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    When pubs change their names, and I'm the one to notify PG, I like to try and give a little bit of history by way of at least the pubs former name/s. I would also add any additional information/stories available e.g. City Limits, Edinburgh's quirky history.

    I do like to try and work out why pubs were called certain names and the relationship of new names to old - if any.

    Much appreciate Hondos recent updates of Edinburgh Pubs. I'm sure Dasusara or myself will hit Leith for pictures and a bit of history soon after the weather breaks up here.

    Hondo was the visit related to the recent Edinburgh derby? Why do I ask? - the pubs involved were on-route to Easter Road.
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    I have to admit it always makes me glad when there is a little bit of history added to the pub, for me it is part of what pubs are all about, and the more of that that appears on PG the better the site gets.

    Historical names is one of the features we keep wanting to add to the site , it really is a must and the code was built to allow it from the first time the site was released. Whenever I come to look at it I am just not quite sure how to actually put it on the site (I don't want it to be as simple as a list of old names, I would like it to appear clearly in the searches, and maybe indicate which name it had when the pictures were taken, etc.), but it will happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edmon View Post
    When pubs change their names, and I'm the one to notify PG, I like to try and give a little bit of history by way of at least the pubs former name/s. I would also add any additional information/stories available e.g. City Limits, Edinburgh's quirky history.

    I do like to try and work out why pubs were called certain names and the relationship of new names to old - if any.

    Much appreciate Hondos recent updates of Edinburgh Pubs. I'm sure Dasusara or myself will hit Leith for pictures and a bit of history soon after the weather breaks up here.

    Hondo was the visit related to the recent Edinburgh derby? Why do I ask? - the pubs involved were on-route to Easter Road.
    Your power of deduction is exemplary. I'm a hibs season ticket holder. I used to review pubs on bite but have switched to this site .I'm starting from scratch and reviewing all pubs anew as and when i get to them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    I have to admit it always makes me glad when there is a little bit of history added to the pub, for me it is part of what pubs are all about, and the more of that that appears on PG the better the site gets.
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    Round here the job has been done very well and I would not even try & compete

    http://www.portsmouthpubs.org.uk/

    http://www.emsworthpubs.org.uk/index.html

    Both linked from PG site of course

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    Very interesting links with good reading, enjoyed the Emsworth links.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farway View Post
    Round here the job has been done very well and I would not even try & compete

    http://www.portsmouthpubs.org.uk/

    http://www.emsworthpubs.org.uk/index.html

    Both linked from PG site of course
    And if anyone knows of any more good sites they should let us know.

    Equally everyone should feel free to compete . I still want PG to be the best pub we site

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    This is the place for pubs with history but no future!

    http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/

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    With our slight Midland bias there's this one

    http://www.midlandspubs.co.uk/


    and from Gods own county,

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    Thanks for those, Dave will look at adding them to our links page later. Do always feel free to share useful sites here, that is the benefit of the Internet.

    Quote Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
    This is the place for pubs with history but no future!

    http://www.closedpubs.co.uk/
    A good site, and one that may be getting too many updates at the moment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad View Post
    And if anyone knows of any more good sites they should let us know.

    Equally everyone should feel free to compete . I still want PG to be the best pub we site
    Conrad are you still thinking of toilet sites

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