Wilf Rogers outside his saddlers shop in Epworth circa 1910.
During this time there were many trades within Epworth. We can see from written sources such as Kelly’s Directory that within the village were farmers, tailors, butchers, coach builders, veterinary surgeons, bricklayers, green grocers and photographers to name but a few.
Each village on the Isle would have contained similar tradespeople meaning locals never had to travel far for the services they needed.
Image courtesy of North Lincolnshire Museum service.