Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire

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Yorkshire rose.svg Welcome to the Yorkshire WikiProject.


We are a group of editors dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Yorkshire, England, including the counties of North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire and the cities of Kingston upon Hull, York, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, and Ripon.

Goal
  • The goal of this WikiProject is to provide coverage of subjects pertaining to Yorkshire by creating, assessing, improving upon and monitoring articles and lists about Yorkshire.
Scope
  • This project supports any pages related to the county of Yorkshire. We acknowledge the efforts and work of other projects, and will focus our attention on those articles which do not fall within the scope of any other active regional project.
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Aims[edit]

Please discuss this section on the talk page.

Specific aims for the project are:-

  • To complete tagging and assessment of all Yorkshire related articles
  • To recruit more active editors
  • To bring our top level article Yorkshire up to Featured article status
  • To bring all other top priority articles (currently 15 with 2 at FA) to at least Good article status
  • To set up a weekly or monthly selected article improvement drive
  • To produce a regular news letter for circulation to members

Members[edit]

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Please feel free to add yourself to this list, and to indicate any areas of particular interest.
Please also specify whether you would like to receive the monthly WikiProject Yorkshire newsletter with Y or N in the appropriate column.

Yorkshire Rose This user is a member of WikiProject Yorkshire.
All members should feel free to add {{User WikiProject Yorkshire}}
to their userpages to identify themselves as members of the project.
User Interests Newsletter
Rocky miller 97 (talk · contribs) I live in Rotherham, so I can help expand information in the article about that. Also a fan of Rotherham United so I create and edit pages relating to that subject. I will also edit other regional based pages that I am considerably knowledgeable about. N
10redmoe (talk · contribs) York Y
Daleb1995 (talk · contribs) Leeds, West Yorkshire - a keen interest in Geography and Meteorology. Y
A1personage (talk · contribs) N
Acabashi (talk · contribs) East Riding, particularly Sutton-on-Hull, Driffield, and other places between with own historical family association. Y
Agdturner (talk · contribs) Resident in Leeds born in Doncaster. I've lived in Yorkshire most of my life and work at the University of Leeds where I am based in the School of Geography and am deputy director of the Centre for Computational Geography. N
Almost-instinct (talk · contribs) Philip Larkin N
Anthony Winward (talk · contribs) Born and live in Middlesbrough and interested in the area. Y
AxG (talk · contribs) Live a few miles from Sheffield, although Chesterfield is closer to Sheffield than Derby. Y
Bduke (talk · contribs) While living now in Australia, I was born and brought up in Sheffield. I have a particular interest in the Yorkshire Dales and South Yorkshire. Y
Chappy84 (talk · contribs) Sport In The County, The County, Leeds, York. Y
Chemical Engineer (talk · contribs) Mainly to add photographs which are of good quality and provide appropriate illustration. Y
Chilkoot (talk · contribs) Moor Grange and West Park. N
Chronotopian (talk · contribs) Articles local to York, as well as arts, literature and culture particular to the area. Y
Dakinijones (talk · contribs) Mainly interested in Leeds, Bridlington and the Yorkshire Dales Y
Derek R Bullamore (talk · contribs) Y
DisillusionedBitterAndKnackered (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in Guisborough and the area but will flirt with further afield. Y
Dr Greg (talk · contribs) Near the Lancashire border, especially railway history. Y
Euchiasmus (talk · contribs) Dales, villages, etc. Y
fiddlersmouth (talk · contribs) Archaeology and history Y
Flarpster (talk · contribs) Scarborough / Filey / Wolds area with special interest in ancient / medieval history Y
Francish7 (talk · contribs) Mostly the Tees Valley area. N
futurefjp (talk · contribs) Wetherby, West Yorshire and environs. Y
Gaia Octavia Agrippa (talk · contribs) Anything to do with N Yorks. Y
Gavbadger (talk · contribs) Military Y
Gilderien (talk · contribs) Resident of Ryedale Y
GrahamSmith (talk · contribs) Principally interested in Skipton area for genealogical reasons. N
GuillaumeTell (talk · contribs) Interested mainly in York and Leeds. Y
Harbin91 (talk · contribs) Doncaster area, Doncaster Rovers, Hexthorpe area of Doncaster, and anything else that my interest me. Y
Harkey Lodger (talk · contribs) Mainly articles on "Natural Areas" of the old County of Yorkshire but some specific work on villages, towns and rivers. Y
IJA (talk · contribs) West Yorkshire mainly, Bradford and Keighley areas. History of Yorkshire too. Y
Jcuk (talk · contribs) Mainly Knaresborough, Harrogate, Nidderdale areas, also anything to do with James Herriot, being a somewhat obssessive fan and working at the World Of James Herriot museum! N
JeremyA (talk · contribs) Note however that Wikipedia:WikiProject Sheffield has been established for about a year, is fairly active, and its members have to a certain extent been looking after articles covering subjects within the whole of South Yorkshire. So communication with that project on issues that affect South Yorkshire articles would be appreciated by its members (of which I am one). Y
Kaly99 (talk · contribs) Y
Keith D (talk · contribs) Mainly articles covering East Riding of Yorkshire. Y
Kildwyke (talk · contribs) Born in Craven district. Ancestors from Settle. I made the Craven page and got a Barn Star for it. Recently completed myKeighley and Kendal Turnpike page. I'm interested in the history of the people of the Pennines including Vikings, Celts and Neolithic tribes. Also Geology Topography of the Pennines of West Riding of Yorkshire. Y
Langcliffe (talk · contribs) Yorkshire Dales, Caves, Hills, Geology, Upper Wharfedale. N
Leo1802 (talk · contribs) Interested in West Yorkshire mainly Calderdale and sports. N
Lewisskinner (talk · contribs) most Sheffield and West Riding-related articles. Y
LNWWatcher (talk · contribs) Leeds, particularly areas I know and local politics. N
MarmadukePercy (talk · contribs) South Yorkshire, Levett and related families, general Yorkshire history. Y
Mattythewhite (talk · contribs) Football in the county, especially in North Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. Y
MRacer (talk · contribs) Basically, all of North Yorkshire, including the areas of the Teesside conurbation historically a part of it, plus some very specific areas with which I have some personal familiarity and/or pride, such as Hambleton district etc. Y
Mtaylor848 (talk · contribs) Leeds, Wetherby, Chapel Allerton, Headingley, Kirkstall, Holt Park, Headingley, Killingbeck, Moor Grange, West Park Hunslet and Holbeck. Y
Nate1481 (talk · contribs) Live in York, Used to live in Bradford & attend Bradford Uni N
Nick Watts (talk · contribs) Resident in Bradford. Interested in the Bradford area and its history, and classical music activities in the area. Y
Nigelcoates (talk · contribs) Scarborough / Pickering / Filey area Y
Northumbrian (talk · contribs) Articles concerned with Kingston upon Hull primarily, but also other Yorkshire-related articles to a lesser degree. Y
Notjamesbond (talk · contribs) Based in West Yorkshire, enjoy walking in the Dales, am happy to help with Yorkshire based articles. Y
Nthep (talk · contribs) West & North Yorkshire Y
PamD (talk · contribs) Leeds and general tidying. Y
Pamela Gardiner (talk · contribs) Mostly art related. Y
PatHadley (talk · contribs) Mostly interested in Yorkshire archaeology. York resident. N
Rfsmit (talk · contribs) Hambleton area to Teesside. Y (S)
Rimmer1993 (talk · contribs) Exile. Sports and geographic items. Y
Scillystuff (talk · contribs) The West Riding, mostly railways. Y
Storye book (talk · contribs) I've edited the Leeds City Museum page a little. I'm happy to photograph buildings, landscape and objects in the North and West Yorks areas, especially around Harrogate and Leeds. Y
Stuffed cat (talk · contribs) West & North Yorkshire and Greater Teesside. Y
synaptic peach (talk · contribs) Dales, York Y
Tomd2712 (talk · contribs) Y
TomDWilliams (talk · contribs) Y
Wilbur2012 (talk · contribs) Doncaster + South Yorkshire as well as Aviation and Media. Y
Yorkshiresoul (talk · contribs) Ilkley, cricket, the Dales. Y
HarryAdney (talk · contribs) Wensleydale resident. Y
1916Walker987 (talk · contribs) North Yorkshire N
WinslowBoy (talk · contribs) Interests in Yorkshire's great and good, and English literature. Back on Wikipedia after a break (aka losing password - this time, I know to set an email address too!) Proud to call God's Own County home. Y
Scottjbroughton (talk · contribs) Scarborough resident, and active member of the music and digital media scene. Y
Tomdaone (talk · contribs) Born and bred in Leeds, interested in updating local pages from around Leeds and the music and entertainment scene. Y
SvenShaw (talk · contribs) Born in Bradford, interested in local architecture, history and Yorkshire customs Y
Zakhx150 (talk · contribs) Professional Archaeologist; Roman & Prehistoric Archaeology, Roman Britain, Roman Religion Y
Oldontarian (talk · contribs) amateur genealogist and geographer with interests in Yorkshire and other parts of the UK as well Y
Benhunter09 (talk · contribs) Hull Y
Mishae (talk · contribs) Will update politicians related to Yorkshire Y
BNC85 (talk · contribs) Resident of Wakefield and works in Leeds. Originally from Newcastle upon Tyne and with an interest in local history and UK law enforcement (and history thereof) Y
Darrenmarshall (talk · contribs) I live in Harrogate in North Yorkshire, I have a keen interest in my home town and the surrounding area, and am a railway enthusiast. Currently employed as a Hotel Manager.. Y
Asterixtintin (talk · contribs) Mostly anything to do with Doncaster - for example the sports teams and schools, and anything interesting to add to the full page from local history. Also, willing to venture further out in regards to football. Y

Portal:Yorkshire[edit]

Portals are pages intended to serve as "Main Pages" for specific topics or areas. Portals may be associated with one or more WikiProjects; unlike WikiProjects, however, they are meant for both readers and editors of Wikipedia, and should promote content and encourage contribution.

Portal:Yorkshire

Creating articles[edit]

Guidelines[edit]

How to write about settlements

How to write about counties

How to write about rivers

How to write about people

New articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Yorkshire-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Please also make sure that each new article created is put into one of the categories for Yorkshire, so that the articles will appear there.

Did you know (DYK?)[edit]

Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Page.

... that Holy Cross Church, Gilling, was at one time referred to as Saint Helena's after the Roman Empress whom legend says discovered the True Cross? - Featured 26 June 2012

Assessment and review of articles[edit]

Assessment area of the project - this linked page rates articles for both quality and importance to this project.


Click on the coloured areas in the table below to show a list of articles in each category.

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These links provide further information about the status of articles: Index · Statistics · Log

For an explanation of the more formal review process see: Peer review

Improving articles[edit]

edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:

The above todo box has the following elements which can be edited:

  • |requests=
  • |copyedit=
  • |wikify=
  • |merge=
  • |cleanup=
  • |expand=
  • |disambiguation=
  • |stubs=
  • |update=
  • |npov=
  • |verify=
  • |other=

Please try to be specific in making requests.

For the talk pages of Yorkshire stubs, see Category:Stub-Class Yorkshire articles

A clean-up listing is available here which lists articles tagged with various clean-up tags that need attention.

Monitoring articles[edit]

All members should always feel free to patrol the recent changes list to note improvements to, changes, or vandalism of articles within the scope of this project. Also available is the article alerts log which gives details of workflow activities for articles covered by the project.

Popular articles[edit]

There is a list of the most popular viewed project pages available here. The first 1,000 most popular viewed pages during the previous month is given with the number of hits.

Articles of note[edit]

FA Featured articles[edit]

These articles on Yorkshire-related subjects have featured article status, although not necessarily achieved through the work of this WikiProject. Currently there are 33 Yorkshire featured articles.

Henry MooreCaedmonGeorge Calvert, 1st Baron BaltimoreHistory of SheffieldYork City F.C.Joseph PriestleyStocksbridge Park Steels F.C.Valley ParadeWilliam WilberforceHistory of Bradford City A.F.C.Last of the Summer WineEaldred (bishop)Paulinus of YorkWilfridHMS EndeavourCosmo Gordon LangThomas of BayeuxCottingley FairiesWilfred RhodesGuy FawkesYorkshire captaincy affair of 1927Roy KilnerGeorge MacaulayFrederick DeliusBattle of TowtonHalifax GibbetGerard (archbishop of York)George HirstGeoffrey (archbishop of York)Len HuttonHedley VerityAbe WaddingtonÆthelwold ætheling

FAC Featured article candidates[edit]

The following articles are in review as Featured article candidates:

None at this time.

FAR Featured article review[edit]

None at this time.

Featured topic Featured topics[edit]

These groups are featured topics and can serve as an idea of what should go in a featured topics.

10 articles
Featured list Members of the Gregorian mission
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Featured article Augustine of Canterbury
Featured article Laurence of Canterbury
Featured article Mellitus
Featured article Justus
Good article Honorius of Canterbury
Featured article Paulinus of York
Good article James the Deacon
Good article Peter of Canterbury
Good article Romanus

9 articles
Featured article York City F.C.
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Featured list List of players
Featured list List of Clubmen of the Year
Featured list List of managers
Good article History
Good article Fulfordgate
Good article Bootham Crescent
Featured list List of seasons
Featured list List of records and statistics

14 articles
Featured article Gunpowder Plot
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Featured article James VI and I
Featured article Robert Catesby
Good article John and Christopher Wright
Good article Robert and Thomas Wintour
Featured article Thomas Percy
Featured article Guy Fawkes
Good article Robert Keyes
Good article Thomas Bates
Good article John Grant
Featured article Ambrose Rookwood
Good article Everard Digby
Featured article Francis Tresham
Featured article Guy Fawkes Night

Featured topic candidate Featured topic candidates[edit]

The following topics are in review as Featured topic candidates:

None at this time.

Peer review Peer review[edit]

The following articles are on review at Peer review:

GA Good articles (GA)[edit]

The following articles have either been recognised as good articles or are currently under review for good article status:

Arctic MonkeysSean BeanHull City A.F.C.W. H. AudenKC StadiumMiddlesbrough F.C.Leeds Country WayRitchie HumphreysYork Museum GardensHistory of York City F.C.Bootham CrescentEdwin of NorthumbriaBattle of Marston MoorThurstanStuart McCallMichael SymesWilliam of YorkWulfstan IIRoger de Pont L'EvêqueKyle NixGerard (archbishop of York)Oswald of WorcesterSheffield RulesSam Cowan2007–08 Bradford City A.F.C. seasonBattle of BoroughbridgeJimmy SpeirsChris BrandonA Month in the Country (film)NorthallertonCurtis WoodhouseHebden, North YorkshireGeoff HorsfieldFulfordgateJames the DeaconArchitecture of LeedsPhilip LarkinSiward BarnJohn Thomas NorthOslac of YorkThoredKingston upon HullThomas FerensPeak DistrictÆlfhelm of York2008–09 York City F.C. seasonYorkGeoffrey BoycottDrax Power StationDavid WetherallCounty Borough of LeedsEast Riding of YorkshireBramhope TunnelTickle Cock BridgeSir John Fowler, 1st BaronetSheffieldRudyard Kipling (ship)Norman Yardley1996 Football League Second Division play-off FinalAbe WaddingtonJoe ColbeckJohn and Christopher WrightYork Castle1903–04 Bradford City A.F.C. seasonAire and Calder NavigationRiver HullGeorge HirstRiver Don Navigation2010–11 York City F.C. seasonEd MilibandMicky AdamsWhitbyStones BreweryPeter Swan (footballer born 1966)1936 FA Cup FinalWebster's BreweryJohn Smith's BreweryChurch of Saint Oswald, King and Martyr, OswaldkirkCynesigeMichael Coulson (footballer)Thorne and Hatfield MoorsHMS Vigilant (1777)Middleton, Leeds2011–12 York City F.C. seasonGisborough Priory1889–90 Sheffield United F.C. seasonOne DirectionThe Box TreeBosa of YorkTerry BywaterLNER Class A3 4472 Flying ScotsmanStones Bitter2011–12 Sheffield United F.C. seasonStainforth and Keadby CanalBlackburn MeadowsStreet House Anglo-Saxon cemeteryCleveland Railway (England)Fairy Queen (locomotive)1891–92 Sheffield United F.C. seasonAxholme Joint RailwayJohn HemminghamGordon BanksPaul Robinson (footballer born 1979)2012–13 York City F.C. seasonRichard CresswellBolckow VaughanEcgbert (bishop)Æthelbert of YorkBelgian ship A4Wade's Causeway2000 UEFA Cup semi-final violence2013–14 York City F.C. season

Under review
GAR reassessment

Lists of note[edit]

FL Featured lists[edit]

These articles on Yorkshire-related subjects have featured list status, not necessarily achieved through the work of this WikiProject.

FLC Featured list candidates (FLC)[edit]

The following lists are in review as Featured list candidates:

None at this time.

Formerly recognised content[edit]

Former featured articles Former featured articles
Delisted Good Articles Delisted Good Articles

Articles nominated for deletion[edit]

AFD's[edit]

None at this time

PROD's[edit]

None at this time.

Categories for discussion[edit]

None at this time.

Templates[edit]

Stubs[edit]

NOTE: Stubs are managed by the Stub-sorting WikiProject. Before creating a new stub template, you should propose it at Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting/Proposals. See Wikipedia:Stub for general guidelines on proposing stub templates and categories. DO NOT simply create new stub templates, as these will be deleted.

Other templates[edit]

{{WikiProject Yorkshire}} should be placed on the talk pages of relevant articles to put them under the project's radar.

{{WikiProject Yorkshire}} looks like this:

WikiProject Yorkshire  
WikiProject icon Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire is within the scope of WikiProject Yorkshire, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to Yorkshire on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, you can visit the project page, where you can join the project, see a list of open tasks, and join in discussions on the project's talk page.
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{{Yorkshire Rose}} is the, barnstar like, award of WikiProject Yorkshire. The white rose emblem of the county of York is awarded to anyone who makes valued contributions to Yorkshire articles on Wikipedia.

The Yorkshire Rose award looks like this:

Yorkshire rose.png The Yorkshire Rose
WikiProject Yorkshire
Award of Merit
for valued contributions to Yorkshire articles on Wikipedia
Message and signature go here


An optional message and signature are added as a parameter.


{{Thanks WPYorks}} is a project thanks template that can be placed on user talk pages to advertise the project and thank them for their edits to project related articles. Place {{subst:Thanks WPYorks|~~~~}} on the appropriate user talk page. If you want to indicate a specific article then add the article= parameter to specify the article name like {{subst:Thanks WPYorks|article=Yorkshire|~~~~}}, this looks like:

Yorkshire rose.png Thank you for your edit to Yorkshire, an article supported by WikiProject Yorkshire
If you ever run out of ideas here are some jobs to do:
Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire/to do
To discuss any aspect of the Project please visit the Talk page.
To learn more visit the Main Project Page
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{{Wikipedia:WikiProject Yorkshire/Sidebar}} gives a sidebar which can be added to your user page for shortcuts to sections of the project pages.
It looks like this:



Categories[edit]

You can assign a category to a page simply by adding [[Category:Category name]] to the page's wikitext source. In order to reference a category within a page as a normal wiki link (without adding the page to the category) prefix the link name with a colon. For example: Category:Not in this category



Resources[edit]

  • OpenStreetMap OpenStreetMap is a free editable map of the whole world.
  • Geograph. Photographs of places to upload. The Geograph British Isles project aims to collect geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of Great Britain and Ireland. The licensing on Geograph allows these photos to be uploaded to Commons - user {{geograph|nnnnn|forename surname}} in the "Permission" field when uploading image file, where nnnn is the geograph number of the image.
  • GENUKI Yorkshire Historical and genealogical information. You can use templates {{Genukiwry}}, {{Genukinry}}, {{Genukiery}}, {{Genukiary}} (for West/North/East Riding or Ainsty/York) to provide an External Link to the relevant Genuki page.
  • York University Archaeology Data Service Database of archaeological sites. Searchable in various ways.
  • Flickr Commons images Hundreds of free-to-use images from Flickr Commons. This search for 'Yorkshire' is very fruitful but more specific searches are also likely to generate excellent results.
  • York Museums Trust GLAMwiki partnership One of Yorkshire's largest museum organisations has a relationship with the Wikipedia community mediated by Wikimedia UK. A residency ran from October 2013 - April 2014 but the trust are happy to make further contact with editors.
  • Yorkshire Network Project Yorkshire's 150 registered museums are being given the chance to engage with Wikipedia. There are fantastic opportunities for Wikipedians to work with experts and unique collections on a huge range of subjects. Use the project talk page or contact PatHadley to find out more.

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