The Blind Beggar, Whitechapel. Image (c) Kevan Wilding, pubwiki.co.uk
In November 2019 Layers of London put a call out for volunteers to help us start mapping London’s multitude of public houses, past and present. The idea is to find out a bit about their history - when it was founded, interesting owners, interesting regulars, interesting stories - take new or gather historic photos of the pub, and create a layers records to put the place in context using our historic maps.
Since Nov 2019, over 600 pubs have been mapped! But we want more!
Phase 2 of the project opens it up to anyone, anywhere. We simply ask that you have an interest in the history of pubs and are happy to donate some time to researching and mapping them. Interested volunteers are asked to contact the team to be assigned a London postcode before uploading records (we will try to assign postcodes of your choice). The team will offer guidance as to the sort of content to include, but all records should ideally contain
- a short biography of the history of the pub (incl. its earliest known date)
- any credited photos past or present of the pub (incl. exterior, interior and pubs signs)
If you’re interested in helping us please contact the team by emailing [email protected]