User talk:Tony Holkham

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Welcome! Sorry it's not bitter[edit]

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Liphook Photos[edit]

A problem seems to have developed with photo links. I will not interfere SovalValtos (talk) 20:51, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

It was strange, and I've never seen it before, but it seems to be OK now, all on its own. Cheers.... Tony Holkham (talk) 20:55, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Maybe just a computer moment. A separate subject; should new subjects start on new lines? In Sport, golf would have a new line, in Attractions Carnival SovalValtos (talk) 11:56, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I haven't looked for a guideline on this, but my take on it is that if there's not too much to say on a subsection, then it looks better in one paragraph, otherwise it gets a bit "list-like" and doesn't flow. I suppose it's a toss-up between list and narrative styles; I tend to go for the latter but it's not necessarily the "right" way, of course.
Incidentally, what do you think of the history sections? They seem a bit wordy to me (as well as short on citations). Tony Holkham (talk) 12:40, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
I will try to look at the History later. Tuppe made me scratch my head. The context did not suggest anything to do with sheep. My old SHorter OED did not help either. Typo? SovalValtos (talk) 13:04, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
This discussion copied to Talk:Liphook Tony Holkham (talk) 13:59, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Lifeboat station fleet table format[edit]

Copied from Talk:Happysailor

Hey Tony. Heres some info that should help:
For dates, you need to use the en dash () without spaces. (i.e. 1978–1994) - you can find it in Special characters/Symbols next to m³ in the table.
For class's, you use {{Lbc}} to give Trent-class.
For ON No's, it looks better if you put ON on each line (i.e. ON 1126)
For Op. No's, just 47-12 for 'big' boats, but actually D-752 for inshore boats.
Names should obviously be in italics, and if they have their own article, you link it via the name.
For other style stuff, class's should always be styled as: Mersey-class, or if you're linking it you can use the {{Lbc}} shortcut (Mersey-class)
Easy links to lifeboat articles can be done using the {{RNLB}} shortcut. (i.e. RNLB Keith Anderson (ON 1106))
This ensures that styles are consistent across Wikipedia. I've edited the first last line on the tables in that article so you can see it to do the rest of the table. - Happysailor (Talk) 23:37, 17 October 2014 (UTC)


Notability isn't just down to the organisation, it also requires the article to show it by reference to independent sources. Nearly all the sources you cited are published by SFHG. I hope you have some independent info. Bazj (talk) 13:11, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

To Bazj: I take your point, though 4 of the 7 refs cited are from independent sources. I am looking for more, hopefully in published works. Give me a day or two, if you can. Cheers... Tony Holkham (talk) 13:30, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps I should have looked deeper. I've marked the article as patrolled so it should be safe. Even so, the more the better. Regards, Bazj (talk) 15:04, 18 October 2014 (UTC)
No worries. I've found three or for more refs which I'll add later. Your input's appreciated. Best wishes... Tony Holkham (talk) 15:27, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

BNA & Farnham Herald[edit]

Having found out what the BNA was, I had a look to see if the Farnham Herald was on. I think the answer is no. I intend to visit Farnham Museum and library, both of which may have micro film archive. A friend used to visit a newspaper archive in (I think) Hendon to read what I thought were hard copies. I never went. Free BNA via WP would probably be wasted on me as I suspect there are others more diligent, active and deserving.SovalValtos (talk) 11:34, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

BNA are adding more every week, so probably only a matter of time... the archive used to be in Collindale. Tony Holkham (talk) 12:20, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Thanks for creating Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station. Microchip08 (talk) 21:21, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

To Microchip08: Thank you very much! My favourite tipple. The more I do on lifeboats, the more I realise how much there is to do. But it's great fun. Cheers! Tony Holkham (talk) 21:33, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

Coast Path[edit]

There is another vague section at the north of Borth (Ynyslas) where the connection to the next section north is undefined. I spent a while trying to find out, but gave up after dead links etcSovalValtos (talk) 13:26, 2 November 2014 (UTC)

There isn't a Gwynedd Coast Path article or, as far as I know, a Gwynedd Coast Path. After the north end of the Ceredigion Coast Path there is only the Llŷn Coastal Path, which says it takes in part of Gwyndedd, but only from Caernafon northwards. The crossing over the Dyfi (I.e. between Ceredigion and Gwynedd) nearest the coast is at Machynlleth. According to the map in Wales Coast Path#Component sections, the Llŷn Coastal Path's southern end is in Machynlleth (which is just in Powys). Confusing, or what? Probably needs some discussion on Talk:Llŷn Coastal Path (if anyone's watching it, that is). Tony Holkham (talk) 13:49, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
It might be worth a phone call or two. Authorities are being shuffled and renamed. Interactive maps being referred back to old site. I am not even sure that a continuous path exists. Towns are a grey area as well as the Dovey/Dyfi gap.SovalValtos (talk) 19:27, 2 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. Tony Holkham (talk) 10:51, 3 November 2014 (UTC)

Did you know[edit]

The St John marine division/lifeboat(s) might be worth working up for a "Did you know". Which page would be best I am not sure.SovalValtos (talk) 12:27, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

DYK and GA are not aspects of WP that I would be interested in pursuing (sounds like hard work to me...), though as you say might be worthwhile. Which page? I don't know, either! I had a brief look at them, and would imagine some effort needed. Tony Holkham (talk) 13:42, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
Someone must find DYK fun. Count me out as well. Effort is not effort when one is enjoying work! I have been interested in the niches editors find in Wiki.SovalValtos (talk) 02:03, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

Silver Medals[edit]

Worth a look

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