pub wiki and pub history

I was about to drop the pub wiki site, as I know I have far too many web sites; but at the last minute I decided to renew the domain name. It is actually a good domain name.

I have so many sites, I lose track which does what, and this one is good, I need a big list above my head, in capital letters reminding me what I do. I do pub history, and London history, these are my main criteria; and most of my sites are great, even though I often look at them and think they are far too personalized as to specific people at a building at a specific period in time, usually long before 1940, and sometimes before 1840. Who cares about these old sites?

I am also building a history of the original London wall around the city of London, which could have been built as early as AD 200, although I still think AD 390 is more appropriate. And other stuff, too, all about London.

Most people interested in pubs are the youth, who are only interested in whether a pub is open, and where it is, and what is going on. Is it a decent pub, or serve good food, or worth queuing to get into etc.

If a pub is closed, there are all of the closed pub sites and the random bloggers, and lots of people who can tell you a lot more than I can ever tell you about a pub and its recent history. I concentrate on the pubs that also closed a hundred years ago, and were only open for, say, ten years.

There are also a whole host of sites which have been built about a specific area, and link in some instances to other history sites, and also some of these have long stolen my detail added, why they did this, I will never fathom, they leave themselves open to being known a boring site. I update areas randomly.

Then there are the CAMRA sites, of which many are not bad, e.g. whatspub.com is not bad.

Then there is the pub history society, and I have had a few words with them in the past about removing a link to my site whilst linking to a thief site (scumbag) – enough said.

The point is, my pub history site/s are OK, and my London site is amazing, and I am always working on making anything to do with London better. And I get my free London pass in a couple of months, and will be there every day!

And I also gave up smoking after 45 years, at 30-50 a day. This should extend my days of writing complaints about those who steal my efforts; and never one to keep quiet, as several past employers will endorse, when I told them where to shove it, or words to that effect.

In fact,

pub history & mobile responsive page

I need to explain something first. I have spent nearly 20 years building a pub history site, which is desktop biased. Some of the pages on the site are mobile friendly according to google, but they link to thousands of pages which are not.

You can enter the London pub history site via my best index of lists of old London pubs

You will then get lost. The search engine is OK, but actually it is crap. It is a free search engine by google of my site, but is it is far from perfect.

Apart from putting all of my data into a database, and refining the search through this, I do not know what else to do – the site is too big with nearly 50 thousand pages.