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The London site for 2019 and back to 1919, that's history, its what I do.
This site is obviously about London history, and connects to my many pub history sites, but with a difference.
There are many pages of street directories already complete which currently just link to pubs, now this
site will make additional links to other interesting buildings in London; and
obviously the massive street name changing that occurs through history, and the
demise of complete streets through wartime bombing etc. etc.
I am starting this site with pages from my street directory on the pub history site, these will be substantially altered as I work through these pages. I am playing with colours of the text to discriminate between the 1921 directories which are as close to 1919 as I want to list and the additional information to add to the London history pages. On past performance, I am brilliant at adding detail, it just takes time, sometimes years.
Some areas are now decimated either through WWII or the London Councils clearing slums, these will need a different colour? I will make it up as I add detail.
I am fortunate that I already have masses of detail on my pub history pages, supplied by Stephen & Ewan, which details significant street name change detail through many decades. This detail is now to be re-transmitted back to a historical London street directory, slowly, and over time as I find it.
Street names index A - Z - this includes the rest
My plan, I continue to add pages to this street directory. Eventually it becomes an excellent resource. Simple. And more importantly, the pages are continually updated to include old and new street changes.
And, a slight deviation from the original plan, a London street directory from 1832, compliments of Robsons