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 .


— 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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