London Local Pubs Past and Present is a celebration of local pubs that are steeped
in social history.
They have played a role in publicans’ and regulars’ lives since
they were first built and continue to fulfil that community purpose. They are
places of historic significance, even if their architecture has radically changed
over the years.
This book focuses on what these pubs meant to locals in the past and what they
mean to locals and licensees today. It contains never-seen-before archival
images from Charrington’s surveyors department, which provide a backdrop for
anecdotes and photographs that are contributed by regulars, staff and landlords
and drawn together by well-known writer Adrian Tierney-Jones.
for each pub and a map allow the reader to explore these fascinating spaces for
The book is connected to crowdsourcing platform Historypin.org, where locals
and publicans of each pub can contribute additional materials and keep the story
of these community institutions alive.
This e-book has been created as part of the Europeana Food and Drink project.
Imprint: PiXZ Books. ISBN 978 0 85710 099 3, pdf e-book, 144 pages. Published October 2015.