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

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

Accommodation Agents


Advertising Contractors

Amusement Caterers

Amusement Machine Manufacturers

Animal Welfare Societies

Antique Dealers

Antique Furniture Restorers



Art Metal Workers

Artificial Flower Manufacturers


Artists' Materials Dealers

Auction Rooms


Auto Electrical Engineers

Baby Carriage Dealers

Baby Linen Dealers


Bakers Sundries

Balustrading Manufacturers


Banqueting Halls

Bathing Pools

Beer Retailers

Belting (Rubber) Manufacturers

Billiards Halls

Bill Posters

Blind Makers

Boarding Houses


Booksellers (Wholesale)



Brush Manufacturers

Builders & Contractors

Builders & Decorators

Builders Merchants

Building Societies

Business Transfer Agents


Cabinet Makers

Caravan Distributors

Caravan Sites

Cardboard Box Manufacturers

Carpenters & Joiners

Carpet & Rug Dealers

Carpet & Rug Shampooers


Caterers Equipment Manufacturers

Catholic Repositories

Ceramic Artists

Chamber of Commerce

Chemists Manufacturing

Chemists Wholesale

Chemists Retail

Chimney Sweepers

China Glass & Earthenware Dealers and Warehouses