Holdens directories of London in 1805 and 1811

I have a number of pages listing most of the publicans, licensees,wine & brandy merchants of London according to the Holdens directories of 1805 and 1811. These were achieved by literally working through each directory, and transcribing manually the entries I felt worth recording. There are a few entries which are not relevant to pub […]

London history & pub history

Well, I have a number of sites, as you may well know. My best site is of pub history, with about 50,000 pages – but it is not actually that good. It lists all of the pubs over a 200 year time span, excluding anything after 1944, except some modern listings. The problems are, it […]

London wiki & pub history

I have been busy tonight. I get fed up with sites like google telling me I cannot use a new domain name as I am creating too many new sites, maybe they are correct, but it still gets on my nerves. So, to get round this annoying interruption, I have moved a few sites about […]

pub history, 200 years ago

I am always attempting to understand why I run all of these pub history sites. I think I am slowly getting a better idea. Whenever I wander in London, I look at the various modern buildings and streets, and start to visualize them as I see them in, for example, the John Rocques map of […]

London 1832 street directory & pubs

I have just completed the addition of a complete London street directory in 1832. It is not bad. It also links to the pubs on these street directories in at least 95% of cases, I am still missing a few early pubs, or I could not actually find them. I just ran a google search […]

Future of the London pub history site

I am always trying to make the pub history site better. I am concentrating on London mainly. A preference towards what makes the site more mobile friendly is important, but always with the reference to historical pubs rather than modern pubs. The address is therefore the most crucial part of this, and in particular the […]

A London 1832 and 1842 street directory is building fast

A new site listing the entirety of theĀ  London 1832 street directory with an alphabetical index of all the streets linked to a page for each street is building very fast, and close to completion – well stage one is nearly complete. Each individual page lists a complete transcription of the traders living along that […]

A simple use of bootstrap 4 – yes I know its simple

I learn by doing things. I also learn by breaking things. If you can break it, and then fix it, it’s not broken. Anyway, tonight, I am still messing about with site design, simple site design on a very small page which I can play with. So, part of my 1832 / 1842 street directory […]

London 1899 pub history and going earlier

It was some years ago that I decided that adding a pub in London in 1899 was an incredible thing. I spent my whole waking lifeĀ  ensuring that there was an pub history entry for all public houses which existed in Victorian times in 1899. As you probably know by now, Victoria died a couple […]