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Hereford College of Education[edit]

Just wondering if Hereford College of Education and Hereford Teacher Training College are one and the same. It would be unusual for there to have been two teacher training colleges in such a small place. Can anyone help? Cheers TheRetroGuy (talk) 21:48, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Hereford Cathedral pics needed...[edit]

I need a pic of Hugh Foliot's tomb effigy that is extant in Hereford Cathedral. Or someone to tell me whose tomb this File:Hereford cathedral 024.JPG pic on Commons is. Actually, I need pics of all the pre-1400 bishops' tombs that might be still extant in Hereford? Ealdgyth - Talk 19:21, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Ledbury Station & Signal Box[edit]

Ledbury Railway Station

Heads up on the pages that I have started to write recording the history of Ledbury Station. The idea being to try to record as much of the timeline of the location including day to day operation by the people who worked there. I feel that somewhere in the Internet information on a small rural station should be recorded, and although any small rural station in the UK would do, Ledbury still has some of the original features or at least the foundations.

Help, support and constructive criticism gratefully received as are old maps, photos and accounts from old staff. Ianmurray5 (talk) 12:13, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

This page has just seven watchers (myself included). You'll probably get a far larger response at WT:RAIL (well over 200), WT:UKRAIL (over 100) or even WT:STATIONS (just under 50). --Redrose64 (talk) 22:41, 5 June 2013 (UTC)

Articles plotted on Google maps[edit]

Well, it amused me! [1]Cavrdg (talk) 16:23, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Herefordshire articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the Herefordshire articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Monday, October 11th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 23:07, 19 September 2010 (UTC)

Woonton and other tiny villages[edit]

A group of stubs have been created by a new user. One is Woonton which seems to be ambiguous within Herefordshire. Someone with local knowledge might like to tidy them up a bit? Over to you. PamD (talk) 17:26, 29 March 2011 (UTC)

Article alerts[edit]

Wikipedia:WikiProject Herefordshire/Article alerts has been created; generating Article alerts for this WikiProject. Timrollpickering (talk) 20:19, 25 August 2011 (UTC)

Please help get Herefordshire ready for the start of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition on 1st September[edit]

In September the UK is taking part for the first time in the international photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments. Participants will be invited to submit pictures of listed buildings of significant importance (grades I or grade II*), as recorded by English Heritage. The main external website for competitors can be found here, and you can leave a message there if you have queries about competing. Do please join in, and let people in your local area know of this excellent way in which both existing and new Wiki users can help improve the encyclopaedia by contributing photographs of local listed structures. What about organizing a local Wikimeet to attract new people?

In preparation for the start of the competition on 1st September there is still quite a lot of work to do, and we would like to ask for the help of members of this wikiproject. Your local and expert knowledge will be invaluable in ensuring that the lists of eligible buildings are up to date and correctly formatted. If you look at Listed buildings in the United Kingdom you will see how many structures are included. If you then follow the link to Listed buildings in England, you can get to the detailed lists for your area. Alternatively have a look at the WLM planning table. Can you help to ensure that the lists for your area are up to date and well presented?

Some of the lists have been semi-automatically generated from data provided by English Heritage. These use pre formatted templates (eg EH header) which will make it much easier for competition participants to upload their photographs to Commons as an automated process. Please don't change the template structure, as we need to ensure that the templates are properly compatible with the WLM standards that are in use worldwide. The format will allow a bot automatically to collect the information and to put it into the international Monuments Database.

The data still needs the attention of local editors:

  • The "title" may need wikilinking to a suitable article name (whether we currently have that article or not). If there are several buildings in one street all of the wikilinks point at an article about the street; however each entry has a separate line in the list.
  • The "location" column looks and sorts better if just the parish or town is included (& wikilinked).
  • The "date completed" column sometimes has eg "C19" for 19th century, and "C1850" for c. 1850 when the date is uncertain - these need to be corrected manually.
  • The "grid ref & lat & long" (which is occasionally missing) may be given to 8 characters — only 6 (grid ref) or 5 (lat & long) are really needed.
  • Clicking on the "list entry number" should take you to the data sheet for that entry on the English Heritage database which can be checked if needed for details.
  • The image column should have a picture added if we already have a suitable image on Commons. (N.B. if you are going to be taking photos yourself for inclusion in the competition don't upload them until September)
  • References may be added according to normal WP practice.

For further information, please see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom.

If you have any queries, please post them not below but on the Organizers' help page on Commons.

Anything you can do to help improve these lists will be much appreciated. The final deadline for cleaning up is 31st August.

--MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:04, 23 August 2013 (UTC)


I reached here via a circuitous route which started by searching wikipedia for "Nozstock". This failed to produce a direct result, but showed me two articles Nozstock Festival of Performing Arts (created 27 September 2010) and Nozstock: The Hidden Valley (created 31 March 2011) apparently describing the same thing. I suggest that someone from WikiProject Herefordshire merge these articles, and either choose "Nozstock" as the name of the result or at least redirect "Nozstock" to it. TonySever (talk) 14:34, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

@TonySever: Please see Wikipedia:Merging#Proposing a merger and WP:MERGEPROP. --Redrose64 (talk) 16:45, 10 May 2014 (UTC)
  • They are clearly essentially the same thing and should be merged. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:56, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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