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 life  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 of years later .

Then over many years of research I added the 1839 and 1841 directories which were rarely complete. Then I found a copy of the Robsons 1842 street directory online . This was a game changer. The 1842 directory is incredibly large, and is immensely powerful in its descriptive compilation. It is a full blown street directory and clearly marks the London properties including many pubs.

Some years on, I am finally adding the 1832 Robsons directory detail to the site, which also includes a lot of pub history; and I use this to my advantage. The 1839 and 1841 directories never really excited me, the early Robsons directories do a lot for me, they are brilliant, even if the earlier directory has a lot of typos.

Just for completeness, here is the London pub history index as it is at present, today in 2018.

Kevan

Sponsorship for the London pub history / London history sites

Here goes, and there may be more posts coming in the future as I find somewhere to gather my thoughts about the future of the London  history sites mainly linking to historical pubs.

I am a lot peeved by the advertising revenues received through google adsense to the point I am quite enraged about them, and often remove them completely as a waste of my time, and spoiling my site/s; e.g. last night. I continually add them back for the pittance I get from them.

The pub history sites I run are a brilliant resource, and just continue to get better as I now have the time to continue to build upon them. This will continue whatever the outcome, but it would be nice to not have to worry about revenue raising to cover the small costs that I incur making these updates and additions.

What I am  looking for is a sponsor, or an advertiser who would like to come onboard, and sponsor the sites. It does not have to be a fortune, and this could be either a separate brewer / pub chain or even a group of micro breweries etc. I am not averse to those who have alternative views to mine about Brexit, if I like your pub chain and your pub meals!

I would just like to remove the necessity to add advertising across the site/s to achieve my potential. I do have a track record of about eighteen years of building the site/s and have already asked Ewan of the pubology site to look at continuing my research if I were unable for any reason, i.e. he would have total control of all content built so far rather than my pub research being lost for ever.

That’s it really. Anyone out there interested? Send me an email.

Kevan