Talk:Spilsby

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"Lord Seal"[edit]

Some IP has again inserted twaddle about "Lord Seal"; I've again removed it. Please see AfD/Craig Seal. Don't be surprised to see the reappearance of the imaginary "Order of Sir John Franklin" or something about Seal's chum Carl Hudson. -- Hoary 06:01, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

I would suggest that you properly check the facts and the sources provided. Try contacting the North West Labour Party or Liverpool Hope University. The facts added to this page are fully verifiable. I would strongly recommend you check your facts 'Hoary' before deleting article additions.

What was the problem with the school entry update, this change is also truly, verifiable, try visiting the schools web site or simply giving them a call, they will only say exactly what I have here. Removal of this change is merely petty.

C. Seal

...added in two edits circa 12:11, 15 December 2005 by 194.81.33.111


I've edited some of your additions about the school but (yet again) removed your stuff about "Lord Seal". If you think "Lord Seal" is noteworthy go ahead and create an article on him (i.e. yourself) -- though you can expect to see it nominated for deletion. Hoary 13:21, 15 December 2005 (UTC)


Spelling Mistakes Corrected: "varifiable" (verifiable), "truely" (truly), "mearly" (merely) 16/12/07 Freddy163

sorry[edit]

hi, i just want to let you know that i am sorry for the edits i have made to the "spilsby" town page on wikipedia. i kept putting the link to that cycles shop on there, then when i checked back a few days later etc it had vanished. i only kept putting it back on because i thought i must have entered it wrongly. i did'nt know that there were messages for me about it, i have only just clicked on this 'discussions page' and did not know you could talk to other users.

from now on all of my edits will be for the greater good, i have turned over a new leaf, and don't want to upset anyone. i have added a picture i took of the bus stop being built in the town, and a few other links (non-commercial) about the town etc.

i am not up on all this technical stuff, and did'nt mean to make you mad.

many thanks http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:C.thompson

This section had been silently deleted earlier. -- Hoary (talk) 03:45, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

School[edit]

I've left the information about name changes commented out. Ofsted inspected "King Edward VI School, Spilsby" in 2002[1], which disagrees with the claims made in the article about name changes. I can't find any evidence for the claim that the school was founded by Edward VI - it seems probable, given the name, but where's the proof? --ajn (talk) 15:33, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

And it's all the better for it. --kingboyk 16:33, 17 December 2005 (UTC)

"Probable" seems generous: surely not all pubs called "The George" were founded by one or other of the King Georges. What seems more likely to me is that the namers of the school liked to fancy that the school had some connection with Ed 6. That might have been anything, e.g. that he'd once stayed in a building that had been pulled down to make way for the school. So let's see the evidence of something more. -- Hoary 01:53, 18 December 2005 (UTC)

Edward VI did found or endow a lot of schools, and in one of the other nearby towns (Louth, I think - can't find the webpage now) he gifted the income from the market to a school which still bears his name. But the school's own website doesn't mention the king, and it seems to be accommodated in fairly recent buildings, so who knows? This says there was a school "reputedly" founded by Edward VI. --ajn (talk) 15:16, 21 December 2005 (UTC)

The following was an SGML comment until the penultimate edit:

The school started as two separate institutions, the King Edward VI Grammar School (named after King Edward VI), believed [sic] to have been founder in 1550, and the Sir John Franklin Secondary Modern School, which opened in 1954. These schools were combined in 1991 as Spilsby High School, retaining the two sites. The school was renamed in 2005 when it achieved Specialist College status and now only occupies the Franklin site.

Some IP removed the "<!--" and "-->", thereby of course making it visible. I thereupon removed the whole thing. Who believes (or "belives") this, and on what grounds? And how important is it for this town? -- Hoary 06:51, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Hoary's note is correct: the grammar school was founded in the sixteenth century. I thought the buildings were Tudor, but it turns out they are seventeenth century. They are still standing, although empty and in need of repair, across the road from the parish church. - 80.229.165.51 12:12, 30 May 2006 (UTC)

I have add a little info about the school, and a source which is the Spilsby Grammar School Foundation, on who’s website it states that "Spilsby Grammar School was founded in 1550 by order of King Edward VI and endowed by the Willoughby family.", which i think clears up the pervious debate. Bloke121 09:13, 23 May 2007 (UTC)


Spelling Mistakes Corrected: "belived" (believed), "sounrce" (source), "Fundation" (Foundation), "whos" (who's) 16/12/07 Freddy163

This entry is a mess[edit]

It does not conform to WP:Layout for settlement pages, there are no references quoted and what few entries there are have been simply cut and pasted from the Spilsby history web pages which is against Wiki policy. The net result is a non conforming and pretty dire effort. I will take this on as a project in the next few weeks 21stCenturyGreenstuff (talk) 18:12, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

I have now rewritten the Spilsby entry in accordance with WP:Layout for settlement pages and there is not much more I can find on the internet. Some sections like sports clubs, local services and facilities and Notable People could do with expansion, but that will have to be done by local residents 21stCenturyGreenstuff (talk) 22:02, 27 April 2008 (UTC)

Assessment comment[edit]

The comment(s) below were originally left at Talk:Spilsby/Comments, and are posted here for posterity. Following several discussions in past years, these subpages are now deprecated. The comments may be irrelevant or outdated; if so, please feel free to remove this section.

I've put this project at C class, but really, I feel this is if not B, certainly near it.--BSTemple (talk) 19:03, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
Agree. If the refs were sorted out & dated it could even be a GA, at least in Lincolnshire scope.--Robert EA Harvey (talk) 06:20, 11 April 2011 (UTC)

Last edited at 06:20, 11 April 2011 (UTC). Substituted at 06:42, 30 April 2016 (UTC)

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