Talk:Royal Arsenal

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My knowledge of the railways in this area is not good; is London, Chatham and Dover Railway the correct name at this time? Pyrotec 11:31, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

I believe the line at Plumstead was the North Kent Line originally built by South Eastern Railway, which in 1899 later merged to form the South Eastern and Chatham Railway. If you want to ignore the corporate activity and stick to the name of the route, it might be easier just to call it the North Kent Line. Paul W 12:30, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

I think I've now added most of what I wanted to add.Pyrotec 23:38, 26 July 2005 (UTC)

Added Internal Links and Deleted Websites[edit]

I have added Internal Links and deleted websites because of Server not found or page not found notices. Kathleen.wright5 08:50, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

"Woolwich Arsenal"[edit]

Woolwich Arsenal redirects to this page, though many if not most the links to Woolwich Arsenal are actually referring to Woolwich Arsenal railway station. Perhaps a disambiguation page needs creating? Have added a line at the start of the article as a temporary solution. Grunners (talk) 12:51, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks. Done. Its worse than that, an Arsenal, a football club, and a railway station(s).Pyrotec (talk) 13:31, 14 August 2008 (UTC)
Good job! Grunners (talk) 15:02, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Brick hut picture[edit]

Image does not reflect how the Royal Arsenal sit currently looks - 11:45, 10 March 2009 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.189.228.102 (talk)

Lead section[edit]

I moved a lot of material from the lead section into "Early history". As it stood, the lead section was just material that belongs at the beginning of the article. However the article should be complete without the lead section, and conversely the lead section should be a summary of the whole article, not just the initial bit. See WP:LEAD for the guidelines.

Now I've moved the text to the right place the lead section is woefully inadequate (actually it was before but now it's obvious). However I don't know enough about this article to write one myself, and I'm not prepared to pick through the rest of the article finding out about it. If an expert could write a paragraph or two, including the most important parts of its history (so should certainly talk about WWII usage), then that would be a great addition to the article Quietbritishjim (talk) 10:43, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

The article really needs to be doubled in size and properly referenced. The lead is a comparatively minor problem. Pyrotec (talk) 21:52, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I've aimed to address above two points a bit in my recent editsBarabbas1312 (talk) 16:45, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, Royal Arsenal is on my watch list so I have seen that you have been very busy adding new material for most of this month (and a little before). Thanks very much for your valuable contributions. I must admit, that expanding the "Arsenal" came quite early in my wikipedia editing career, so I did not really reference anything, so I set a bad example for those that follow. I do have one of the sources (Masters, Roy, (1995)), and others that I've not yet quoted, "to hand" so I can come back and add references, but is more likely to be tomorrow before I start this. The problem now, at present, with the lack of in-line references, the article is not really C-class, its more like "Start-class". Pyrotec (talk) 19:10, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Explosions[edit]

A number of serious incidents happened at the Arsenal, both in the 19th and 20th centurys. I wonder whether the article should have a section on these? they are well referenced: the 1936 event led to questions being raise in parliament, for example. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.149.135.8 (talk) 19:37, 28 August 2012 (UTC)

Yes, they can be added. It would improve the article. Do you have the references? Pyrotec (talk) 19:41, 28 August 2012 (UTC)