User:Peter I. Vardy

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I am a retired doctor whose interest in subjects other than medicine and science, particularly local history, has been awakened by studying for an Open University degree in the Humanities. Editing Wikipedia has opened a new interest for me in cultural heritage, and most of my contributions relate to historic sites in Cheshire and the surrounding areas.

I believe in knowledge being open and freely available. That is why my user name is my real name. The 'I' is to distinguish me from Sir Peter Vardy, the car salesman, and Dr Peter Vardy PhD, the theologian who writes Christian evangelical books. So far as I know, I am not related to either of these, or to the footballer Jamie Vardy.

160,000+This user has made more than 160,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
Cscr-featured.svgThis user helped promote 20 Featured Lists on Wikipedia.
Symbol support vote.svgThis user helped promote 30 good articles on Wikipedia.
Symbol question.svgThis user has been a major contributor to 510 articles featured in the Did you know... section on the Main Page.
Pen 1.svgThis user has created 2595 articles on Wikipedia.

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WikiProject Lancashire and Cumbria.
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WikiProject Merseyside
StonehengeThis user is a member of WikiProject Historic Sites.
Red barnstar.pngThis user is a recipient of the Editor of the Week award.
The Geography Barnstar
Peter I. Vardy, for numerous contributions to articles about geographical locations. Axl 18:16, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

BoM-GM.png The WikiProject Greater Manchester Award of Merit
For helping with the List of churches in Greater Manchester. I thank you on behalf of the project! Keep up the great work. -- Jza84 · (talk) 02:53, 21 December 2007 (UTC)

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For your tireless work improving the coverage of Cheshire churches. Thank you! Espresso Addict (talk) 16:49, 14 February 2008 (UTC)

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Congratulations! Here's a medal for you in appreciation of your hardwork in creating, expanding and nominating 25+ articles for DYK. Keep up the good work, Peter - fine work! --Victuallers (talk) 17:31, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Dyk50.png The 50 DYK Medal
For all of your many contributions to DYK, centering on UK humanities, I hereby award you the 50 DYK Medal. Wear it with pride! Royalbroil 05:32, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

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For your great work on the Architecture section on the Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral. article Tsange (talk) 11:14, 7 August 2009 (UTC)
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For all your hard work here on Wikipedia, particularly in the field of John Douglas and his churches, leading to outstanding lists such at List of church restorations, amendments and furniture by John Douglas (and the many photographs you took to illustrate it, and subsidiary articles that you wrote to make it even more useful), it is an honour to present this well-deserved award to you. BencherliteTalk 18:11, 12 October 2009 (UTC)

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For adding the parishes to who knows how many church articles and for creating/expanding this really great article! --Andrew Kelly (talk) 12:42, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Dyk100CE.svg The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
For 100 varied and interesting contributions to the Main Page, representing many hours of hard work and research, it is a pleasure to award you with this bauble. Here's to the next 100! BencherliteTalk 12:27, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
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User:Peter I. Vardy has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Peter I. Vardy's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Peter I. Vardy!

00:26, 18 June 2010 (UTC)

A record of your Day will always be kept here.

Dyk200CE.svg The 200 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
Congratulations are in order! You have passed the milestone of 200 articles created or expanded by yourself, ones that were shown on the Main page in the "Did you know?" section. Your articles, primarily churches and outstanding buildings, have been of top value to the encyclopedia. Superb! Binksternet (talk) 16:17, 14 October 2010 (UTC)
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Congratulations on yet another delightful church brought out of obscurity and onto the main page! Amandajm (talk) 05:38, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
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Thank you for writing up so many redundant, abandoned, and ruined churches, thus saving them at least virtually. Drmies (talk) 17:29, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
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For your fantastic achievements with the Lists of churches preserved by the Churches Conservation Trust — Rod talk 09:20, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
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For your excellent and consistent work on British churches and houses and for setting a fine example for others to follow. ♦ Dr. Blofeld 17:35, 20 July 2011 (UTC)
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Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Norton Priory. TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 06:05, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
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I cannot say enough positive things about your work on churches, country houses and villages. You represent everything that is fine about England at a time when its in a bad state! Keep up the great work Peter! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 09:43, 24 September 2011 (UTC)
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WikiProject Yorkshire
Award of Merit
for valued contributions to Yorkshire articles on Wikipedia
For your work on St James' Church, Melsonby Farrtj (talk) 17:01, 20 December 2011 (UTC)
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Thank you for unveiling the hidden treasures of English churches with amazing consistency, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:01, 14 March 2012 (UTC)
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This is a small token of appreciation for your huge contributions regarding churches. Thank you very much for your wonderful work. John Carter (talk) 19:03, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
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Your efforts in List of works by R. C. Carpenter was excellent and well done. It very nicely supplements the main article Richard Cromwell Carpenter. Thank You! Jrcrin001 (talk) 23:59, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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For your new article St Mary's Church, Burford Very good stuff! Hell In A Bucket (talk) 17:20, 5 December 2012 (UTC)
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For your excellent work on Listed buildings in Northwich. We should have this sort of list for every listed building in the UK by locality, it's very valuable content. Keep up the great work! ♦ Dr. ☠ Blofeld 10:24, 29 January 2013 (UTC)
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Congratulations on a well-written church article!

Amandajm (talk) 00:16, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

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Congratulations on reaching 100000 edits. You have achieved a milestone that very few editors have been able to accomplish. The Wikipedia Community thanks you for your continuing efforts. Keep up the good work!

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You have your ducks in a row. 7&6=thirteen () 15:38, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
Dyk500CE.svg The 500 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
I can't believe these is a parish in Cheshire and frequently many others who have not been pleased to receive your attention. All those churches that are sometimes abandoned and seemingly unloved have graced this project and now make the wiki that much richer. Thank you on behalf of the DYK project, myself and the wiki for your contribution, 100K edits and continuing calm. Thanks. Victuallers (talk) 23:45, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
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For your excellent work on the listed building lists. Such important work, which you do consistently and cleanly. Keep up the good work in the new year, and Happy Christmas! ♦ Dr. Blofeld 18:30, 18 December 2016 (UTC)
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Peter - very sorry to learn today's not been a good one. Hope tomorrow's better, and the day after better again. Not very proficient with these barnstars, so I'll probably end up sending you a profiterole. Your work here continues to be amazing. KJP1 (talk) 17:46, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
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I've seen you creating these lists of listed buildings around Greater Manchester, and as someone who loves local heritage and would like to see more of that kind of thing on here, I award you this to say "keep up the good work!" Rcsprinter123 (notify) 21:14, 7 October 2017 (UTC)