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.

 

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London history web sites & stuff

I have a number of web domains and I have just been moving some web pages about, a a bit like readjusting your document folders, well fairly similar.

I actually do this quite a lot, and sometimes  lose track on what domain names / web sites I actually own and what they are for. so, here goes – a list on the 21st February 2019.

Main sites are :

pubshistory.com is my London & South East pub history site.

pubhistory.co.uk is a pub history site for the Midlands & North

pubshistory.co.uk – I don’t use this at present.

deadpubs.co.uk –  a site about Southwark taverns etc

londontaverns.co.uk – a site about early coffee houses and taverns

pubsinUK.com  – not sure what I use this for, not a lot.

london17.co.uk – this is now again my Accessible rail travel in London (nogobritain)

london18.co.uk – this is something to do with London rivers, mostly hidden

london19.com – My London street directory site

pubwiki.co.uk – a small useless pub wiki

pubpics.co.uk – probably drop this one

southernpub.co.uk – drop this one

I think this is all of them – several more.

1918armistice.co.uk – World war one stuff (originally two sites)

historyofsuffolk.co.uk  – The Cosford database

essex1841.com – my tree and stuff

historyofstratford.co.uk – another one about to go

Now, I think that’s all of them

One more

londonpublichouse.com – currently a blog about london pubs, not a great one

 

 

 

 

London pub, taverns & coffee houses history random updates

I have been quite busy recently. I am trying to get up the google search for London street directory, with my transcripts of the complete Robsons 1832 directory, plus images of the 1842. This site is fantastically useful and I refer to it all of the time. I am at about 6.2 out of all the millions at present, and climbing.

https://london19.com/streets1832/index.shtml

Another thing I have been up to is getting more detail on some of the early taverns, and coffee houses. I can’t always find which London ward to add these to, especially if they are 1666 or thereabouts, so started adding these to another new site:

https://londontaverns.co.uk/

My favourite is the last entry on the index, the Red Lion, near to Fleet ditch. It makes fascinating reading. I could add more, but this will do for now.

A lot of this detail is in books which are freely available to use and download, and some of them, in fact most of them are actually transcribed on line already, under various guises. I just want the relevant bits to add to a page / s.

I have recently upgraded the server as I was running low on space. I have not seen any main benefits to this yet, but it allows me to add as much stuff as I see fit.

I have probably been up to loads of other things, like redesign of the sites etc. One day the site will be mobile friendly, and I will get there eventually.

My friend Ewan at pubology has just sent me a large Marylebone pub history update, which has been added. I believe there is an even larger one for St Pancras to come soon.

Meanwhile, I spent a little time this evening working on the Seven Dials area of London. I am getting the hang of this area slowly. My examples are those public houses in Monmouth street until about 1846, then the street disappears and reverts as Dudley street for a while, or Broad street for the Kings Head.

All of these streets eventually become part of Shaftesbury avenue. I have not worked this bit out as of yet.

Kevan

More Early pub history for London

I have new blogs building on my site, but for now this one seems quite popular. The pub history site which relates heavily to London and surrounds just gets better every day. I have been adding the 1836 London Pigots directory, and also just completed a first run through of Holdens 1811 directory. Both are good. See the London pub history pages.

These complement my street directories for London in 1832 and 1842 which are a major boon for looking for early pubs in London.

Also, I have just upgraded the server which the sites run on, It is now twice as fast, and has twice as much space. Lots more room for updates.

That’s all for now

London street directory sites & Fulham in 1940

Well, I now have two sites in the top ten in google search for London street directory. Most people would envy this, and not a bad start.

I moved much of the London streets listings back to my London19 site, and also the massive 1843 street directory. I have only just done this, so it will take a while to feed through in search terms. Actually, I have already changed this, and the 1843 street directory is back on the pubs history site, this is the only change, all 255 pages of it.

I also added my London19 site to the adsense program (nothing to do with rehab!). Their site blanked it as a copy site, I think; and therefore their advertisers do not get the chance to advertise on my great London pub history site. Their loss.

Just added are a few roads in Fulham area, i.e. Fulham High street, Fulham road and Fulham Palace road – all in 1940.

But, I am still looking for a good sponsor.