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. But, I will. This is to add the the accessible rail travel site.

I am also looking for pictures of any of the modern pubs which are listed in my 2018 listings. My records only go to 1944, which is a bit rubbish, and I need to slowly add any other pubs. I know this sounds rather extreme, but I just do not have anything for the modern pubs that abound, specifically in London.

I have lots more requests, as eventually I would like to map the entirety of London with pictures, but this is a dream I can look forward to!

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Bethnal Green pubs, E1, E2 or E3

Most Bethnal Green pubs are in E2, this is the post code district for those who do not understand the system.

I am nearly completed on adding a simple post code to all Bethnal Green pubs & beer houses etc.

The next step, for all of London is to create an index page for all of the post codes, e,g, E1, E2, EC1, etc etc.

What did hold me back for a while was that a new site was refused advertising by google ads because it was a scaper site, well it isn’t, but I am going to do what I want to do on my sites anyway, so bog off!

I do rely on advertising to pay for my sites, and if they do not at least cover the costs, I will just remove everything – I am sure I have done this before.

More to come sometime, and as you can see, I don’t actually do this for money, just charitable scraps.

 

The London wiki has started, but this blog is retiring

I think the title says it all. I have started on my biggest project so far. After spending 15 years building the pub history site, which is amazing, I am now starting the london wiki site.

The new site was started today, at the same time I cancelled the subscription to this blog! It has been a good blog, but expensive. I can do similar on my server anyway.

Back to london wiki, there are just two partial pages, as I have added on my first day. I am not great at writing articles, but these are not bad.

 

London wiki

I have yet to decide as to whether to keep this blog, I chatted to the happy people on the site earlier today, and this was quite useful.

I did take them up on one suggestion, and added affiliate advertising for amazon to a number of sites during the day – not the blogs. These can be added later, as I see fit. I do use blogs to drive traffic towards a specific site rather than being the informer.

Anyway, I have now; or am in the process of, adding a new site / blog – londonwiki.co.uk

I have so much data, i.e. thousands of pages of information, and well in excess of 50 thousand pages. Much of this is related to London, and its good, even it it does not look particularly interesting.

I also have a couple of ‘good’ spare domain names, and I must build a mobile-only  web responsive website to get an idea of what I can do with this.

Enough. The pub history site continues to grow.

 

Anthem for the Doomed youth – Wilfred Owen 1918

What passing-bells for these who die as cattle?
Only the monstrous anger of the guns.
Only the stuttering rifles’ rapid rattle
Can patter out their hasty orisons.
No mockeries now for them; no prayers nor bells;
Nor any voice of mourning save the choirs,
The shrill, demented choirs of wailing shells;
And bugles calling for them from sad shires.
What candles may be held to speed them all?
Not in the hands of boys, but in their eyes
Shall shine the holy glimmers of good-byes.
The pallor of girls’ brows shall be their pall;
Their flowers the tenderness of patient minds,
And each slow dusk a drawing-down of blinds.

  • That was 100 years ago. Now we see the death of our young people through knife crime, not because they were at war, but some are now at peace.
  • Another complete waste of human life because this current government are more interested in Brexit, and doing dodgy deals with dodgy companies than investing in our youth of today.
  • How many more 17 year olds need to die before this Tory government stops cutting all support to young people, their welfare, and their well being; at school, in youth clubs, in youth centres, everywhere.
  • The young have seen massive cuts in spending on places they could be, but now closed. Our young are dieing because police numbers, and local police support has been cut to the bone.
  • The young are the victims, a dribble of dead young people caught up in doing no wrong, the dribble is becoming a river. Their candles are slowly being dimmed.
  • And each slow dusk a drawing down of blinds, again.

What is wrong with this country? Why are our youth suffering, because old people seem to get all the benefits. Why does no one care anymore?

She was only 17, an A-level student, a Scout. Why?

 

London tube, crossrail & accessibility

Another new London site is on the horizon. Well, it is actually not a new site, just a rebuild on something I have been passionate about for a long time. Access for all.

Some years back, I built a site about all of the London transport stations, in London, obviously; and with particular relevance to the accessability to the London tube network. This was about the same time that Channel 4 were running a series of reports on nogobritain, and I initially named the site nogobritain.com

What is also interesting is that I was never contacted by anybody who had the same interests, even though I clearly showed my levels of interest, perhaps I did not do a very good job in this – who knows.

As often happens, I eventually included this site into my pub history site, it’s very easy for me to do this, I have done it many times.

Anyway, back to the present. We now have Crossrail coming sometime in the next 12 months or so, after considerable problems in being ready on time. Exciting times for the London rail network.

I have revisited my accessible rail site, and re-branded it as nogolondon.com; and I am now finally starting to actually visit some of the stations, of which there are a lot, and  linking into my other London sites about street directories (mostly historical) and pub history, etc etc.

The site remains a tribute to Andy. Andy is a family member, and also the Godfather to my eldest child, long past that stage. For this reason, although the site pages need a considerable update, I will make this site as interesting to the entire community who use the London rail network, with particular relevance to those with accessibilty issues.

Enjoy, and feel free to contact me with additional detail, pictures, etc.