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20th January 2020

Reminder for Guild Event: Mapping London’s Pubs – 6th Feb @ 6:30pm

Join us for the first Guild event of the year, co-hosted with the Brewery History Society:


Date: Thursday, 6 Feb 2020

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Venue: Upstairs at The Old Doctor Butler’s Head, 2 Mason’s Avenue, Moorgate, EC2V 5BT, by kind permission of Guild corporate members Shepherd Neame


Layers of London: #MapLondonsPubs – a presentation by project leader Adam Corsini and colleagues

London’s pubs are being put on the map. Or rather are being mapped onto Layers of London, an interactive online resource which gathers historical maps and layers them up for users to explore how areas have changed. Supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, individuals across London have been gathering images, historical information and present-day stories from licensees and regulars, before creating a set of records for each pub, past and present in their area.

Although several websites exist with some great content about pubs, the idea for this project is to gather those histories and allow online visitors to discover this information within the context of historical maps. The aim is to record as many pubs from as many areas across Greater London as possible, creating signposts to the already existing sources of information on the web and in London’s archives.

Join us to hear from project engagement officer Adam Corsini about Layers of London and the #MapLondonsPubs project and how you can get involved.


The National Brewery Heritage Trust On-line Catalogue Project – an update from project leader Terry Critchley

After we hear from Adam, we’ll hear from project leader and Trustee Terry Critchley on The National Brewery Heritage Trust’s On-Line Catalogue Project.  He will bring us up to date with the progress of this massive three-year £50k exercise – now fully funded and well underway – and answer questions from members. The archive includes the Charrington pub photo collection.


To reserve a place (free to Guild & BHS members), please email