Trade directories contain descriptions of the various communities within their area, plus listings of gentry, officials and tradespeople. They also contain additional information about the locality, all of which can be of use to family and local historians.
The London Directory of 1677 lists names and addresses of merchants and bankers who lived in the City of London.
A quirky little title from S&N, The History of Signboards (£14.95) was first published in the late 19th century and is, as the title suggests, a history of the signboards which were once common on British streets.
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