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 […]

Can you help with pub & railway stations pictures?

I am placing a request to everybody. I have no idea whether anyone reads any of my blogs, or visits any of my sites, but hey ho. I am looking for any pictures of any railway stations, either underground, or over the top. I do not yet have the time to visit all of these. […]

Fox, Royal Standard & White Hind – Southwark

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 […]

London wiki & London pub history & London street directory

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 […]

Taverns and coffee houses in 1829 and London wiki

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 […]

London trip for rail stations & pub history etc

I took a trip to London today, nothing planned, so lets see where we get to. I parked near to Hornchurch station on the District line, and proceeded towards London, stopping off at Dagenham east, Dagenham Heathway, Barking, and East Ham. Each time I exited  the station, took a photograph of the external station and […]

Mile End road in 1940 and extending the Plough opening years

As part of my new London 1940 street directory, I have just added Mile end road. This is always useful, as I can now extend the opening date for the Plough at 606 Mile end road to about 1940; and probably no later. I wonder if it was a victim of the London blitz? I […]

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 […]