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- 1 Hungerford
- 2 Jun Kazama
- 3 Link
- 4 Parts of Wiltshire to the south and east of Reading
- 5 Least Ethnically-Diverse County in England
- 6 Fair use rationale for Image:EH icon.png
- 7 Last Name
- 8 Climate WP:COPYVIO
- 9 Announcement: The 2009 Structural Changes in Local Government in England: A Taskforce
- 10 Durrington's Town Status
- 11 Tourism
- 12 Transport: Airports
- 13 Abbreviation
- 14 Queen Saxburga,
- 15 Rich Benke
- 16 English heritage in "Places of interest"
- 17 Wilshire or Wiltshire
Why is Hungerford listed as a town in Wiltshire...? I'm certain it's in Berkshire. Muntfish 13:18, 2004 Aug 26 (UTC)
- Hungerford is not in Wiltshire. The Association of British Counties lists Hungerford as being in Berkshire. However, I do remember reading somewhere that there quite a few places in Berkshire that were technically in Wiltshire because they were part of a feudal manor based in Wiltshire. I think an act of parliament in the nineteenth century cleared that up. Perhaps, it is better not to list Hungerford as being in Wiltshire. Gareth Hughes 12:56, 24 Nov 2004 (UTC)
I have a question that concerns the Jun Kazama article: , saying that her fights in Tekken 2 take place here. If someone has a copy of the PSX version of the game and makes Jun the opponent in Practice mode, can you tell if this is Wiltshire? Thanx, --D.F. "Jun Kazama Master" Williams 14:28, 12 November 2006 (UTC)
Parts of Wiltshire to the south and east of Reading
The first series Ordnance Survey maps 7, 8 and 12 (dating from between 1817 and 1822) show three areas to the south and east of Reading as being Part of Wilts. One of these is centred around Spencers Wood, another around Farley Hill, and the last and largest stretches from just north of Wokingham north to Twyford. All of these must be 30 miles from the nearest part of what is now Wiltshire, and are now part of Berkshire (in so far as that county still exists). I suspect this article probably ought to cover this strange anomaly; both how it came to be, and when these places ceased to be in Wiltshire. Anybody know the answers. -- Chris j wood 12:38, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
- They were part of Amesbury Hundred. I've tried to find an ecclesiastical connection with Amesbury Priory, without success. Not much help—sorry. --Old Moonraker 12:43, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
- Just seen a link to what might be the answer in prior discussion; I'll follow up. -- Chris j wood 12:46, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
Least Ethnically-Diverse County in England
I had a "fact" quoted at me the other day that according to census info Wiltshire is the whitest county in England, or something like this. I was wondering if anyone could verify this, and if they can then I think it should be mentioned under Demographics. Static Sleepstorm (talk) 19:27, 11 December 2007 (UTC)
- The Estimated resident population by ethnic group and sex, mid-2005, (experimental statistics) released by the ONS says otherwise. Wiltshire has a White British percentage of 94.41% and a total white percentage (including White Irish and White Other) of about 97.09%. I will attempt to create a wiki table.
|Council||% W/Brit||% White ALL|
|Herefordshire, County of UA||96.28||98.14|
|Redcar and Cleveland UA||96.13||97.42|
|North East Lincolnshire UA||95.91||97.36|
|East Riding of Yorkshire UA||95.87||97.48|
|Cornwall and Isles of Scilly||95.17||97.68|
|North Lincolnshire UA||94.69||96.52|
|Isle of Wight UA||94.63||97.03|
|North Somerset UA||94.61||97.13|
|Merseyside (Met County)||93.8||95.95|
|South Gloucestershire UA||93.44||95.89|
|Tyne and Wear (Met County)||93.14||95.05|
|Kingston upon Hull, City of UA||92.62||94.94|
|Telford and Wrekin UA||91.77||93.75|
|West Berkshire UA||91.64||95.51|
|South Yorkshire (Met County)||91.5||93.33|
|Bath and North East Somerset UA||90.79||94.97|
|Bracknell Forest UA||86.71||92.28|
|Greater Manchester (Met County)||85.52||88.91|
|Brighton and Hove UA||85.38||91.91|
|Bristol, City of UA||84.32||89.32|
|West Yorkshire (Met County)||83.88||86.48|
|Milton Keynes UA||83.69||88.03|
|Windsor and Maidenhead UA||81.46||90.15|
|Blackburn with Darwen UA||75.28||77.27|
|West Midlands (Met County)||74.06||77.65|
- Don't quote me on those figures though as I only did a few quick calculations and they are based on population estimates anyway. There won't be another Census until 2011. --Mercifull (Talk/Contribs) 10:42, 12 December 2007 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for Image:EH icon.png
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Most of this paragraph is a WP:COPYVIO from here. Although there is an acknowledgement after the last sentence, I don't believe it justifies the word-for-word copying. Other views requested. --Old Moonraker (talk) 11:37, 10 October 2008 (UTC)
Announcement: The 2009 Structural Changes in Local Government in England: A Taskforce
- On 1 April, 2009, a number of changes will occur that will affect a number of counties and districts in England, including some which fall within the remit of your project and/or county.
- The changes will necessitate a large number of changes to various articles on wikipedia.
- New articles may have to be written, old ones may have to be changed because they will then describe abolished former districts, etc, and numerous changes will have to be made to templates, category names, and articles about individual settlements to update information about local government.
- Because of this the Uk Geography Project has set up a specific taskforce to identify the changes to be made and then to coordinate the work of preparing for the changes and then implementing them when the changes occur on 1 April.
- The name of the taskforce is Wikipedia:WikiProject UK geography/2009 local government structural changes task force or WP:2009ENGLAND.
- You are invited to join this taskforce to help us all improve wikipedia in these areas by making sure the information is kept updated, and accurate.
Many thanks. (talk) 22:00, 15 January 2009 (UTC) (on behalf of the taskforce)
- I think this announcement is a bit of an over-reaction. Wikipedia's coverage of nearly all UK local government is poor, and before about 1980 almost non-existent. The new unitary authorities in England will call for quite minor changes to existing articles. On a Wiltshire WikiProject, I see little harm in it, but I'm not sure that such county projects do much good. All the real effort still has to be put in by individuals. Dzw49 (talk) 20:23, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
Durrington's Town Status
I propose that Durrington be added to the list of towns in Wiltshire due to the fact that in April 2008 the Parish Council voted to unilaterally award itself town status.  Jordi22 (talk) 21:50, 4 August 2009 (UTC)
What about a line like this under the heading economy, or a new section of tourism:
Wiltshire is a popular tourist attraction for its crop circles and prehistoric sites.
- John Vidal The bizarre revival of crop circles - and advice on how to make your own guardian.co.uk, 5 June 2009
- - Steve3849 16:06, 11 March 2010 (UTC)
The phrase "also abbreviated Wilts" doesn't ring true to me.
The Oxford English Dictionary 2nd edition simply says "also Wilts" (under the Wiltshire head word.)
I think it would be better to replace "also abbreviated Wilts" with "or County of Wilts"
Is my proposal more accurate?
There is a red link in the article to Queen Saxburga which I can't find. Should this be Seaxburh of Wessex? Looking at the List of monarchs of Wessex it seems the most likely candidate.— Rod talk 16:39, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
- Doubtful even for the Chippenham article—should go. --Old Moonraker (talk) 12:42, 23 January 2012 (UTC)
English heritage in "Places of interest"
There is no english heritage icons in "Places of interest" section's list. While the icon for it is in the "Key" table on the right, no place is marked with it. Without even checking which actually belong to these, I'd say at least Stonehenge and Avebury are among those. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 00:39, 11 July 2012 (UTC)
Wilshire or Wiltshire
- I think the problem arises because some people use a pronounciation of the name which de-emphasizes the "t" so much that it effectively disappears. Thus, they may confuse Wiltshire with Wilshire. However, I tend to agree that the disambiguation link is itself confusing. I couldn't find any template that was clearer, so I adopted a "kludge" solution that could be clearer. If people object to this, I am happy for them to revert me here. (talk) 10:35, 6 February 2013 (UTC)