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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
I have spent the day adding postcodes to the Bethnal Green pubs on my site. There are rather a lot of pubs, and it all takes time. What I want to do is have a listing of all of the pubs on the site in each postcode, rather than area, or in the case of […]
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.