One of the advantages of public houses is that many of them have kept the same name for centuries, and as such provide fixed spots when discussing where in a village our ancestors lived. And of course our ancestors would have used them, and in some cases worked in them. I often use the "dead pub" site which contains details of pubs in Hertfordshire and elsewhere from old street directories and other sources. A few days ago I stumbled across the Brewery Historical Society web site, which currently includes information on Benskins Brewery in Watford, and a number of Hertfordshire pubs and feel it needs more publicity. Both links are available through the subject index for this site.