Talk:Stratford-upon-Avon

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Edit in Trivia[edit]

I am not sure how to remove the [edit] buttons on the page, but there are several in the trivia section that should be deleted. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by K28921 (talkcontribs) 19:56, 11 February 2007 (UTC).

Merger proposed: Henley Street[edit]

Since the Henley Street article is not too long, and may not be notable in itself, it might be best to merge it here.

Proposed as part of the Notability Wikiproject --B. Wolterding 15:43, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I agree - they should be merged. Alternatively, there should be a link from this article to Henley Street. Drc79 16:17, 21 May 2007 (UTC)

I would say definitely merge. Henley Street does not merit its own article. AlexOUK 14:57, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

I merged the text into here. The section should be streamlined a bit, maybe, but I leave this to others. --B. Wolterding 08:03, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Eh?[edit]

"the District of Stratford-on-Avon (which uses the term "on" to ensure people realise that it is a much wider area than just the town of Stratford-upon-Avon)" - what evidence is there that this (somewhat odd) reasoning is actually the one the district uses? There's no reference. Loganberry (Talk) 21:07, 21 February 2008 (UTC)

I added the one that was on Stratford-on-Avon (district). --Espoo (talk) 16:34, 27 February 2008 (UTC)


"Notable" or "Trivia"?[edit]

The section "Notable residents" although not called a trivia section basically is one, and should probably be deleted per WP:TRIVIA.-- Writtenonsand (talk) 04:57, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

I disagree. Quite a few town articles in the UK have notable residents sections e.g. Taunton. Some, like Bolton have even separated the list out e.g. List of people from Bolton. However I do agree that the current section is too long winded and should be more of a bulleted list. If people want more info on the person they can click the wikilink. --TimTay (talk) 08:33, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Section is perfectly valid per common practice, and lists, whether standalone or within articles, should always contain info and context about the items they contain. Deiz talk 09:38, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
The guidelines at WP:UKCITIES includes a "Notable people" section so it is perfectly valid to have this section, though a list is to be discouraged and the section should be re-written in prose. Keith D (talk) 09:54, 2 April 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough! :-) However, the info on the famous people listed in this article drags it IMHO perilously close at times to being "Triva about famous people from Stratford-upon-Avon." Perhaps some rewrite to weed out the more egregious trivialities, gushing, and "this bit reads like a personal essay"? Thanks to all -- Writtenonsand (talk) 14:21, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
WP:BOLD - go for it! --TimTay (talk) 15:22, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Henley Street[edit]

Methinks the first par of this subsection needs a good seeing-to. I read it in passing and saw some apparent errors of syntax and logic, eg, re dates. I have to leave it to someone with a good handle on the history, etc. Cheers Bjenks (talk) 03:08, 9 October 2009 (UTC)

Hmm! No takers after 2 months? OK, I've had a go at fixing it myself. Cheers Bjenks (talk) 05:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Administration[edit]

The third paragraph at the top of the article deals (at excessive length for its position) with the ins and outs of local government--not really very notable or interesting to most readers. My proposal is to transpose the whole paragraph to a place lower down, eg, to a section "Administration" just ahead of "Education". Any objections? Cheers Bjenks (talk) 03:23, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Which Adjectival Form is correct?[edit]

I would appreciate an addition to this page which clarifies which adjectival form of residents is correct: "Statfordians" or "Stratford-on-Avonians". I have seen both. Would a Stratfordian refer to someone who lives in the city whereas a Stratford-on-Avonian refers to someone who lives in the surrounding areas? Thank you! This question ignited a heated debate in my British Literature class the other day. Ddperk80 (talk) 04:59, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Theatre section is confusing[edit]

It would be helpful if the Theatre section could be edited by someone with good knowledge of the present-day Royal Shakespeare Theatre. Information in the separate Wikipedia article on the Royal Shakespeare Theatre could be used to help reorganize, update, and edit this section to make it more comprehensible. The section is haphazardly organized and confusing to a reader like myself who has some, but not much, familiarity with the town and the theatre. Thank you.ElsaObuchowski (talk) 21:55, 27 December 2015 (UTC) ElsaObuchowski (talk) 21:21, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Layout[edit]

Hi all. I've attempted to improve the layout of the page, starting with the issues raised by ElsaObuchowski above. I hope this has been of benefit to the article - I think it has as multiple issues were apparent. I think information has been added over time in good faith but has become jumbled, with no ongoing edits to rectify it. In the Theatre section, there was repetition about when the RST was built. The information regarding the closure and reopening of the Swan Theatre was also unclear. There were also visitor attractions listed in the Theatre section which aren't connected to the Theatre. As a result, I created two new sections - 'Other Shakespeare attractions' and 'Other attractions' to improve the clarity regarding sites of interest within the town. I've also added a Historic Spine section.

Please take a look. --LegereScire (talk) 10:34, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Layout - culture and places of interest[edit]

Hi all. In line with good articles and featured articles, I have added a 'culture' section and placed key streets in a 'places of interest' section. EDIT - Culture, Streets and Other attractions as sections. This will allow: an expansion of cultural locations in Stratford which aren't necessarily the main attractions, such as smaller theatres and art galleries. Additionally, it will stop the list of attractions just getting bigger and bigger, without any order. I think this will improve the page layout, but if you aren't happy with this, please do say so. Many thanks, --LegereScire (talk) 15:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

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I have a question regarding one of the sources[edit]

Is the 6th source(the one linking to http://www.localhistories.org/stratford.html) a credible source? Deskslammed (talk) 03:24, 2 March 2018 (UTC)