UK Pub history research and London historical street directory

Search the historical London street directory and pub history site by surname, street or pub name; you will find many obscure early street addresses in London through the Victorian pub history of London and early parish and licensing records on this site. Most records are before 1944 plus some modern detail, and lots of pictures.

The deadpubs site, UK Pub History

I have been researching pub history for 10 to 15 years. The deadpubs site is now a technical site about linux admin

Firstly, it is important to include SSI support in Linux, this allows for simple include files to be added to any page. A very powerful option which Microsoft are particularly bad at.

The beauty of Linux is this, I am currently writing this in textpad, the linux equivalent of vi, or emacs. it just works. It was brought to my attention that the Google search on local sites has now stopped, well very soon. No doubt they are planning a paid version of this. Actually, completely wrong here, it is the paid version which is stopping and the Google CSE version, which is free is continuing.

It appears a number of sites which sell local web search are actually not telling the entire truth.

I might as well find my own version of this, and having a linux server, this is less of a problem. So, what do we need?

How about a technically proficient person. That's me.

OK, lets start with requirements:

Google site search is about to cease, either I use a paid search via http, or preferably build a local site search using perl or php. I prefer the latter, so what is needed?

Actually nothing, the free Google CSE is still available

BUT, if I did want to o this myself, what would I need to do?

First, we need to read all pages and store all relevant info in a database. We also need to store all data about current images in the same database. We then need a web front end to read this database.

Currently, there are about 50,000 pages of data and 10,000 images on my pub history site. This is too much data to create a test site, so I will start with a few pages on this site, and a few images

This site is where you will now also find my plans for 2018 and beyond for the pub history sites. Here goes;

pub history, in various counties

Firstly, the site currently lists all of London, and all of the South East, and is far too large a site. I will definitely leave ALL London pub history on this site, and also Middlesex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. I will also likely keep Berkshire and Buckinghamshire on this site. These are the London home counties as far as I am concerned.

Now purchased a new site, to host the south west (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset & Somerset) plus Wiltshire, Hampshire and Isle of Wight. Other areas moving here are Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire.

I also have a separate site - which currently does nothing useful. I do not have a suggestion for this site, as London needs to stay on the main site.


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