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[cp Swindon and Crewe]
Could "cp" stand for "cum partibus", being "with the parties"? "e.g." or "like" would be easier to understand. Andy
- Thanks, i've already changed it to 'like', "cum partibus" could translate to "as partner", so you could be right. Olive Oil 16:34, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
- My more worldly wise, better half, has looked in a book and says "cp" is an abbreviation for 'compare'. Olive Oil 16:37, 1 May 2006 (UTC)
Category:People from Ashford, Kent suggestion
There is a category [[Category:People from Ashford, Kent]]. Instead of the long list in the article, perhaps a link to here. Probably have to update the category in the peoples article too. Transfer the more notable list members to a mention within appropriate sections. The ones who attended school could be mentioned in Education, Musicians mentioned in Arts, Sportsmen in sport. This makes it easier to write prose and lose the frowned upon list. MortimerCat 22:04, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
- I think it would be good to expand the sections relating to each of the twin towns, with details of the similarities and if/how the twinning works, however i think
- the map fills the understanding of where in Germany they are,
- the Bad Münstereifel article does not mention very much at all, never mind Ashford
- is there a better option? perhaps this should be added to the task list on Wikipedia:WikiProject Kent/Article improvement#Ashford, Kent
- - Olive Oil -ŢάĽɮ - 19:28, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
- I agree, expand the twinning section but I still think the map is superfluous. If I really wanted to know where they are in Germany, I would click the link. Secondly, you would need two more maps (France and America) to be consistent. The link to the foreign language article seems a bit strange too. The English version Bad Münstereifel now mentions Ashford. MortimerCat 20:41, 17 February 2007 (UTC)
Judith and Fergus Wilson
I'm surprised there is no mention of the Wilsons anywhere in Wikipedia - I would have expected a seperate article about them. They are well known - or famous - for owing 700 houses in Ashford, making an approx £200m fortune. Theyve had more than one tv program about them. See for example http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&newwindow=1&safe=off&q=judith+wilson+ashford&btnG=Search&meta=cr%3DcountryUK%7CcountryGB I had been puzzled for some time by how they could keep buying houses without running out of money for the 15% deposit, but the most recent tv programme I saw about them says they bought houses 'off-plan' in a rising market, so their 15% equity was covered by the rise in price between them agreeing to buy it and needing to pay for it. I've also read they bought property cheap and in bulk from a distressed developer. 188.8.131.52 12:50, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
- If you'd like an article on them created, please go to WP:RA and request it. Alternatively, create an account and you can do it yourself. Just make sure that the proposed article complies with WP:N and WP:BLP first. Waggers 14:34, 30 May 2007 (UTC)
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Rewrite of article
This article had a great many things wrong with it. It should be borne in mind that this is about the town of Ashford, and not the borough. In that case the text should strictly adhere to its parameters. It does not do this - an example being the inclusion of a school (Swadelands) many miles outside the town. Local tourist attractions and some of the long distance footpaths are also more tourist based - not for an encyclopaedia article - and many of the former are miles from the town itself. That should answer the previous comment, since I have deleted them all ...?
The article was set out in an entirely illogical order: eg the future of the town appeared before what it is like now! I have now included many disparate pieces under Geography and added a piece about the town site. The section is now greatly expanded. It did not seem necessary to go through all the "famous people" again, since there is a list doing that elsewhere, although I am unsure of the need for the article List of people from Ashford, Kent nor the Category:People from Ashford, Kent, when there aren’t a similar ones for the other towns? We must be consistent, surely? I have only included a note about the secondary schools; again there is a separate article listing all schools, not followed elsewhere - cp Maidstone. Peter Shearan (talk) 06:56, 27 January 2008 (UTC)
- I removed the Twin towns section as all the info cntained was duplicated in the Culture section immediately below it. Mjroots (talk) 15:51, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
I have removed the "Recycle" section as it seemed to exist only to advertise the author's own website. It was not encyclopaedic and was only of interest to the author and his/her own "very few members". It contained no information of interest. Kent6 (talk) 13:07, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
Asshatisforde = Eshetisford with Eshet replaced by a six letter word that Wiki filters out and will not let me post. The first six letters of Asshatisforde is a rude internet term. The only place that 'Asshatisforde' appears on the internet is this Wiki page, and all the hundreds of pages that source their content from it; so it's not likely to be true. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 16:26, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry
The Wikipedia entry for Ashford in Kent says Ray Dorset was born in the town. But the entry for Ray Dorset himself says he was born in Middlesex. Most people are usually born in only one town. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.127.116.11 (talk) 02:56, 4 March 2012 (UTC)