When I left TF in 2002 there was an electronic version of all the pubs ever written called the 'HomeArc', with the promise of a new hi tech version on the way using a programme called 'Infostore'. It had a search engine & all sorts of features for viewing photos, etc. It included ALL Family pubs. If anyone knows of someone leaving and they could 'smuggle' and/or copy & post one out it would be an invaluable tool for research.
Just a thought.