User:DavidCane

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About Me[edit]

I'm British, in my forties and had until March 2005 lived all my life in various parts of London. I now live in Maidstone, Kent.

I grew up in Morden in the London Borough of Merton and it was a search for my home town on Google that brought me to Wikipedia in the first place. I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor working in the construction industry and am a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

My main interests are history, architecture, transport (specifically London Underground), genealogy, music and literature but my touch may be found on many pages across Wikipedia.

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Featured Articles, Featured Lists and Good Articles[edit]

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FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Aldwych tube station - 24 August 2010 24 September 2011 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg AsAlbert Stanley, 1st Baron Ashfield - 17 April 2010 12 December 2010 - 26 July 2011
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Baker Street and Waterloo Railway 13 November 2009 16 November 2009 10 January 2010 26 January 2010 10 March 2012
GASymbol support vote.svg BarWilliam Henry Barlow - 6 March 2011 -
GASymbol support vote.svg Boughton Monchelsea Place - 30 August 2011 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Central London Railway 5 April 2010 6 April 2010 27 April 2010 28 April 2010 30 July 2010
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway 3 June 2008 - 11 September 2008 - 13 March 2014
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg City and South London Railway 29 September 2007 1 November 2007 14 December 2007 - 21 January 2010
GASymbol support vote.svg College of All Saints, Maidstone - 2 February 2014 -
GASymbol support vote.svg Embankment tube station - 9 April 2010 -
GASymbol support vote.svg FowSir John Fowler, 1st Baronet - 26 June 2010 -
GASymbol support vote.svg Gloucester Road tube station - 21 May 2010 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Grade I listed buildings in Maidstone - - 8 November 2012 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway 29 March 2009 10 May 2009 2 June 2009 8 June 2009 18 October 2013
GASymbol support vote.svg HolbHolborn tube station - 7 November 2013 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg HoldCharles Holden - 22 October 2010 7 May 2011 - 30 May 2011
GASymbol support vote.svg Linton Park 27 August 2011 23 August 2011
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg List of former and unopened London Underground stations - - 21 July 2010 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg List of London Underground stations - - 25 February 2008 - 30 April 2012
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg List of scheduled monuments in Maidstone 15 February 2012 - 6 March 2012 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg List of works by Charles Holden - - 31 July 2011 -
GASymbol support vote.svg PeaCharles Pearson - 13 July 2009 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg PicFrank Pick - 4 May 2011 7 November 2012 - 1 July 2013
GASymbol support vote.svg Senate House (University of London) - 15 July 2009 -
GASymbol support vote.svg South Kensington tube station - 4 April 2010 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg SpeEdgar Speyer 21 September 2008 26 October 2008 10 February 2009 15 April 2009 1 March 2009
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Timeline of the London Underground - - 12 September 2009 -
FA/FLCscr-featured.svg Underground Electric Railways Company of London - 7 July 2010 15 August 2010 -
GASymbol support vote.svg Westminster tube station - 4 July 2010 -
GASymbol support vote.svg Wimbledon and Sutton Railway 23 July 2007 20 May 2009

Awards[edit]

Original Barnstar.png Awarded for your contributions to the City & South London Railway article. LordHarris 18:59, 4 November 2007 (UTC)
Original Barnstar.png Just showing a little appreciation with helping the to maintain th WP:LT project. Simply south (talk) 00:11, 5 October 2009 (UTC)
Four Award.svg Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work all through on Edgar Speyer. TomasBat 21:21, 15 April 2009 (UTC)
Four Award.svg Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work all through on Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway. TonyTheTiger (t/c/bio/WP:CHICAGO/WP:LOTM) 07:00, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
Four Award.svg Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work all through on Baker Street and Waterloo Railway. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 12:21, 26 January 2010 (UTC)
Napoleonictriplecrown.jpg Your majesty, it gives me great pleasure to bestow these Imperial triple crown jewels upon DavidCane for your contributions to railway-related articles in the areas of WP:DYK, WP:GA, and WP:FC. Cheers, Casliber (talk · contribs) 12:29, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
Four Award.svg Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Central London Railway. Redirect to FA in less than a month! Impressive! LittleMountain5 00:54, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
Wiki medal.jpg Awarded to DavidCane for outstanding and repeated authorship of featured articles. Well done. MrMedal (talk) 15:31, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
DYK Medal.svg Awarded to DavidCane for repeated authorship of Did You Know?. Well done. MrMedal (talk) 15:31, 14 May 2011 (UTC)
London Transport Barnstar.svg For toiling day after day, year after year, big tasks and small, without recognition nor reward, in service to the Project.
Lionel (talk) 10:08, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif Sehmeet singh (talk) 18:17, 17 July 2011 (UTC)
Railroadbarnstar 1.jpg Thanks for all the work you did in making Aldwych tube station a Featured Article! Please accept this transportation barnstar. Your work is much appreciated. – Quadell (talk) 13:12, 26 September 2011 (UTC)
Alexanderthegreaattriplecrown.jpg Your majesty, I am pleased to award the coveted Alexander the Great edition triple laurel crown to DavidCane. This special award recognizes the rare editor who contributes at least 15 pieces of Featured content, 15 Good articles, and 15 "Did you know?" entries. Thank you for your contributions to the project! SMasters (talk) 14:57, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
London barnstar.png Congratulations on your excellent work in getting Baker Street and Waterloo Railway to featured article status and onto the Main Page today. Prioryman (talk) 09:17, 10 March 2012 (UTC)
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Thank you for quality articles on the London Underground, its history and its people such as Frank Pick (started in 2005), for creating featured lists, working on templates, assessing, improving the precision of coordinates, - you are an awesome Wikipedian! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:45, 1 July 2013 (UTC)


Did You Know...[edit]

Nr Article Date Did you know ...
1 Richard Garth 8 July 2007 ... that Sir Richard Garth was a barrister, MP, Privy Counsellor and Chief Justice of Bengal as well as Lord of the Manor of Morden?
2 Wimbledon and Sutton Railway 23 July 2007 ... that the Wimbledon and Sutton Railway was opened in 1930, more than 20 years after the original plans were drawn up?
3 City and South London Railway 29 September 2007 ... that the City and South London Railway, opened in 1890, was the world's first major deep tube and electric railway and ran under the Thames from the City of London to Southwark?
4 Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway 3 June 2008 ... that the Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway, one of London's early underground "tube" railway lines, was built with finance raised by American Charles Yerkes?
5 Edgar Speyer 21 September 2008 ... that Sir Edgar Speyer funded the Promenade Concerts from 1902 to 1914, but he was accused of trading with the enemy during the First World War and lost his British citizenship?
6 Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway 29 March 2009 ... that London's Great Northern, Piccadilly and Brompton Railway was built at the start of the 20th century, from parts of three other railways' routes?
7 Alexander Valentine 6 August 2009 ... that Alexander Valentine, Chairman of London Transport from 1959 to 1965, published a book Tramping round London?
8 Baker Street and Waterloo Railway 13 November 2009 ... that the London Underground's Baker Street and Waterloo Railway was built so Londoners could get to cricket matches?
9 Central London Railway 5 April 2010 ... that at 44 tons, the locomotives of the Central London Railway's first underground trains were so heavy that they shook buildings as they passed 60 feet below and were scrapped after three years?
10 Samuel Rabin (artist) 30 September 2010 ... that artist and sculptor Samuel Rabin was also a professional wrestler and opera singer who appeared in The Scarlet Pimpernel and won a bronze medal in wrestling at the 1928 Summer Olympics?
11 George Gibb 11 May 2011 ... that Sir George Gibb, head of the British government's former Road Board, was accused of having delayed the construction of new roads because he had been a railwayman?
12 Source London 6 June 2011 ... that Source London, a newly launched network of electric vehicle charging points, is the first to operate city-wide?
13 Alfred Gerrard 13 June 2011 ... that sculptor Alfred Gerrard wore the same clothes for decades?
14 All Saints Church, Maidstone 30 June 2011 ... that the 14th-century All Saints Church in Maidstone, England, is described as the grandest Perpendicular style church in Kent?
15 Chilston Park 27 July 2011 ... that the English country house of Chilston Park in Kent has been home to five members of Parliament and four members of the House of Lords?
16 Linton Park 27 August 2011 ... that Linton Park in Kent, England, has an avenue of Giant Sequoia trees planted in 1864?
17 St Mary's Church, Lenham 2 January 2012 ... that St Mary's Church, Lenham has a wall painting of St Michael weighing souls that is dated to about 1350?
18 St Martin of Tours Church, Detling 17 January 2012 ... that a carved wooden lectern in the 900-year-old St Martin of Tours Church, Detling, has been called "the finest medieval fitting in any parish church in the county"?
19 List of scheduled monuments in Maidstone 15 February 2012 ... that the remains of moats, mottes and a moot are among the 27 scheduled monuments in Maidstone, England?
20 All Saints Church, Hollingbourne 22 August 2012 ... that All Saints Church, Hollingbourne, England, contains memorials by John Michael Rysbrack and the Culpeper needlework, a 17th-century embroidered funeral pall?
21 All Saints Church, Ulcombe 5 September 2012 ... that the churchyard of All Saints Church, Ulcombe in England contains a yew tree claimed to be more than 2,000 years old?
22 Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake 30 June 2014 ... that Sir Garrard Tyrwhitt-Drake, twelve-time mayor of Maidstone, England, kept lions, tigers and elephants on his estate?

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