If you can imagine walking away from a shopping centre of a busy town, and keep turning around to see if we have missed something. This would describe this page. Who normally cares where we have been? Well, it makes good photography.
Looking back down Stratford High Street, the station is hidden on the left. the red part of the road is a bus route, it's a hot day and most people are watching the World Cup - 2006.
I stand to be mistaken, but this is a view in the opposite direction, looking towards London - which is still several miles away. That looks like a very boring, and modern hotel / motel on the right. The big building, central, is a block of flats. who knows why they ever needed to build these.
This looks like the corner of carpenters Road, with the Carpenters Arms on the corner [please correct me if I am wrong] - so the next stage of the trip is to wander up Carpenters road, what fun!
What I am now attempting to achieve is the coverage of an earlier London
street directory in 1832. This is unique, plus
images of the 1842 Robsons directory which confirm earlier entries and also
carry much more trade detail about a premises or person. Here is the index of streets in 1832, many with
1842 imagery added.
And next is the complete 1940 London street directory - this will take some months to complete, so bear with me!
London pub history directory.
London Street Listings in 1832.
London street listings in 1842
London Street Listings in 1818 - mainly A and B.
London public houses in 1833 Pigots.
Entire London Street Listing in 1843 - by surname.
London public houses in 1856.
London public houses in 1869.
London public houses in 1899
London 1921 Street directory in 1921
London 1940 Street directory 1940
London Pubs in 2018