Talk:Wokingham

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Notable people: Dick Francis[edit]

Does anyone know what Dick Francis's association is with Wokingham? There is nothing on his Wiki page. If he has a connection with Wokingham I think we need an explanation. Dahliarose 23:35, 12 November 2006 (UTC)

He never lived in Wokingham. I believe he may have worked at a stables nearby but dont know where Im afraid. The answer will be in his autobiogrpahy.--Peeky (talk) 17:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)


Blind Terror: Old Rose Interior[edit]

The article says Blind Terror shows the interior of the Old Rose pub, but I would disagree. The view outside the Window is much further down the road. I would guess that the current Ladbrokes outlet used to be a pub, and that is the interior seen in the film. But maybe someone else can give their opinion? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 82.0.179.201 (talk) 23:51, 7 July 2007

The film definitely shows the interior of the Old Rose pub. The Interior of the pub has substantially changed. The bar has moved, but the old fire place which can be seen in the film remains. Later in the film there is also another interesting shot near Easthampstead Road.--Peeky (talk) 17:44, 2 July 2011 (UTC)

Proposed merge of Wokingham (borough) into this article[edit]

The result of this discussion is not merge. North America1000 06:33, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
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Take a look at the Reading article. Reading, a much larger article (and place) than Wokingham, has information on both the place and borough in one article. Seeings that both this and the Wokingham (borough) article are so much smaller, I see no reason not to do it here too. If no one objects, I'll do it sometime next week. TheIslander 18:30, 24 August 2007 (UTC)

Bad idea. Reading and Reading Borough being in the same article is itself contraversial (see Talk:Reading, Berkshire), but certainly makes more sense than merging Wokingham and Wokingham Borough. You could be justified in refering to anywhere within Reading Borough as 'Reading'. This is not the case with places in Wokingham Borough. Indeed, Earley and other places are part of the Reading urban area. I believe to is convention for the borough to be a separate article when the area is bigger than the town after which it is named. Wokingham (borough) could do with an expansion tag. Verica Atrebatum 11:44, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
OK, fair enough. I'll probably give up the idea, then, but I'd like to leave the tags up for a little longer; guage some more opinion. TheIslander 19:59, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
I also think it's better to maintain the status quo. Wokingham Borough covers a very wide area including Twyford, Wargrave, Winnersh and it would be confusing to have articles for say schools (eg, Forest School) in these places pointing to the town rather than the borough. Dahliarose —The preceding signed but undated comment was added at 18:06, August 26, 2007 (UTC).
I agree that is better to keep the status quo. The naming convention is fairly explicit that where a larger local government district is named after a smaller place (as in Wokingham), there should be separate articles. IMHO, the same should be true where a smaller local government district carries the same name as a larger place (as in Reading) but that is not what the convention currently says. Because of this, the current Reading article is the result of an uneasy compromise. -- Chris j wood 11:27, 28 August 2007 (UTC)

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Area of Wokingham[edit]

0.9 sqaure miles seems an inconsistently small area for the town considering the population is 30000 (that would give it a population density greater than central London). I am assuming the the boundaries for population and area measurement are different, but if that is the case the claims are misleading. Can anyone find like-for-like measurements? If not, I suggest the 'area' claim is removed or modified. a_boardley (talk) 15:57, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Blocked school vandals User:194.80.76.200[edit]

I have deleted The Wheelwrights were the first family to found the town and give it the name of Wokingham. At first it was part of Sandhurst until the Wheelwrights bought the rights and privileges of the Wokingham area. This was a joke insertion by User 194.80.76.200 made4 May 2010 and not noticed til now. Unfortunately it has been repeated round the Internet. Until 18 October 2010 the vandal User:194.80.76.200 made many edits. The account was blocked 18 October 2010. How many other false insertions by this vandal remain remain?--Wetman (talk) 20:06, 4 May 2012 (UTC)

Merge school[edit]

The result of this discussion is no consensus. North America1000 06:34, 9 August 2017 (UTC)
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I have suggested that Westende Junior School should be merged to here as it is a non-notable primary school, as per WP:SCHOOLOUTCOMES. Any comments appreciated. CalzGuy (talk) 09:23, 11 March 2017 (UTC)


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Merge school[edit]

I have restored the {{merge school}} template on Westende Junior School - any comments appreciated here. CalzGuy (talk) 21:35, 9 August 2017 (UTC)

  • Oppose merge: notable through "‘The Acorns’, the first junior school resource in Berkshire for pupils with a diagnosis of Special Educational Need for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)". Klbrain (talk) 17:51, 12 August 2018 (UTC)
  • Looks like a reasonable suggestion, there's very little in that article which is at all distinctive and it could be covered in the Education section here. Hut 8.5 18:10, 12 August 2018 (UTC)