These are links to the Bow Bells and the Royal Cricketers, both examples of of the many thousands of images on the pub history site. Details on each relevant pub include street name changes, landlords and other people living at this property, and in many instances a link to other pubs that they may have been involved in.
The pub history sites are regularly updated by Stephen and Kevan, plus an 'open' group of like-minded individuals on a daily basis; and anyone is welcome to contribute. I also run an UK pub history facebook group where you can ask questions and get involved.
UK Pub History and historical street directory of London & Ford car company lack of health & safety (fordshit)
Do you have a victualler, publican or beer retailer in your family history? This site will, hopefully, answer your questions as to where their pub was.
The (deadpubs) pub history and historical street directory is
a listing of open & closed Pubs which show the address changes through time, and
obviously from a historical perspective. It concentrates on the many road name
changes through the years because of slum clearance, road renaming and modern
office building. It does not use post codes at present, this will change. I am
adding the modern pubs as I find them, although there is little historical
detail for these.
London is very interesting as it bore the brunt of the WWII bombings, as did many other places, but also went through a major road renaming process between 1938 and 1944; and it also went though similar road naming processes at many other times before this. Many of the roads with similar names were simply renamed to distinct road names. This is where the 1944 listing of Pubs is incredibly important.
There are many other areas & towns listed on this pub history site, including
places such as Birmingham, Nottingham & Lincoln etc. The site is growing every
day to encompass new towns and its pub history. The site is slowly moving north
to add the whole of the UKs pub history. Take a look at the top level links to
see which areas are covered for pub history.
Pubs, like churches move slowly over a period of time, I use this to my advantage. The public houses are listed by church parish as they would have existed before 1900 - many of these are no longer in existence. In addition to this, I am adding modern pubs as they are opened, and also list the many thousands of pubs which are closing all of the time.