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What was a Business Directory - COMPLETE
« on: Thursday 25 March 10 23:17 GMT (UK) »
what people were in them in have a reli in the 1884 directory of London and i was wondering how you got into one?

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Briers, Broach, Redman, Boxall, Burgess, Tomlinson, Pateman

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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 25 March 10 23:59 GMT (UK) »
The majority of entries in Business Directories of that period were paid entrants with (I presume) the old adage the more you pay the bigger the advert.

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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #2 on: Friday 26 March 10 00:01 GMT (UK) »
but my GG Grandfather only worked at Belle isle, he didnt run the bone boiling place? ???
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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #3 on: Friday 26 March 10 00:18 GMT (UK) »
but my GG Grandfather only worked at Belle isle, he didnt run the bone boiling place? ???

He must have been 'important' enough to get his name in the directory. Maybe he worked for himself?


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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #4 on: Friday 26 March 10 00:23 GMT (UK) »
i have no idea, so you wouldn't be in a directory unless you were an employer or owner of a business??? here is the page he is above the highlighted one who is his son
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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #5 on: Friday 26 March 10 00:25 GMT (UK) »
According to this, as Falkyrn said, if you pay you can get in it. Similar to Yellow pages today I suppose.

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/ud/usingdir1.asp

PS. Isn't your George the one above the one you highlighted.  ;)

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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #6 on: Friday 26 March 10 00:28 GMT (UK) »
but i cant understand why if you just worked at a place you would advertise it
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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #7 on: Friday 26 March 10 04:56 GMT (UK) »
He called himself a "bone merchant" in 1881 which implies something a bit more thatn just a worker. Maybe he did buying/selling/trading/processing?  :-\

He may have had his own business. There's nothing to indicate that he just worked there is there? Maybe he just worked for himself rather than having a business employing others. I don't know, maybe like a plumber or tradesman might do today - they put their names in the yellow pages.  :)

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Re: What was a Business Directory
« Reply #8 on: Friday 26 March 10 20:24 GMT (UK) »
Was the bone boiling not part of the glue manufacturing process ?
Heyworth/  Harrison/ Broughton/Cook/Crooke/Duxbury ~  Pendle
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Chppendale ~ Bradford
Bulcock ~Pendle
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