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

London 1832 and 1842 street directory

As part of the upgrade to the service,  a new London street directory is being added.  It is not actually new, being 186 years ago, and 176 years ago; but it is a unique directory with links to all of the London pubs at the time.

The directory is the 1832 London street directory from the Robsons directory. There are also images of the corresponding street ten years later. The images, although they are not actually a transcription, show the general trades for a street, and often the same residents. They also confirm whether a public house, tavern, inn, is still open; or whether there is a possibility of a new pub opening in the ten year period.

Actually, I cannot guarantee that all pubs are listed and linked to; as these early directories are sometimes a little selective about the areas covered. I think parts of Bethnal green are often missing.

Another really useful part of this research is adding earlier detail to many pubs in London and in particular for the areas least researched, e.g. Marylebone and Paddington.

Anyway, it is an amazingly brilliant piece of work by the London pub history team, and ties in with all the brilliant research already on the site/s.

Enjoy