Building a truly remarkable site about London history

I have been building a truly remarkable site about London history for some years. Well, I think so. The site started with an update to an Essex pub history site, then I began to add bits of London, and its pub history. Then I slowly added large swathes of the rest of the country, but […]

pub history in Victorian London

I guess I need to clarify what I know, and what is insignificant to my knowledge. I do know lots of pubs are continually closing, and others are opening, e.g. Wetherspoons and the like. I also know I don’t really have a lot of knowledge about pub history since 1944, which is quite a long […]

Hackney pubs & life generally

Lets start with Hackney. I have continued working through the 1901 census for Hackney pub history, and re-checked and re-ordered the lists into some form of sense, and added a number of additional licensed premises to the site – most are off licences, but hey ho! I will spend a day in London tomorrow, and […]

More Hackney pub history updates & accessible travel in London

Where do I start? Well, I have been working through the 1901 census for Hackney south east. It was rather useful, as some of the street numbering alters between the 1901 and 1911 census; and I spotted a number of errors. Initially I thought I had found earlier records for some of the pubs, until […]

Hackney 1861 census additions & updates

I have a rather select band of people who update this site. I do all of the actual updating of content, so it is maybe, not an United effort of a band of people. This rather excellent small group send me their details via quite an outdated fashion of communication, email. Anyway, Vincent sent me […]

London beer houses in 1899 & 1910 updates

I have spent a little (lot) of time adding beer retailers and beer houses to the pub history site, as have many of the people who have helped me update this site as a truly wonderful site about pub history. I know it looks boring, but I think it is a wonderful masterpiece about these […]

Pub history updates for London E3

Ewan of the pubology site regularly sends me major updates for the London history site. These recently included all for London E3, which includes parts of Bethnal green, Bow, Bromley and Mile End. That’s it really. Some of these details are just fill-in detail, others include a name for a beer house discovered from a […]