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DYK for Pat McDonagh (fashion designer)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:53, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Edward Hatton (surveyor)[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 03:13, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

There's this which has a great free image and a nice Napoleon link (but not that Napoleon). Also potentially this: William H. Herriman though not as interesting. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:45, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

More great work. Had a quick look and the painting is surely worth a DYK. Probably Herriman too. No internet here for best part of two days, so I've work to do first. Edwardx (talk) 10:57, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
I hope you made the best of your enforced Wikibreak. They tell me there is a whole world outside of cyberspace but I think this is real and that is made up. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:06, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Armand Point[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 18:44, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Gauthier[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 02:28, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Atkinsons of London[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC)


It's nice of The Lady to make clear that Hitler wasn't solely responsible for the decline of that Bumblebee, particularly since he tried to bomb their offices during the war. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:14, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Seems like they know how to bear a grudge (wrong joke, bear's grease hook due tomorrow). Not done a Hitler hook before. Also just done Sergent Blandan and New Burlington Street, where I've given two choices. As always, tweaks and ALTs are welcome. Edwardx (talk) 23:33, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Dave Goulson[edit]

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Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

Too late? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:35, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Nominated just in time! Edwardx (talk) 23:50, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Brill. Pity to waste it. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:52, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
Indeed. That's what the list at the top of my userpage is for, but it only works if I actually add a note of the article, which I failed to do for this one. Anyway, I'm quite pleased with my effort, as hopefully people will click on it wanting to know the answer to the riddle. Edwardx (talk) 23:56, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm sure they will. There is Moire and Herriman, to neither of which much can be added, and possibly Maitland Armstrong if I can expand it enough. Thought he was a minor diplomat - turns out to be a giant of stained glass design. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of New Burlington Street[edit]

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DYK for Prawn cocktail, steak and Black Forest gateau[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 16:02, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Wikilink of Fred Hayman from Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden removed[edit]

Hello. Please note that an editor has removed the entire list of donors to the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden twice. Please see our discussion on the talkpage if interested.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:25, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Alas, as Wikipedia is meant to be a summary of human knowledge, the list of donors is of very minor significance. I can't think of a strong argument to support adding it back into the article. The editor who has removed it is an experienced admin, and whilst anyone can be wrong, his/her actions seem not unreasonable. Edwardx (talk) 10:40, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
But is entirely privately funded; it is ON the monument; and those are not random people at all...This baffles me.Zigzig20s (talk) 11:45, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Oedipus and the Sphinx[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:47, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for New Burlington Street[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:48, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

John Crittle[edit]

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That is indeed so, as that is my starting point. But, I'm now altering and expanding it, so it will soon be rather less similar. Edwardx (talk) 12:54, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Dave Goulson[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:32, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Sergent Blandan[edit]

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  • Answered on nom page. Edwardx (talk) 08:40, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sergent Blandan[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 10:47, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fred Hayman[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 11:02, 8 July 2014 (UTC)


Hi, can you try to find the coordinates for the streets so people can check out on google? I just added them to Chiswell Street. Try googling it and wikimapia which often has coordinates. If not, find it on google maps and locate it on here and click Bing maps with labels.♦ Dr. Blofeld 21:36, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've just added some to Whitecross Street, London. I'm trying to improve our coverage of streets around the Barbican Centre in time for Wikimania! Edwardx (talk) 22:46, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
Coverage of any London streets in general is always a good thing! Keep up the good work!♦ Dr. Blofeld 08:30, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


We seem to lack a map showing the fine detail of the City of London boundaries. There are these:

Philafrenzy (talk) 06:25, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

  • Good point. Looking at City of London, the outline map there is only of value to show the 1994 changes. Something better is needed. Thanks for the maps - Cowcross Street needs one too. Edwardx (talk) 18:46, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Cowcross is done. As for the City of London, unfortunately, actually creating new maps like that is beyond my abilities. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:27, 9 July 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Beech Street[edit]

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  • It would be helpful if you could provide a more specific reason - for "road notability guidelines", all I can find is a failed proposal. Edwardx (talk) 10:52, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • It's here: WP:GEOROAD which basically says it's just the usual criteria of general notability. The answer is to include the historical stuff even for a stub. There can't be many London streets where there isn't plenty of material. Even the least promising ones I have done have been quite expandable. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:09, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks. Old books and such - we just have dig a little deeper sometimes. The other streets have been un-PRODed now. Fann Street Foundry will get a DYK nom, and maybe a few of the streets... Edwardx (talk) 12:16, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Exactly, not inherently notable. We might think (and know intuitively) that they are, but it's not obvious to other people. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:23, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Are you going for a world record on the longest talk page ever? Philafrenzy (talk) 12:37, 10 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Was that a hint? I've archived to end 2013. Might do first half of 2014 too. Edwardx (talk) 13:02, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for André Mellerio[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:47, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Chiltern Firehouse[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:48, 11 July 2014 (UTC)

5027 hits! I knew a great hook when I saw it! You and Philafrenzy are doing great work! Yoninah (talk) 18:39, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you Yoninah for your kind words. Credit for that hook goes to Philafrenzy - it is indeed a fine one. Scientology is at least good for something! Edwardx (talk) 19:08, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes, thank you, though I think the real credit goes to Britta Jaschinski of Time Out. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:30, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Marty Breslau[edit]

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DYK for Homage to Cézanne[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 04:37, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

I have unreviewed a page you curated[edit]

Thanks for reviewing Prawn cocktail, steak and Black Forest gateau, Edwardx.

Unfortunately NearEMPTiness has just gone over this page again and unreviewed it. Their note is:

I propose to use a photograph more traditional prawn cocktail from the 1980ies. This one looks 21st century to me.

To reply, leave a comment on NearEMPTiness's talk page.

I would also prefer such a photo. Alas, I Couldn't find anything suitable on Commons when I last edited the article (I was the article creator, not the reviewer). Edwardx (talk) 09:00, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for John Crittle[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 06:57, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


You have created a lot of articles recently but put none in the DYK queue? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:10, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added four more - deadline for each is 22 July. They are all at least somewhat interesting people. Will do the Fann Street Foundry nom later today. John Crittle had 4500 hits yesterday. Edwardx (talk) 10:42, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
I assume you are aware of this: which does not seem to go down below district level. Streets might be a good focus over the next month? Philafrenzy (talk) 11:14, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes, corner of Whitecross and Errol Streets, before you ask. Made a few corrections earlier today. Having looked for Oxford Street, as far as I can see, there's not a single London street article on Wikivoyage. Maybe it's not something they do, and people will look WP anyway? Alas, I know little about how Wikivoyage works. Edwardx (talk) 13:09, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
You will have to give me the question as well as the answer. There might be options to link between Wikipedia and Wikivoyage. It might be worth raising with the steering group at WMUK. Wikivoyage seems quite developed, at least for London. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:15, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
The question was, "Where is the nearest Waitrose? As for WP and WV, see: Wikivoyage:Cooperating_with_Wikipedia My best guess is that we should continue to start and develop articles on the nearby streets on WP. Most people are more likely to use WP than WV anyway. Edwardx (talk) 13:30, 17 July 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I have no need of directions, I just follow the posh-scruffy people. You can't miss them with their wrinkled chinos. Indeed, WP for the detailed street articles. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:59, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Milo Moiré[edit]

Gatoclass (talk) 04:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Ganton Street[edit]

Has a giant plug and socket. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:20, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

And Lady Jane (boutique) may interest you. (I didn't know about the saucier aspects of the shop when I started the article, honestly!) Philafrenzy (talk) 01:09, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Fine work. London '60s fashion is proving to be a rich seam of entertaining content. I've added both to my DYK noms list, and forsee giant plug and socket and models changing in the window hooks. Or perhaps, Lady Jane led to Sweet Fanny Adams and Pussy Galore, as an ALT. Edwardx (talk) 10:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
"Lady Jane led to Sweet Fanny Adams and Pussy Galore" - genius - most clickable hook ever. I note Milo Moire did 10,000. Philafrenzy (talk) 10:56, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Bear's grease[edit]

This looks good but I have commented on the hook at the nomination. Andrew (talk) 09:14, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm trying to expand my range in article creation. I've replied on the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 10:50, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

50 Carnaby Street[edit]

Was the home of (at least) three notable clubs. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:51, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice. Added to my DYK nom list. Edwardx (talk) 21:19, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
The Roaring Twenties await your attention. I wouldn't be surprised if there were more as there are some big gaps there. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:58, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William H. Herriman[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 07:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Common (film)[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 20:43, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Google books auto-formatter[edit] Huge time-saver. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:00, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Very timely reminder - it now features on one of my slides for tomorrow's ICA feminist film editathon. Edwardx (talk) 21:26, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Essential, however, to compare the auto-completed details and the actual book in the window. Often the publisher, year etc differ. It is the one we are looking at on screen that we should be using in our refs. I have been meaning to mention it to you! Philafrenzy (talk) 21:42, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
That is a long list of articles to be created. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I only added three. We can thank Sophiemayer for the rest. Always better to have too many than not enough! Edwardx (talk) 22:02, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
More rewarding for the delegates to start a new one than expand an existing one I think, particularly if you can get them working in groups to do so. Have you got your mortar board? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Freddie Hornik[edit]

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DYK for Fann Street Foundry[edit]

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DYK for Janey Ironside[edit]

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DYK for Sally Tuffin[edit]

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DYK for Muriel Pemberton[edit]

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DYK for James Wedge[edit]

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Incomplete DYK nomination[edit]

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I thought that I had added it to the nominations page; apparently not. Anyway, I've done so now. Edwardx (talk) 11:26, 27 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK: Robert A. Brooks[edit]

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Replied. --Elonka 22:21, 27 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, did you have any other questions or concerns about the DYK nom? --Elonka 02:13, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Responded on nom page. Edwardx (talk) 18:02, 29 July 2014 (UTC)
Hi, as a nudge, it's been a few days but I am still awaiting your latest reply on the nom page. Do you still have time to participate at the nom? If not, I could seek another reviewer... --Elonka 19:10, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Hi, it has been over a week, were you intending to return to the nom page? --Elonka 17:30, 8 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK Chandrakant Topiwala[edit]

Hey, you reviewed Template: Did you know nominations/Chandrakant Topiwala and I have corrected issues. I am waiting for your reply. Regards Nizil (talk) 14:03, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for quick reply.. regards -Nizil (talk) 19:19, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Alfred W. Blomfield[edit]

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DYK for Lady Jane (boutique)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Ganton Street[edit]

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Replied at the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 23:29, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Maitland Armstrong[edit]

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DYK nomination of Bear's grease[edit]

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Addressed on the nom page. Edwardx (talk) 23:16, 31 July 2014 (UTC)


Happy summer, Sir. What do you think of my tables? Should I add boring coordinates? Are any of the plaques near you? List still quite incomplete, it came out of respective borough categories, which were deleted. I'm loving your Swinging 60's got this? I love it! Gareth E Kegg (talk) 10:07, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Great work Gareth, I will try to add to it. As for the coordinates, someone has tried to encourage me to do that for my listed pub articles. I started adding coords to new ones, but I'm not sure I'll keep at it. I always tell people to focus on adding what they enjoy (as long they provide references, even bare URLs). For the rest, there are plenty of wikignomes about. Edwardx (talk) 19:09, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Betty May[edit]

Feel free to pitch in on this. Bohemian rather than swinging. Plenty of potential spin-offs. I have ordered the book. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:05, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've done a bit and added her to my DYKs to be nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 19:51, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
I am thinking of starting Wikiproject Rogues, Rebels and Scoundrels. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for David Litvinoff[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 13:39, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Edit United States section on Cider[edit]

Hi, Noticed you made some edits on US section on the article Cider. Would you mind having another go at it since i found more information on the subject, please? I am a terrible copy editor. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shadowkittie5460 (talkcontribs) 06:21, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Your new stuff looks okay - can't see anything in need of any significant work! Edwardx (talk) 12:07, 1 August 2014 (UTC)


How are you doing? YouTube oVBOnv-xrEY (talk) 00:17, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


Sorry, I removed the Jack the Ripper/Tutankhamen/Crowley theory as probably piffle. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:02, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

And "the same hour", not the same day. Tomb opened 29 Nov, Loveday died 16 Feb. Same hour reduces the odds quite a bit doesn't it? Philafrenzy (talk) 01:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


I see that you'll be there. :) It's nice to know that there'll be someone there who I've met before (although I don't know if we'll recognize each other since we were just in the same room at the feminist film Wikithon). Shiningroad (talk) 03:25, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Looking forward to seeing you again. You can see me at Wikimania Hello World Edwardx (talk) 07:19, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Philafrenzy (talk) 11:49, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

151 issues of the 24-page Soho Clarion should keep us busy for the next few years... Edwardx (talk) 11:53, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
There's a lot of advertising but Betty May came out of the first one I looked at. Strong on clubs, reminiscences etc. Good for details of raids on brothels. Doesn't mention the names of the customers tho. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Mark Palmer came from skimming the index of a Stones' biography. I've just realised that he gets mentioned in the index of Keith's Life, but "Palmer, Mark" doesn't draw the eye quite like "Palmer, Sir Mark". Edwardx (talk) 12:18, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
Could you check the index also for Freddie Sessler? I think he's in there. (Some of the people I have to deal with make these characters look like pillars of the community.) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:32, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
The Wheatsheaf, Rathbone Place, is a pub with Soho and Bohemian connections Dylan Thomas met Caitlin there. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:08, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll start that tomorrow and get back to Sessler. Edwardx (talk) 00:41, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
The Wheatsheaf, Fitzrovia started. Edwardx (talk) 12:34, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
What's going on with the Ferris 1989 ref, is it the same as the ODNB? Philafrenzy (talk) 14:07, 3 August 2014 (UTC)
Good question. It was pretty much a cut and paste job from Dylan Thomas, so if you look there it may become clearer. Off out now . Edwardx (talk) 14:10, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Bear's grease[edit]

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DYK for Arnait Video Productions[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Freddie Sessler[edit]

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DYK for Ganton Street[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:22, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Caroline Charles[edit]

I added the extra information on Caroline Charles because, as the article stood, she was born in Cairo and in the nest sentence, went locally to Swindon Art School, which did not quite add up! Cwmhiraeth (talk) 08:33, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I probably intended to come back to the article, but there's so much other new content to be created - it's so easy to get distracted. Edwardx (talk) 08:44, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Fore Street (London)[edit]

First bomb of WW2. Not sure if that was the whole of London or just the City of London but still quite interesting. Philafrenzy (talk) 09:51, 6 August 2014 (UTC)


Are you doing any stand-up at Wikimania? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

No, plenty of sitting down. I'll be hosting Auditorium 2 on Sunday - if you want to heckle me, I'll try to come up with a good put down. Are you coming along? Edwardx (talk) 22:52, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Just reviewing the events now. I was at the opening earlier and am on the WMUK stand Sat morning. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:56, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I shall be there on all three days. And running an editathon at the Zoo on Tuesday afternoon (1000 monkeys on typewriters - that's what happens when you pay editors peanuts). Edwardx (talk) 23:03, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Our whole system is based on the monkeys on typewriters system isn't it? Just make sure none of them takes a selfie. We are already being sued for the last one. I am going to try to photograph some of these London streets on one of the days with my toy camera. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:14, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
On Tuesday, after visiting WMUK, I photographed Whitecross and Fann, Some Golden Lane, bit of Goswell and Aldresgate, Charterhouse Sq, CHarterhouse St, Long Lane, Middle St, Cloth Fair, St John's St, St John Lane, some Cowcross. And Bunhill Fields Burial Ground. Just have to find time to upload them. Edwardx (talk) 23:39, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Still to be done: Silk St, Ropemaker, Chiswell, Beech, Fore St, Monkwell Sq, etc etc Edwardx (talk) 23:41, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
Hopped out at Ganton St on the way home and tried to shoot a video, but the result was rubbish - hand-held walking along, just made me dizzy looking at it. Edwardx (talk) 23:44, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
You need an army of 1000 monkeys to help you out. You could be their King. I was only thinking recently that I should visit Ganton Street. Stand and pan is the knack with video. But then you have to convert to ogg which is difficult to do well. Here is one I made earlier: Philafrenzy (talk) 23:50, 7 August 2014 (UTC)
I did a lot of streaming video encoding 15 years ago, but very little experience of shooting it. Much more to it than just still images, that's for sure. Edwardx (talk) 00:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
We have almost none (compared to still) because of the need for it to be in a free codec. Mp4 etc isn't free and neither are most of the codecs in use. ogg is but you have to convert to it using various doubtful programs available on home-made looking websites. There was an RFC about this problem a while ago. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:06, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
And indeed a whole session on this Friday in Technology II. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:07, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I'll be attending at least some of that. Edwardx (talk) 07:15, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Good to bump into you both. FYI, I've started a topical DYK and would appreciate help in getting it processed while the light show is still happening. Andrew (talk) 16:46, 8 August 2014 (UTC)
I believe our alien saviours will arrive on beams of light like this. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:31, 9 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Indeed - it's worth visiting the site at night for that Close Encounters experience. It's a short walk from Westminster tube and you can't miss it. Note that that the DYK is up right now - thanks for helping get this done. Andrew (talk) 07:14, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Charles W. Crawford[edit]

A fine upstanding citizen never known to have used or supplied drugs, unless you count the rum ration. Naval bit should be easily expandable. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:24, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Nominated. Edwardx (talk) 15:21, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for She Must Be Seeing Things[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Caroline Charles[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:52, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Sarah Pucill has been nominated for Did You Know[edit]

Halliwell's Television Companion[edit]

A monkey selfie

I have just acquired this, final edition 1986, similar to the film guides and a RS in an area that is a morass of unreliable sources. British and U.S. TV. Let me know if I can look anything up for you. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:00, 11 August 2014 (UTC)

I loved his film guide when I was a boy. I'll let you know as and when help is needed. Edwardx (talk) 18:06, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
It seems authoritative. Reading between the lines, he was unhappy with earlier editions and did this final expanded one to get it up to the right standard. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:48, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Are we planning to do that with Wikipedia? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 20:05, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
No, we have decided to use the infinite monkey system instead. Philafrenzy (talk) 20:25, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
That was the plan for Tuesday's London Zoo editathon (Wikimania fringe), but the monkeys were too busy taking selfies. Edwardx (talk) 10:36, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Leaving your camera around in the hope of finding another photogenic monkey? (Pheasantry?) Philafrenzy (talk) 12:08, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
The Pheasantry has just been started. Should easily be a DYK, but must head out to the GBBF shortly. Edwardx (talk) 15:17, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Robert A. Brooks[edit]

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Added some new articles at the bottom of this Wikipedia:ZSL_London_Zoo_editathon,_12_August_2014 13:07, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Edwardx (talk) 18:05, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lis Rhodes[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:53, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of 50 Carnaby Street[edit]

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It was swell chillaxing with you et PhlliaF last week! I acquired my library card to-day, and have just woke up from a deep reverie caused by close readings of the 19th-century Financial Times. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 22:17, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes good to catch up with you again Gareth. (I suspect Edward is having a short wiki-break, which would be entirely understandable) Westminster library? Philafrenzy (talk) 22:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes. I'm just realising the paucity of so many articles w/out refs from the Times; astonishing really. Club de Monte-Carlo de l'Elite de la Philatélie worth a DYK surely? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 00:54, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Don't forget You have to visit with ID to pick up but it is then mostly available remotely. I think Club de Monte-Carlo would indeed be a valid article. I thought I had done it but that turned out to be Grand Prix Club. Philatelists love giving each other awards and joining exclusive clubs, or so I have been told... Philafrenzy (talk) 01:33, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
Club de Monte-Carlo now exists. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:29, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Lionel Fraser[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 08:21, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

John Crook (classicist)[edit]

Tried to get his college classics society to sing Waltzing Matilda in Latin. Seems too good to miss really. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:43, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Added to my DYK-to-be-nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 14:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
There's one further up this page too. Check out the pics (possible free) in the ext links in Ph. Philafrenzy (talk) 14:13, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Nom done. Edwardx (talk) 15:22, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Anne Hollander? (completed while you were researching beers) Philafrenzy (talk) 17:52, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

Suicidal green rabbits[edit]

We need more of them on Wikipedia, particularly in hooks. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:50, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Very nice. Maybe it was David Litvinoff. I'd guess he would happily claim it, regardless. You have quite transformed that article. Edwardx (talk) 22:28, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, there's more to do but I must try to finish the sensational life of Betty May too. What was she doing during the war? I would not be at all surprised to find that she was with SOE or something like that. I know who owned the rabbit but thought it better not to include the name. It was not Litvinoff. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:32, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
Anne Hollander is not on your list. She thought clothes revealed more than they concealed. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:39, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
She is now, and another good hook idea. Thought I had added her, but apparently not. Was the rabbit Chas and/or Dave? Edwardx (talk) 22:45, 17 August 2014 (UTC)
I don't believe it was a talking rabbit, though it evidently thought it could fly. Perhaps it was trying to avoid arrest for drugs by Norman Pilcher. It was owned by a minor figure that might make an interesting article if I could scrape enough facts together to do it, but who may not be dead. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:51, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Alice Pollock[edit]

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Thanks. QPQ now done. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Derbyshire pubs[edit]

Are you just gnoming a bout or are you in Derbyshire? Victuallers (talk) 10:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

I've created articles for most of the listed and National Inventory pubs in London, so I'm branching out courtesy of [this purchase] at this year's Great British Beer Festival. Having said, that I do have fond memories of a walking (and drinking) holiday in the Peak District some years back. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Alice Pollock[edit]

Thanks from me and the wiki Victuallers (talk) 00:03, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


You are catching me up. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:04, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

There are still an awful lot of pubs in the UK. No pub I've created an article for has subsequently closed. Maybe I can halt the tide of pub closures single-handed? Edwardx (talk) 00:11, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
You have an eye on that bet don't you? Bet you wish there was more at stake than tea now... Philafrenzy (talk) 00:17, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
A cup of 'spoons tea is more in keeping with the spirit of the wager in Trading Places. Yes, I'm not willing to settle for a Waitrose tea. Edwardx (talk) 00:23, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
You are a worthy competitor. I shall get very busy in a month or two so there's still everything to play for. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:25, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Charles W. Crawford[edit]

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DYK nomination of Sarah Pucill[edit]

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DYK nomination of Riddles of the Sphinx[edit]

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There has been a further request here. Please respond as soon as possible. Many thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 00:51, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Done! Edwardx (talk) 18:29, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Peter Russell and others[edit]

Thanks so much Edwardx – great to see these nominations and they are much appreciated. By the way, I think I've found another excellent source for Peter Russell, this one a contemporaneous account...seems even at the time he carried an air of dark mystery and wouldn't tell reporters where he was from, other than to hint darkly about bloodline from Norfolk and Huguenot on mother's side (I do so hope he finished off that reveal with a 'dontcha know' or a 'what'). Plan to incorporate the source into the article – he sounds more 'characterful' with every line I read. They don't make 'em like that anymore! Libby norman (talk) 00:00, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

It was a "Did You Know" nomination from someone else that inspired me to contribute more new articles, so it seems like a good way of encouraging and rewarding the contributions of others. And you're producing quality work that really should get a wider audience. I look forward to reading more about Peter Russell. Edwardx (talk) 08:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sir Mark Palmer, 5th Baronet[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Norman Morrice[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 12:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

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DYK for Charles W. Crawford[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 12:12, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Michelle Parkerson[edit]

Thank you from the DYK project and me Victuallers (talk) 12:13, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

David A. Randall[edit]

A fine upstanding citizen (really) with a James Bond connection. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:51, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'll add him to my DYK noms list. Edwardx (talk) 11:05, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Great. Max Harzof thought honesty harder to find than intelligence. (I don't want to overload you with reviews so leave it if you like). Philafrenzy (talk) 11:27, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Well spotted on Poor Door by the way. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Titanic angle on Gabriel Wells. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:10, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Both added to list, as good hooks (bag of uncounted gold and Titanic). My block only has a poor door. Edwardx (talk) 23:43, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Have you noticed family members contributing to bios of the recently deceased? Dieter Bortfeldt and Anne Hollander. I think there was another too. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:47, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I had noticed that (well, there are 2300 pages in my watchlist), and it is broadly a good thing. I think we try to honour the dead and avoid too much dirt, or hagiography. Hope that they appreciate our hard work. On the other hand I've been a bit hard on One Commercial Street, but it is only a building. Edwardx (talk) 00:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
I suppose I now have to finish The Pheasantry - back to the drugs and debauchery! Philafrenzy (talk) 00:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
No rush - some of those noms are a few days late (my fault, as I calculated 10 days not 7), so it might not make it through anyway. Edwardx (talk) 00:20, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry I've been so incommunicado - my eyes are bleeding from blue plaques. Put your shoes on and grab your camera/umbrella! Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham Gareth E Kegg (talk) 12:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Tech News: 2014-35[edit]

09:21, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Barton Currie[edit]

Wrote the comic novel Officer 666 (good free pic available) and a book on tractors? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:07, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Added to the to-be-nominated list. Edwardx (talk) 10:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Nomination of Jill Kennington for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Jill Kennington is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Jill Kennington until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Wgolf (talk) 21:55, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Fore Street, London[edit]

HJ Mitchell 00:05, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


5x expansion? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:30, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Sounds like a plan. Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 12:12, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Caroline Kellett[edit]

This might make a good one with the cannon ball angle. Needs more sources though. Philafrenzy (talk) 18:58, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, I can't find ANYTHING else. Let's hope that there is another obit... Edwardx (talk) 21:15, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Found a bit courtesy of Westminster Library. Really needs an electronic archive of Vogue and Tatler, which I do not have. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:59, 29 August 2014 (UTC)
Good work. I'm creating articles about new London skyscrapers - quite a few being built. Edwardx (talk) 00:04, 30 August 2014 (UTC)
You could photograph them too. Any have poor doors? We could do with a good montage like in the Evening Standard article. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:13, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

Copyediting help needed[edit]

Can you help me by copyediting my new article Krishnalal Shridharani ? I am planing to submit it for DYK. Reply on my talk page. Thanks, -Nizil (talk) 20:25, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks a lot dear for your quick help.. Regards -Nizil (talk) 09:49, 30 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Jeff Dexter[edit]

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Stewart Gray[edit]

Is another eccentric. There is much more to add. None of your own articles appear on the list? I am more than happy to work on them. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:17, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Good stuff - added to the list. I started Jill Kennington, that you have done much on. And there's the connected John Cowan, that you've not yet worked on. Most of my recent new articles are rather too short. Edwardx (talk) 22:26, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
I will take a look. Amazing what you can piece together on these forgotten people. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:47, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. As it is now Wiki Loves Monuments month, I shall be doing mostly buildings for a while, but there's bound to be the odd diversion or several... Edwardx (talk) 23:26, 31 August 2014 (UTC)
Well there's nothing stopping you writing a long one. They can be quite fascinating. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:33, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

William Byam[edit]

Conducted disgusting experiments to establish how soldiers caught trench fever. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:05, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 14:57, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Geoffrey Bles[edit]

Bought his employee's publishing firm and got the rights to the Narnia series thrown in. Result! as they say in football. Philafrenzy (talk) 22:55, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

He's on my list. Edwardx (talk) 14:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Sarah Pucill[edit]

Edwardx, your nomination was pulled back from a queue for copy/paste and close paraphrasing concerns. Please stop by the template as soon as possible to address them. Many thanks. BlueMoonset (talk) 00:07, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Edwardx, the article was tagged for close paraphrasing back on August 30, and the issues have still not been addressed although you have been quite active editing on Wikipedia. If we don't hear from you on the nomination template very soon, I'll be closing the nomination as unsuccessful. BlueMoonset (talk) 19:56, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. I've just given it an extensive copyedit. Edwardx (talk) 23:23, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:FindMyPast application[edit]

Hello, according to WP:FindMyPast you have been approved and sent an email three weeks ago that gives instructions for registering with the Wikipedia Library for Find My Past access. Please make sure to follow the instructions and fill out the form described there. Sadads (talk) 15:27, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

My belated thanks. I've now signed up and will be using it soon! Edwardx (talk) 16:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Malt Shovel, Spondon[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:06, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Endell Street[edit]

There's a grade II pub here. Philafrenzy (talk) 21:39, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I'm sure that there are still some more grade II pubs out there in London to add. Edwardx (talk) 23:37, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Undoubtedly. Endell Street Military Hospital could be a good hook for Endell Street. I have some Betty May related content to add too. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:42, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Betty gets everywhere. Just "found" The Old Shades in Whitehall. Edwardx (talk) 23:45, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I doubt there was anyone in those circles she didn't know. What will you do if you ever run out of pubs? You could move to Dublin I suppose. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:49, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
And now the Red Lion, Whitehall - you've got me started again. After pubs, there are plenty of listed churches needing articles, then more streets, houses, etc. The London Tourist Board should employ us. Edwardx (talk) 23:53, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I will skip the churches, I would feel hypocritical, but the rest, as you indicate, is wide open. Endell Street is about to get interesting. It was the home to many seedy clubs. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:56, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I'm also reluctant to do anything to promote the "opium of the masses", especially when I can encourage alcoholism instead. Just started the Plumbers Arms, Belgravia, which has a "Lucky" Lucan connection. Talking of seedy clubs, I've just started The Reno, Manchester which I used to visit in my student days, while we waited for The Haçienda to open.Edwardx (talk) 00:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)
This is exactly the sort of thing we should be recording, but while I do it from Google, I suspect you do it from memory! Philafrenzy (talk) 00:29, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of The Reno, Manchester[edit]

Hello Edwardx,

I wanted to let you know that I just tagged The Reno, Manchester for deletion, because the article doesn't clearly say why the subject is important enough to be included in an encyclopedia.

If you feel that the article shouldn't be deleted and want more time to work on it, you can contest this deletion, but please don't remove the speedy deletion tag from the top.

You can leave a note on my talk page if you have questions. ubiquity (talk) 01:21, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. I've added a referenced claim to notability. Edwardx (talk) 10:47, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

The Caravan Club (Endell Street)[edit]

Seems deserving of a DYK, though the hook may have to be chosen with care. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:29, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. I do like the coded euphemisms, and "All night gaiety" is a short, pithy quote. Clearly, a relatively early use of today's near-standard use of gay for being homosexual. Indeed, the history section of gay confirms this. Interesting to contrast with the "old" usage of gay in the 1934 film The Gay Divorcee, a title I've always found amusing. It could be interesting for our readers to learn that the alternative (now mainstream) usage of gay has been around a long time. Edwardx (talk) 11:39, 6 September 2014 (UTC)
There's also "Dancing to Charlie" but I don't know what that means! It's ironic that if the club had not been closed down by the police we wouldn't have the material to write a proper article. All credit to somebody who saw fit to keep the details for the National Archives. There must have been many clubs of all kinds that were just as noteworthy but simply passed away without much record. I will finish it off later.
Incidentally, be wary of Gangland Soho as a source, almost everything in it is scraped from better sources elsewhere. I commend to you UK Press Online via Westminster Libraries which contains the original press reports of cases. They often contradict later secondary sources and did so both with this article and the court cases of Betty May. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:43, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Chingford[edit]


There was already an photo of the Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge - it is on the main Chingford page as a thumbnail.


  • Hello Peter. I had to visit Chingford yesterday, and as September is Wiki Loves Monuments month, I photographed several listed buildings. I'm now creating articles for those without, including Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge. Generally, I think it's best to use up-to-date photos, so that our readers can see things as they now look. Of course, if there's space, it is a good idea to include several photos, perhaps including how they looked in the past. You are of course most welcome to contribute to any of the new Chingford articles that I'm starting. Edwardx (talk) 11:27, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Maureen Baker (fashion designer)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Davington Priory[edit]

Apparently is now owned by Bob Geldof (perhaps you knew). Did Christopher Gibbs sell it to Geldof? Philafrenzy (talk) 10:51, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Didn't know about Geldof. I'd be surprised if he owned it as early as 1982, but who knows (maybe we soon will know...)?
This article talks about "three decades", so it looks very much like he bought it from Gibby. Edwardx (talk) 11:02, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
He would have been 31 so old enough but as you indicate probably not rich enough. I will look into it, Peaches got married there. Philafrenzy (talk) 11:04, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Think he was rich enough. And NYT article says that they Bob and Chris were friends, so I think we can confidently say that he sold it to him. I will be bold. Edwardx (talk) 11:10, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Like Jagger, Geldof was not from money so he could buy the house, and the contents too? Giving instant social status? (just speculating) Philafrenzy (talk) 11:18, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Seems very plausible. Edwardx (talk) 23:42, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
That was (is) his game I think. Is that David Litvinoff's bicycle outside the Temperance Billiard Hall? He left it there in the 1960s and never returned to collect it? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:55, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Normally RBKC remove anything unsightly rather quickly, but they may have mistaken it for a sculptural work. 23:59, 8 September 2014 (UTC)
Endell Street for a DYK? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:12, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Now on the list. Edwardx (talk) 00:16, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Do you still want them? Philafrenzy (talk) 00:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
DYK nom ideas? Yes. But, I'm struggling to find time for all the QPQ reviews. Edwardx (talk) 00:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
OK. I don't know if you have noticed but the article count thingy has jumped up three. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:33, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Tessa Hughes-Freeland[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:03, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Riddles of the Sphinx[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 00:04, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Jack Neave[edit]

Is deserving in his own right I think. I have a little more to add. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:05, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Added to the list. I was expecting Betty May to make an appearance. Edwardx (talk) 23:14, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
There is a link via Dolores who may well be my next target and I would be surprised if she didn't know him but he was not really the sort of man she was interested in. Too gay(?) and not cultured/intense or rich enough. I have no direct link yet. He had a long biography but it is impossible to find, even at the British Library. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:19, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
London's demi-monde is providing you with rich pickings. Stumbled across a Rowland Hill blue plaque today in Orme Square W2 - will upload photos to his page and perhaps start articles for the house and/or square in due course. Edwardx (talk) 23:24, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Fertile ground indeed. I look forward to the Hill material. I was mistaken about the book, BL do have it, but I generally prefer to buy so that I can peruse at my leisure. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:29, 9 September 2014 (UTC)
Amazing link to Ian Dury who seems to have been inspired by Neave. There is more to come. Philafrenzy (talk) 00:54, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
Amazing what one can learn writing these articles. Will do the Caravan Club DYK later today. Edwardx (talk) 13:16, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
I would not have linked them. I can't do much more without getting the Benney book or visiting the BL. He managed to write over 300 pages so there must be a lot more to add. Philafrenzy (talk) 13:42, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

Clifford Hall (painter)[edit]

Could you add this one? If you have time it is worth scrolling through for the faceless women. Thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 01:18, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

The faceless women are bizarre. Perhaps he had "issues". Added to the list. Edwardx (talk) 12:32, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
"Issues" doesn't begin to cover it! You can see it starting early with the head down or turned away then faceless by the end. I couldn't even guess what was behind it. Philafrenzy (talk) 12:46, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Cherchez la femme already has an article. Edwardx (talk) 13:14, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Peter Russell (fashion designer)[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:02, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

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Find My Past[edit]

Just broke the case wide open on Dolores. Philafrenzy (talk) 23:01, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Great work! Edwardx (talk) 23:39, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Have you used it? Philafrenzy (talk) 23:48, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Great meeting you earlier. Here's a present for you... Gareth E Kegg (talk) 23:20, 14 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you kindly Gareth, but expansion will have to wait until my return from north of the border next week... Edwardx (talk) 10:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Could you email me your email via my user page next week? Gareth E Kegg (talk) 10:54, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Sean Mulryan[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for William Byam[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Aqueduc de Roquefavour[edit]

Hello. I created Aqueduc de Roquefavour earlier today, and I was wondering if you might want to nominate it for DYK? I have had some bad experiences with DYK, so I don't really want to nominate it on my own. If you think it's too short, let's leave it. But do let me know (on my talkpage please). Thanks.Zigzig20s (talk) 08:38, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. Done! Edwardx (talk) 12:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. We'll see how that goes...Zigzig20s (talk) 02:19, 16 September 2014 (UTC)

Iron Foot Jack[edit]

I have broken something somewhere in the DYK templates in moving the page to the more catchy common name. Any ideas what? Philafrenzy (talk) 11:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

No problem. I've fixed it. Edwardx (talk) 12:22, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Great, thanks. Philafrenzy (talk) 17:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Anne Hollander[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 01:48, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Liam Scarlett[edit]

The Wiki thanks you for your help Victuallers (talk) 13:34, 18 September 2014 (UTC)