The year of 1912 was not significant, it was a year after King George V (1911 - 1935) came to the throne, and for the next twenty five years. The gold sovereign was still legal tender, with a 'gold standard' still in operation. The first major World war of the twentieth century was two years away, when millions of our youth were to lose their lives in the foul trenches of the French and Belgian battlefields.
Many of my sites list Public Houses and Beer retailers around London and the South of England. This trade listing differs in that I do add other trades, and complete trade directories for many areas of London. But, as the Pub is so important in street directions; I still concentrate on these buildings to convey where an area still exists.
By about 1900, many parts of Essex, Middlesex etc were to become suburbs of London. These all eventually form the London Boroughs. In modern terms today, London is briefly described as anywhere inside the M25 motorway.
Moving to modern times, the 1911 census has just become available for geneologists, and the Olympics is to be held in Stratford, East London and other areas of the UK in 2012.While waiting for this site to build, why not visit another major site for London
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