I was adding new records for the Holdens 1811 directory, and came across an entry for the Turks Head, Butcher row in Ratcliff. I actually found quite a few early records for the same pub, and eventually added this to the site. This makes a good read, with sixty years at least of pub history. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]