Kelly's Directory 1969

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Kelly's Directories (formally known as the Kelly's, Post Office and Harrod & Co Directory) were trade directories, listing all businesses and tradespeople in a particular city or town, as well as a more general directory of postal addresses of local gentry, landowners, charities, and other facilities. Publication of them started in around 1836 when Frederick Kelly, a chief inspector of letter carriers, commenced producing directories. The first directories were of London being based upon the Post Office London Directory, gradually expanding to cover the whole UK. It was phased out by the late 1990s when internet usage became more prevalent, although there was a short lived online version which continued for a few years under the branding 'Kellysearch'.[1]

Kelly's 1969[edit]

The following is a transcription of the 1969 Kellys Directory for Hastings & St Leonards. Only business entries are included here.

Accommodation Agents[edit]


Advertising Contractors[edit]

Amusement Caterers[edit]

Amusement Machine Manufacturers[edit]

Animal Welfare Societies[edit]

Antique Dealers[edit]

Antique Furniture Restorers[edit]



Art Metal Workers[edit]

Artificial Flower Manufacturers[edit]


Artists' Materials Dealers[edit]

Auction Rooms[edit]


Auto Electrical Engineers[edit]

Baby Carriage Dealers[edit]

Baby Linen Dealers[edit]


Bakers Sundries[edit]

Balustrading Manufacturers[edit]


Banqueting Halls[edit]

Bathing Pools[edit]

Beer Retailers[edit]

Belting (Rubber) Manufacturers[edit]

Billiards Halls[edit]

Bill Posters[edit]

Blind Makers[edit]

Boarding Houses[edit]


Booksellers (Wholesale)[edit]



Brush Manufacturers[edit]

Builders & Contractors[edit]

Builders & Decorators[edit]

Builders Merchants[edit]

Building Societies[edit]

Business Transfer Agents[edit]


Cabinet Makers[edit]

Caravan Distributors[edit]

Caravan Sites[edit]

Cardboard Box Manufacturers[edit]

Carpenters & Joiners[edit]

Carpet & Rug Dealers[edit]

Carpet & Rug Shampooers[edit]


Caterers Equipment Manufacturers[edit]

Catholic Repositories[edit]

Ceramic Artists[edit]

Chamber of Commerce[edit]

Chemists Manufacturing[edit]

Chemists Wholesale[edit]

Chemists Retail[edit]

Chimney Sweepers[edit]

China Glass & Earthenware Dealers and Warehouses[edit]