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 […]
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 […]
That sums it up nicely, a lot of Westminster pubs exist in 2018. I will keep this brief, as I have been updating the Westminster pubs for 2018 all day, and I am impressed with the numbers of pubs which still exist, and this excludes many of the newer bars and Wetherpoon pubs etc. etc.
I have little idea of whether people actually read this blog, but it’s a personal blog on the updates on a rather excellent pub history site I am building. In fact, I have been building this pub history site for a number of years, in fact, nearly twenty years. I am currently watching a film […]
I have been updating the site to add modern postcodes. One area was St Clement Danes. This area includes Aldwych (modern), Drury lane and the Strand. It soon becomes apparent that the Strand is an easy area to work with, as numbering seems to stay the same through history. Large parts of this area are […]
My pages on these were not bad, but David Elis-Williams sent me details of articles written by him, and these add richly to the early life of these three public houses, well, two really. The White Hind, later the Fox; and the Antigallican, later the Royal Standard. Both detail the early references to the earlier […]
Lots of London, but which part of this should I concentrate on? I have just started to build my London wiki site, and this will link heavily into my London pub history site, which is rather excellent in some ways; although I think the pages are rather boring. Another important facet is to make the […]
I have spent a few hours, actually, most of the day; adding links to an excellent list of 1829 taverns and coffee houses, hotels etc. It is all the early stuff which does not always correspond to a list of public houses. The years of research which have gone into the pub history site for […]
I have been searching for a census entry for this very early inn for some time. It is quite obvious once you find it, even if you missed it in the 1841 census previously. The Lion in the Wood Inn, or public house disappears around 1862 from directories, and I have records from as early […]
The NogoLondon.com site is slowly being updated alongside my pub history site with lots of tidying up of old out of date content in the first instance, plus a a few pictures. This is a quick update so that I can confirm I am adding categories as I should be.