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 […]
I suffer with a belief in whether the pages I add to the sites are of any use to anyone. I guess I am just a bit knackered. The good news is I had an inspiration today, I spotted an anomaly (error), on one of the pages which led me to finding a rather excellent […]
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 […]
I continue my additions to the various sites I run. My current interest is in London history, and where I am going to visit every day shortly, when I get my 60+ London free travel pass, you have no idea how excited I am about getting this! I have also decided that my main site […]
Actually, my post is not about either of my main interests. Although I score highly for both London street directory & also for pub history in google, both are about #3; I am posting for an entirely different reason tonight. What I am referring to is relevant to brexit in the UK and England; and […]
I continue to add entries to the London 1940 street directory, this will take some time. Here are a few more for S: I continue adding entries for all of the London site, either old pubs, or random updates. It’s what I do.
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 […]