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Elsie J. Oxenham[edit]

The article is making progress towards B rating, and even GA with a moderate amount of work. I'd suggest submitting it for a peer review. But just from a relatively quick glance, I'd suggest:

  • fixing the references, either putting in in-line citation or moving the bibiography to the references section
  • either filling out or eliminating the references section
  • adding a lead paragraph per Wikipedia:Lead section

- Mocko13 23:47, 23 February 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, I've added lead para and made Bibliog and Web refs sub-headings of References - which I think is how I'd originally had it. Will submit for peer review in a day or two when I've thought about things a bit more--Abbeybufo 11:00, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
on further reflection I've removed the References main heading and upgraded Bibliog and External to main headings, and am taking on board Duribald's comments, too.--Abbeybufo 11:28, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
and now, having had further thoughts, I've added some refs (and will probably put in more later) and so reinstated the References heading--Abbeybufo 11:49, 24 February 2007 (UTC)
It's looking great, getting a closer to GA (I just bumped it up to B). A peer review will catch things that I won't. Good work. - Mocko13 15:09, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Now submitted this for peer review - Abbeybufo (talk) • (contribs) 11:39, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

DYK nomination[edit]

Just nominated George Jennings for DYK for invention of public loos - Abbeybufo (talk) • (contribs) 21:25, 26 September 2007 (UTC)

Did you know[edit]

Updated DYK query Did you know? was updated. On 27 September, 2007, a fact from the article George Jennings, which you recently nominated, was featured in that section on the Main Page. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

--Allen3 talk 21:26, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

George Jennings and Parkstone pottery[edit]

Hi. I'll ask my uncle about Parkstone Pottery. All I know is him mentioning something about a terrible fire down there. We don't have a lot of contact with the Jennings these days (being mainly Harwoods as you twigged!) but we do have various items, including a huge hard back catalogue of all the Jenning Sanitaryware and installations - no doubt many of them made at Parkstone.MonicaHarwood 22:22, 29 September 2007 (UTC)MonicaHarwood

replied on your talk page --Abbeybufo (talk) • (contribs) 16:45, 30 September 2007 (UTC)

Parkstone Station (and Branksome and Poole for that matter)[edit]

Good point; the way I see it is that while the operating services are still there, Branksome, Parkstone and Poole were on the Somerset and Dorset line and thus used to enjoy (!) a service they no longer receive. Thus are new readers introduced to a line they may not have realised ever existed. The line/service route debate goes on ad infinitum ; however the box tells you that while the Weymouth and Wareham trains still operate the SDJR no longer does. Britmax 14:01, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

Parkstone Station et al.[edit]

Having given your point some thought I've removed the "Line Closed" banner from the middle boxes leaving only the Disused Railway insert, which seems more clear. Let me know what you think! Britmax 14:09, 4 October 2007 (UTC)

- thanks, replied on your talk page Abbeybufo (talk) • (contribs) 14:44, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


Thanks - job done. You won't believe this but I used to walk toward Swanage - never got there on foot but you had a head start as I was coming from West Howe! I reached Old Harry a few times though. That was when the bus fare from the ferry to Swanage was 1/1d. (I think the ferry company got the penny as the toll from Hants & Dorset). Then when I worked at Sherry and Haycock in the eighties after they moved to Ferndown the old staff still referred with affection to the times at Pottery Road... Most of my blackberry bushes are buried under the A338 on the edge of Queens'Park Golf Course. Britmax 14:40, 4 October 2007 (UTC)


No I didn't. Thanks - I.ll keep my eye out for it. Britmax 20:59, 6 October 2007 (UTC)

excellent work[edit]

On list of early 20th c. British childrens magazines. Can we tempt you into extending it to other periods and countries? DGG (talk) 09:30, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

Elsie J. Oxenham[edit]

I just wanted to let you know that I have uploaded her article to Veropedia, a new initiative to save the best articles of Wikipedia. It is indeed a wonderful article. If you have recommendations for any other articles that you think should be preserved, please let me know. Danny 21:26, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for your note. If you can recommend any other articles pertaining to children's literature that you think we should upload, that would be wonderful. Danny 22:20, 23 October 2007 (UTC)

Library, Archives, and Web 2.0 Research Guide Template[edit]

Consider giving your opinion on the research guide template. Template: Discussion: bohle (talk) 05:31, 1 February 2008 (UTC)

done - see that page --Abbeybufo (talkcontribs) 13:42, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Margaret Simey[edit]

Hi, I knew Margaret when she was a Liverpool magistrate and have done some expansion to her article; I don't know too much about Elsie Oxenham but have managed to source some of the early Campfire days Can you think of anything else that should go in? Cheers. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 00:47, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

replied on your talk page - Abbeybufo (talkcontribs) 17:24, 26 March 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I'm not sure there's much merit in expanding that section of her life per WP:UNDUE, and there is a lot of material about her later life. What is missing is the years between. Cheers. --Rodhullandemu (Talk) 17:27, 26 March 2008 (UTC)

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Athelney Abbey[edit]

Thanks for your correction to Cleeve Abbey. If you had an interest and a few minutes would you take a look at Athelney Abbey which is a new article in the same vein.— Rod talk 13:56, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

replied on your talk page Abbeybufo (talkcontribs) 19:23, 21 August 2008 (UTC)

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George Jennings[edit]

Sorry I never replied to your messages. I am not very good at Wikipedia and didn't realise they were there. The old catalogue is with my uncle in the Lake District, near Penrith. Regards MonicaHarwood (talk) 01:52, 2 September 2009 (UTC)

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