Local Trade Directories & Town Guides


Trade Directories


Trade Directories are invaluable research tools for people studying Local or Family history. the amount of information varies with the Directory and its date but usually provides name of relatively affluent private residents, and a wide range and size of businesses and shops businesses. Also sometimes included is general and historical information about local towns and cities such as official establishments, council officers, local institutions, churches, schools etc.

Here we offer word searchable transcriptions of the Kidderminster section of a few selected Directories. You are welcome to download them for your personal use.

Worcestershire Directory - Kidderminster 1788

Lewis 1820

Pigot 1828/29

Pigot 1835

Slater 1851

Post Office 1860

Post Office 1870

Bennett 1905

Kelly 1916

Kelly 1921

Cope 1933

Kelly 1936

 Midland Counties 1948/49 - Kidderminster


Town Guides


Broadfield Guide to Kidderminster 1889You can access this Guide as an image based PDF file

To VIEW the guide click the following link:

Broadfield Guide to Kidderminster 1889 VIEW

but if you wish to PRINT the Guide it is better to use the next link

        Broadfield Guide to Kidderminster 1889 PRINT


Kidderminster Shuttle Industrial Number 1903    

Reproduced courtesy Roger Watkins and digitised by Bob Millward

To VIEW this Guide click the following link:

Kidderminster Shuttle Industrial Number

Mates Illustrated Guide - Kidderminster 1908

Reproduced courtesy Roger Watkins and digitised by Bob Millward

Mates Guide to Kidderminster











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