilo union, College street Powell John, grocer Penybank road Price David Rees M.B. & C.M. Edin. surgeon, & medical officer of health to Urban District Council & medical officer & public. vaccinator No. 1 Llandilo South district, Llandilo Fawr union The Laurels, Wind st Price Thos. boot dealer Station road Rees David, confectioner Quay street Rees David, grocer Station road Rees Esther (Miss), shpkpr. 5 Bettws rd Rees George, coffee house The Arcade Rees Jn. Coopers' Arms P.H. Bettws rd Rees Jonah, grocer Maesyquarre rd Rees Margt. (Mrs.), shpkpr 1 Bettws rd Rees Mary (Mrs.), shopkpr Wind st Rees Richard, boot & shoe dealer 3 Llandebie road Rees Thos. insurance agt College st Rees Thomas J. collector to Urban District Council & assistant overseer Hall street Rees William, farmer Pontyclerc Rees Wm. Thomas, draper Wind st Richards Francis, haulier Wind street Richards Mary (Mrs.), shopkeeper College street Roberts Arthur, tailor Wind street Scott David Wolseley L.R.C.P., L.R.C.S.Edin., L.F.P.S.Glas. physician & surgn. Cadvan ho. College st Seline Henry Joseph, artificial teeth maker College stree Sheen John, china dealer High street Shepherd Barnett, wall paper dealer College street Shepherd Herbert H. grocer High st Shepherd Herbert Henry, grocer Pontamman road Shrivell Alfred. artificial teeth maker 1 College street Smith Color-Sergt. drill instructor to H Co. 4th Terr. Force Batt. The Welsh Regt. 33 Margaret street Stephens Morgan, shopkeepr High st Tarr Herbt. cabinet maker Wind st Territorial Force Battalion (4th) Welsh Regiment (H Co. Capt. J. Lloyd; Lieut. D. A. Hughes R.A.M.C. (T.F.), medical officer; Color-Sergt. A. E. Smith, drill instructor). The Armoury Thomas Annie & Sarah (Misses), dress makers College street Thomas David & Son, builders Pantyffynnon Thomas Charles, farmer Bettws mill Thomas Daniel, boot dealer Quay st Thomas David, architect & civil & mining engineer, & surveyor & inspector of nuisances to the Urban District Council Quay street Thomas David, shpkpr. Pantyffynnon Thomas Job, boot ma. 7 College st Thomas John, grocer High street Thomas John L. flannel mfr. High st Thomas John Walter, china dealer 13 College street Thomas Joseph W. shopkpr. Park st Thomas Margaret (Mrs.), shopkeeper 1 Hall street Thomas William, Railway inn Quay st Thoms Sarah Jane (Mrs.), shopkeepr. Station road Vaughan Gwilym, printer Quay st Waldron Arthur John, cycle dealer The Arcade Walters William, tobacconist & hairdresser 2 High street Welsh Regiment (4th) (H Co.) (Capt. J. Lloyd; Surg.-Capt. D. A. Hughes, medical officer; Color-Sergt. A. Smith, drill instructor) College street Williams Arthur & Co. cycle makers High street Williams Brothers, grocers High st Williams Annie (Mrs.), grocr. Bettws rd Williams Arth. S. architect 11 Wind st Williams Catherine (Mrs.), boot maker College street Williams David, boot mkr College st Williams David, boot maker Park st Williams David, butcher Wind street Williams Isaac, butcher Quay street Williams John, butcher High street Williams Jn.grocr. Hafod Hywel, High st Williams John, grocer 122 High st Williams John, shopkeeper Quay st Williams John R. solicitor College st Williams Joseph, boot & shoe maker Wind street Williams Mouet Thos, shpkpr. Wind st Williams Robert, ironmongr. Park st Williams Thomas, shopkeeper Wind st Williams Thomas George, solicitor & commissioner for oaths, & clerk to the magistrates 11 Wind street; & at Llandilo Williams W. Owen, drapr. Station rd Williams Wm. builder Villiers street Williams William, shopkpr. College s Williams Wm. shpkpr. Pantyffynnon Young Helen (Miss), milliner The Arcade Young Men's Christian Association (T. J. Rees, sec.) Iscennon road
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