The ‘Know Your London’ Web pages cover topics related to Inner London (which includes the City of London, the City of Westminster and the other eleven Inner London Boroughs). Just a few topics are drawn from some of the Outer London Boroughs. Every topic is indexed under at least one area listed in the Categories (shown down the right-hand side of the Webpage). In addition, there are four additional category groups (Common, Persons, People and Subjects).
This article provides help notes about ‘Subjects’. Subject key-words start with ‘4-‘. At the time of writing these Help Notes, the alphabetical list of Subjects includes:
4-London in 1891
4-Maps of London
4-Moment in Time
It will be seen from the list above that a Subject can refer to a large variety of different topics. By clicking on one of the Subjects on the right-hand side of the Webpage, you will be provided with a detailed list of all the topics that relate to that particular Subject. The number of Subject’ categories continues to grow as more blogs are written and, therefore, more Subjects are added.
It is hoped that the list will grow so that it becomes possible to look up a Subject on this Website and obtain a related group of places in London to enable further study.
Reading the Blogs on the Webpage
If you ‘Follow’ the ‘Know Your London’ Website, you will receive email notifications three times each week. Although the email version contains the full text of a blog, you can also read that blog online. This is simply achieved by clicking on the BLUE heading of any email.
The main advantage of reading the blog online is that it will contain any updates (like corrections to spelling errors in the email version). The other advantage is that you can also see and have access to the ‘Categories’ – which are displayed on the right-hand side of the Webpage. The long list has key-words that start with various symbols and numbers. The coding for the long list is given in the paragraphs below.
Coding for the Categories
Although there is only one heading on the right of the Webpage called ‘Categories’, there are six different types of Category. They are listed below along with brief descriptions.
/ Key-words starting with ‘/‘ denote the areas into which London has been divided. Each Inner London Borough is sub-divided into the pre-1965 Metropolitan Boroughs. The City of London is divided into 13 groups of Wards. The City of Westminster is divided into its three original Metropolitan Boroughs and the Metropolitan Borough of Westminster is further sub-divided into five areas of study.
o- Key-words starting with ‘o-‘ identify small areas in London with a strong identity. These small areas are part of an area which starts with ‘/’.
1- Key-words starting with ‘1-‘ identify Common item. That means they are items which relate to more than one area. For example, London Bridge is joined onto land in the City of London and also joined onto land in the London Borough of Southwark.
2- Key-words starting with ‘2-‘ identify Persons. Examples are ‘Chaucer’ or ‘Wren’.
3- Key-words starting with ‘3-‘ identify People. This category relates to groups of people (unlike ‘Persons’ which relates to single names). Examples are ‘Jews in London’ or ‘Vikings’.
4- Key-words starting with ‘4-‘ identify Subjects. For example, ‘Markets’ or ‘Prisons’. Subjects can be almost any topic which acts as a theme.
It should be noted that the list of key-words under the general heading ‘Categories’ continues to grow as the blogs increase week by week.
Did you know that one of the options on the BLACK bar below the picture at the top of the Webpage is labelled ‘Help’. Clicking on this will reveal ‘Quick Help’ and ‘Detailed Help’ pages which provide further information about the structure of the Know Your London Website.