Belts, Breeches and Boots
They often took goods from the cottage industries of the Principality; woolen socks, to be sold at fairs like Farnham in Surrey.
From the end of the 18th Century many of them would use copper tokens (Anglesey penny and half penny) to pay for their accommodation and grazing. They were not coins of the realm, and could only be redeemed in certain towns and cities like Liverpool, Birmingham, London and Swansea, which meant they were of little value to high-way robbers.

A slaughterman? Anglesey tokens of 1787

The True Causes of our Present Distress for Provisions, 1880 by William Brooke.
www.british-history.ac.uk
Hard Road to London by Idris Evans 2008
www.maidenheadcivicsoc.org.uk (news/news letters/2003)(Michael Bayley)

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