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No shortage of labour, despite emigration, except occasionally at hay harvest. ‘Much assistance used to be given in former days in Wales by village artisans and small tradesmen with their families on all occasions of emergency at the neighbouring farms. But the number of country shoemakers and tailors, carpenters and blacksmiths, and small shopkeepers has greatly diminished with the growth of the tendency to buy both articles of apparel and of furniture ‘ready made’ as well as to get all provisions from stores in towns.’

(Report on Poor Law of Narberth (Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire), Royal Commission on Labour, The Agricultural Labourer, vol. II, Wales, 1893, p. 60 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )