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BBC Contact[edit]

Hi Jack sorry to contact you in such a manner but I can't seem to find any other another way of doing so (I am very new to Wiki and a complete novice). I was hoping to contact you in the hope that you would allow us to use one of the images you have uploaded of Vice-Admiral Robert Fitzroy. We are making a documenatry about the history of weather forecasting and we would love to use this image. Please do contact me on scott.ward@keofilms.com Many Thanks

Robert Lowe[edit]

Have just run across your excellent image of Ape's 3-D caricature in the NPG. Delicious! Tim riley (talk) 20:53, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Charles Thomas Wooldridge[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Olivia Robertson[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 16:02, 4 September 2013 (UTC)

Precious again[edit]

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fascinating people
Thank you for sharing your knowledge about people, even some you know personally, and for your vast interests, from Biblical archeology to tv programmes in which you appeared, - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:44, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

A year ago, you were the 239th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, repeated in br'erly style, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:41, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Two years ago, you were the 239th recipient of my PumpkinSky Prize, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:20, 9 September 2014 (UTC)

Four years ago, you were recipient no. 239 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 05:24, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Five years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 14:58, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you for remembering. Jack1956 (talk) 16:41, 10 September 2017 (UTC)

DYK for Manuel Perez (animator)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:02, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Dorset street[edit]

Hi Jack,

You posted a photograph of Dorset street on the page about Jack London's "People of the Abyss". I am researching this area and would be interested in using the photo. Do you own the rights to it or are you able to tell me who does?

Thanks

KM — Preceding unsigned comment added by 91.84.110.149 (talk) 15:20, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your message. As the image was first published in 1902 under international copyright law no one owns the copyright. It can be freely used. Jack1956 (talk) 15:25, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Black Mike Winage[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:02, 17 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for William L. Carlisle[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:04, 21 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Coralie Blythe[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:03, 26 September 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Stanley Mordaunt Leathes[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:03, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Beresford Leathes[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 08:04, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Trilby (play)[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:03, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

Help a new DYK reviewer?[edit]

Hi, saw you reviewed and blessed Elmer Flick at DYK, immediately under that article at T:TDYK is Beholder (horse), which has been reviewed and approved, but the reviewer noted that he/she would like one other person to look over the review because it is their first-ever DYK review. Would you be able to pop over and do so? (My nomination, so I can't). Thanks! Montanabw(talk) 23:07, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for looking at the review, much appreciated --Bcp67 (talk) 07:41, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Farren Soutar[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Robert Soutar[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 00:05, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Peer review[edit]

What ho, Jack! I don't usually bother you with my peer reviews, as I don't think you go in for such things as a rule, but I think perhaps Ralph Richardson might be of interest to you. Quite understand if not, and there is absolutely no hurry at all even if you are interested. If you do look in, please run an eye over the short list of questions at the top of the peer review page, on which I'd be grateful for colleagues' thoughts. – Tim riley (talk) 20:30, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

100 DYKs![edit]

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Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Your 100 articles on a wide variety of people and topics make Wikipedia a much more interesting and informative place! Keep up the good work! Yoninah (talk) 22:52, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

File:St Marys Hitchin.JPG[edit]

Was this taken on an overcast day, or early evening perhaps? It seemed a touch dark. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 08:48, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Yes, I think it was a bit overcast that day. I will try and brighten it and reupload it tomorrow. Jack1956 (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
We can keep both :) Sfan00 IMG (talk) 11:29, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Josephus[edit]

Hi. An image you uploaded made me curious: File:Josephusbust.jpg. Can you point at that source book? Do you remember if it had anything to say about the bust itself? Thx, trespassers william (talk) 21:42, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Mrs Howard Paul[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:02, 16 May 2014 (UTC)

Unblock[edit]

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Autoblocked because your IP address was recently used by "Cruderknave". The reason given for Cruderknave's block is: "Vandalism-only account".


Accept reason:

I can see how you could easily be caught in autoblocks, so I have reinstated your IPBE. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 11:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

I have had this problem before and received an exemption. Jack1956 (talk) 10:51, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

You should go to WP:IPBE and use the email interface there to request a permanent exemption, then. Daniel Case (talk) 02:20, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

IP block exempt[edit]

I have granted your account an exemption from IP blocking. This will allow you to edit through full blocks affecting your IP address when you are logged in.

Please read the page Wikipedia:IP block exemption carefully, especially the section on IP block exemption conditions.

Note in particular that you are not permitted to use this newly-granted right to edit Wikipedia via anonymous proxies, or disruptively. If you do, or there is a serious concern of abuse, then the right may be removed by any administrator.

Appropriate usage and compliance with the policy may be checked periodically, due to the nature of block exemption, and block exemption will be removed when no longer needed (for example, when the block it is related to expires).

I hope this will enhance your editing, and allow you to edit successfully and without disruption. ​—DoRD (talk)​ 11:54, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you very much. That is very helpful Jack1956 (talk) 11:56, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Howard Paul[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:03, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Did you know? Well I didn't, and much enjoyed reading about him. Thank you for this article, Jack. Tim riley talk 18:29, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Rodgers[edit]

Thank you for your review. Margaret was indeed a remarkable woman. She was extraordinarily canny and diplomatic, and a real survivor. Would have made an excellent prime minister. I observe that you are located in England; let me say that the fact that Margaret succeeded in working with four archbishops who were as essentially different as Marcus Loane, Donald Robinson (bishop), Harry Goodhew and Peter Jensen (bishop) is amazing in itself. The article Anglican Diocese of Sydney gives part of the picture. Amandajm (talk) 00:45, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

It was a great read about a fascinating woman. The article itself was a pleasure to review - well written and fully referenced. Jack1956 (talk) 06:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Frederick Federici[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:33, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Margaret Rodgers (deaconess)[edit]

[1] No. I am really not happy about that hook. I had already removed the additional quotation that the hook is based on, before I realised that EEng had turned it into a hook and you had OKed it. I have left my reasons. The subject has only been dead a fortnight. I was at her funeral and her memorial service. I want the article to do her justice. The addition to the article (on which that hook was based) put a focus on her media role that overshadowed ever other aspect of her remarkable life. Amandajm (talk) 10:26, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, Jack! Yes, Margaret really was a remarkable person. If you come from out of the diocese and are ignorant of the politics in Sydney, it is hard to appreciate just how very remarkable she was. I believe that her commitment was to the survival and preservation of the Anglican Church in Sydney, and that one of her main skills was what you might call "damage control". Several speakers at the memorial service got dangerously close to being non-p.c.. There was a point at which I thought that the dean, (who conducted interviews of the various speakers, wearing a suit and tie, like a T.V presenter) was going to spit the dummy. The bishops, of whom there were a number present, were properly attired. Unfortunately, the Bishop of Gippsland's funeral was the same day, and a number of people who wanted to attend both, couldn't. Amandajm (talk) 10:53, 25 June 2014 (UTC)
Of course, just from reading an article we can never really get the feel of a personality and what they actually really achieved in their lives and the effect they had on others. I hope people get some sense of this remarkable lady from your article. Jack1956 (talk) 11:01, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

BING[edit]

Great work on the article. I started it as a stub a while back having been passionate about the Dickin Medal. Glad to see it evolve. Best to you. The Rambling Man (talk) 22:52, 4 July 2014 (UTC)

Hippodrome, Aldershot[edit]

Hi Jack. I've just been looking through your interesting article which reminded me of many of the variety stars of my early days. I took the liberty of moving the title simply to Hippodrome, Aldershot (in line with Hippodrome, London, etc.) as this appears to be the usual style. It also makes it easier to find the article in searches. I found the capitalised "The Hippodrome" unusual in the running text and changed the definite article to lower case. I look forward to seeing the article on DYK soon.--Ipigott (talk) 05:56, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Hippodrome, Aldershot[edit]

 — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:37, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

Nice one! You might be interested in expanding Tom Leamore..♦ Dr. Blofeld 20:31, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

British Newspapers Archive[edit]

Hey Jack1956, I recently saw your DYK for Hippodrome, Aldershot and thought that you would be a really good candidate for one of the accounts from the The Wikipedia Library for access to British Newspaper Archive. If you are interested, feel free to sign up at WP:BNA, Sadads (talk) 16:09, 14 July 2014 (UTC)

File:Diary of a Nobody first.jpg[edit]

Hey Jack1955,I work with Professor Philip Nel and he is writing another book about Crocket Johnson's Barnaby, and apparantly the Diary of a Nobody was a favourite of Crocket Johnson. Phil noticed your cover to the first edition and admired it. He wanted me to help him contact you because he would like to have access to a scan/copy of the first edition. Would you mind if I put you in contact with him off-wiki? If that is okay, go ahead and send me a a user email. Thanks much! Sadads (talk) 14:11, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Schalcken the Painter[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 07:43, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For some great edits on Miles Malleson, on New Year's Day. Your work elsewhere is also very much appreciated! Happy new year! CassiantoTalk 22:59, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

One of the holy grails of ripperology[edit]

Hi Jack, Yasou.

I saw your edit here and was wondering that if you should happen to have access to primary documents, would you try finding anything with Chapman's handwriting? Before his execution, he intentionally avoided writing and inferred that the priest was trying to trick him into getting his handwriting (Sugden). That writing is out there somewhere on a ship's manifest, catholic registry, British immigration or census records or as you have found, maybe on a marriage license. Chapman had more than one marriage so the potential is there. Obviously, comparison to the Lusk letter is the eventual goal. I'm sure it may be a challenge but you seem to be resourceful enough to succeed. So, if you just happen to meander in the archives... :)
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 23:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

I'll give it a go. Always up for a challenge! Jack1956 (talk) 23:50, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Outstanding. The discovery and book deals are yours...I just want to see it happen. Do you have Sugden's The Complete History of Jack the Ripper? That has the most-detailed treatise on Chapman that I know of and it may give you ideas...this may also help. Cheers...that makes me really happy to know someone is trying.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 00:10, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Oops. I linked to the trial doc but meant to link this suspect page.
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 01:03, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I have found a marriage date of 1889 to Lucie and what appears to be another wife, and am still searching for a signature. Jack1956 (talk) 09:37, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

I'm really sorry but after a thorough search I have not been able to find a signature or sample of handwriting. Sorry. Jack1956 (talk) 15:41, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

That's okay. I really appreciate that you tried and I see that you are making improvements to the article from your search efforts so it was a winning proposition nonetheless. You may still yet think of other places to look at a later time. Cheers,
 — Berean Hunter (talk) 16:27, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Llewellyn Cadwaladr[edit]

Harrias talk 06:26, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Whoops ...[edit]

Did I just manage to wipe out your comment on Talk:Maddie Ziegler? If so, I apologise profusely, it was certainly unintentional! SagaciousPhil - Chat 08:54, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

No problem. Jack1956 (talk) 08:57, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Would you like me to try restoring it, or is it better for you to add it again yourself? SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:02, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Seems to be still there. Jack1956 (talk) 09:03, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Weird, I can see it now. Maybe it's to do with this problem again? Anyway, sorry to bother you. SagaciousPhil - Chat 09:11, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

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I'm burning the candle at both ends, oh well[edit]

What a fine drummer he was. This track a triumph, I feel. Martinevans123 (talk) 22:50, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A great loss and still sadly missed in his native Aldershot where he still has family. Jack1956 (talk) 22:53, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
A tragic loss. And I'm glad that he now gets recognition here. Thanks for your fine efforts, Jack. Martinevans123 (talk) 23:00, 10 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Martin. That is very kind of you and I appreciate it. Jack1956 (talk) 23:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:45, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. That is very kind of you. 16:06, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi Jack1956,

Thank you for providing Jennie McNulty's dates of birth and death, You are an extraordinary researcher. Congrats. Albiet (talk) 15:46, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Dickens[edit]

Hello Jack,

My name is Lottie Smith. I have various Dickens connections to my family tree. My 4th great grandfather was Frederick Evans the printer/publisher/friend of Charles Dickens, you have most likely come across his name with association to Bradbury and Evans. I am actually attempting to write a fictional story based on the friendship fo Frederick and Charles, I am obviously a bit prejudice but I believe their tale is very much underrated as a story and I want to tell it. I have noticed your contributions to the Dickens wiki pages and am interested in corresponding with you about trying to get more information on the families and also photographs. If you would like to speak with me my email is lottie.rs@googlemail.com.

Thank you for all the help you have been so far!

Kind Regards,

Lottie — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2.30.5.151 (talk) 19:18, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Eileen Sharp[edit]

Hi Jack, thank you for the wonderful articles you've created on Gilbert & Sullivan and various cast members of the D'Oyly Carte. I wanted to contact you about my grandmother Eileen Sharp who was a mezzo-soprano and much loved member of the cast in the '20s before appearing in a number of roles on the 'legitimate' stage. You can see the Bassano portrait of her as Mad Margaret in the National Portrait Gallery online archive. There is also a captivating portrait by Count Michael de Torby and a series of prints by Einar Nerman for The Tatler, playing rather daringly for the period, a Tahitian native, opposite Henry Ainley as Gauguin in Somerset Maugham's 'The Moon & Sixpence'. I have a book and all the archive material from the V&A Theatre Archive but would dearly love to connect with a reputable Wikipedia member who might be kind enough to take an interest in helping document this on the site so more people can know of her so she is not forgotten. I would be completely lost attempting this on my own and not able to do this justice as it is clearly quite an art form. Sadly much was lost in a fire when she died rather young so it has been truly fascinating discovering her story now that so much of what would have previously been lost forever can be shared publicly in new archives online. If you have any advice on how I might contact you or any other thoughts it would be lovely to hear from you. Many thanks, Daisy Shields — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.175.205.227 (talk) 15:04, 16 November 2015 (UTC)

  • I would be honoured to attempt this for you. I have made a start here at Eileen Sharp. Can you help me out with any personal information, such as where she was educated, who her parents and husband were, why she died so young, etc? Jack1956 (talk) 17:32, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
    • I too would be honoured to help out. Although not that familiar with D'Oyly Carte, I do have knowledge within the English music hall era. I'd be happy to help out. CassiantoTalk 19:10, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your wonderful article which is so exciting to see, I will check back with my father what else we have. Apologies for doubling up I just sent a message to SSilvers as I do have some wonderful portraits which could be added, a lovely one of her playing the Fairy Queen, the DeTorby portrait, perhaps I could send what I have? Thank you again Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:11, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Jack and Ms. Shields, can we please continue this discussion at User talk:Ilovevinyl, so that it is all in one place? All the best, -- Ssilvers (talk) 21:36, 16 November 2015 (UTC)
Just to confirm I've continued this thread at my own talk page, currently trying to work out where best to share the images and cuttings−−Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:58, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you for making sure Eileen Sharp, mezzo-soprano and actress, is recorded and remembered in your excellent article Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:00, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you - that's very kind of you. It was a pleasure to be able to help with it. Jack1956 (talk) 21:09, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Could you possibly advise where I could send a small handful of photographs and cuttings I have of her, in case any of these are acceptable to be included? Ilovevinyl (talk) 21:16, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

Send them to me at rekts@yahoo.co.uk

Just to let you know I've sent those through to you and to Ssilvers, but having a few email issues this week so just wanted to quickly check if you received them okay? Ilovevinyl (talk) 15:45, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Eileen Sharp[edit]

Nominated at DYK: Template:Did you know nominations/Eileen Sharp. -- Ssilvers (talk) 10:09, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

Dear Jack1956 could you let me know whether you received the further info on Eileen Sharp I sent across? I don't want to re-send these and clutter your inbox if you've already got them, and unfortunately all the messages I sent to Ssilvers have bounced back. I'm wondering if it's an issue with my server... I had a lot of progress on permissions to use the images all of which I've outlined in the email... Very many thanksIlovevinyl (talk) 16:20, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for tirelessly editing Eileen's page, it is fascinating and a brilliant piece of work! Ilovevinyl (talk) 20:28, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

C.H. Chapman[edit]

Hi Jack, just wanted to let you know I reverted your most recent edit to C.H. Chapman because the image you upload doesn't appear to have been uploaded correctly. Thanks Isabelle 21:42, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Never mind, just saw your edit summary saying that you were still trying to upload it. Sorry about the mix-up! Isabelle 21:44, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Eileen Sharp[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 12:01, 6 December 2015 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

A very happy Christmas and New Year to you! Scrooges third visitor-John Leech,1843.jpg


May 2016 bring you joy, happiness – and no trolls or vandals!

All the best

Gavin / – SchroCat (talk) 13:28, 21 December 2015 (UTC)

Rfc on another Jack[edit]

Hi. I've opened an Rfc here Talk:The_Sins_of_the_Cities_of_the_Plain and am hoping for some feedback. I selected you off the Feedback list because it concerns a character called Jack! Even better, I noted on your Talk page the Ripper articles, and this concerns someone who lived for a time in Cleveland St near Mr Sickert. So it's neighbourhood stuff. ;-) Engleham (talk) 17:12, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

DYK for Lowestoft Maritime Museum[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 25 May 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Lowestoft Maritime Museum, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Lowestoft Maritime Museum (pictured) is Britain's most easterly museum? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Lowestoft Maritime Museum. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Lowestoft Maritime Museum), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Laurence Irving[edit]

Hi Jack1956,

I like your work. I have been reading about Laurence Irving and can you please tell you where the information about what he did in the war. helping Peter Fleming to recruit and train an underground force of saboteurs.

Thanks

  • thanks for your message. If I remember rightly that info came from his autobiography 'Great Interruption'. Jack1956 (talk) 22:13, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

October 2016[edit]

B. Hick and Sons[edit]

Hi Jack, do you have any idea whether the 10' disc wheels apparently lent by GWR to convey the Duke's statue to Hyde Park Corner were used to transport the sculpture by rail or were the GWR wheels adapted by Woolwich Arsenal for the road carriage? Regards81.149.141.199 (talk) 12:54, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Hume grave marker[edit]

Many thanks for the picture of the Hume grave marker. I am curious to know who is buried under the similar looking stone that is visible in the background. I am hoping that you are not too far off from Brookwood Cemetery. It seems that the significance of the shape of the marker is a bit of a mystery. Cheers. Shyamal (talk) 11:21, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

  • Thanks for your message. I am going back on Monday and I'll have a look. Jack1956 (talk) 11:22, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Brookwood & Images[edit]

Hello Jack - forgive me if you are already aware of these points as you are a prolific contributor. So - all photographers including you (under the copyright Designs & Patents Act & similar in various countries) own the copyright of all images they take. Wikipedia does not arrogate copyright and indeed is concerned that those who upload images do in fact own that copyright as the copyright owner is the only person who can then agree that images are bound by Creative Commons. If Wiki did not take this path then anyone who used images from Wiki or the Commons could be open to legal action. I'm not adept at use of Wiki. The wording used with my images right now (which is more explicit) was suggested by a supportive Wiki editor as we often went through a cycle of new contributors or those who newly came across these images questioning copyright ownership and consequent 'right' to offer CC. As with your images you own the copyright and thus can offer them up for 'free' usage under CC. The issue to watch for - in my opinion - as I've seen some examples, is images posted under CC which also then include a note that the uploader must be contacted for permission to use the image commercially etc. That is a contradiction of CC. Hope this explains why my images contain a reference link to my website and clear statements about copyright ownership in order to give Wiki assurance that indeed I can offer CC.

By the way you appear to be a frequent visitor to Brookwood Cemetery - much easier now it owned by the local council. I see from your photo that the Columbarium has now had the breeze blocks replaced by an appropriate gate. A major improvement. Have you discovered the grave of Ruth Ellis yet? She is back in the news on the anniversary of the events leading to her death.

Best wishes, WyrdLight

PS: I didn't say that if you take an image which is taken illegally (outside the High Court during some proceedings, the Eiffel Tower lit at night and so on) and that image is placed on Wiki and subsequently used in good faith you may be liable technically for any action that arises. Unlikely but feasible.

H.M.S Pinafore[edit]

Hello, Jack! It seems as though you have accidentally deleted my comment without replying, or am I mistaken and you have decided to use the theologian's age-old trick of avoiding logic-driven discourse? I have reproduced it below for you. I shall eagerly await your response. All the very best. Mathygrammar (talk) 17:16, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

You have reverted my edit on Pinafore with the comment "Rv to last good version. Please take your case to the Talk Page." As you are addressed and directed me to the Talk in a very personal way, and also implied that my edit was not good, I would suggest that you peruse Civility. I note that you and Ssilvers have had sustained friendly discourse through your Talk pages. This is a splendid thing, friendship, but I think it would be inappropriate to make nonconstructive edits if it simply means "standing up" for your buddy. Talk discussion had already been initiated, so your stating this was unnecessary. Please, feel free to join in the discussion there as to why you believe omitting a clarifying phrase is an edit that is not good.

  • Thxnks for your message. You are correct that I sccidentally deleted your message without reading it in a tidy up of my Talk Page. Firstly, I do not think there was anything uncivil in my edit, which was polite and used the word 'please'. We are all working here for a common purpose - to make a good and accurate encyclopaedia. Secondly, I was not merely standing up for my buddy; I genuinely thought your edit was unnecessary but realised you would disagree hence the offer to take it to the Talk Page for discussion. I hope that clears the matter up. Jack1956 (talk) 18:01, 10 November 2016 (UTC)
  • That does, and I do appreciate that. I have edited HMS again in accordance with what I, too, believed to be in the very nature of WP as an unbiased, accurate encyclopedia. However, at this point, I am ready to concede. I realize now that part of WP is the community itself, and so there is required a certain adaptability and flexibility in the part of the editor. I am the first to admit that I can be, well, a bit headstrong and set in my ways. I will revert to your edit and never look back, as I know it will remain in good editors' hands. Mathygrammar (talk) 18:14, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

DYK for St Mary's Church, Guildford[edit]

Updated DYK query.svg On 30 November 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article St Mary's Church, Guildford, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the funeral of the author Lewis Carroll was held at St Mary's Church in Guildford? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/St Mary's Church, Guildford. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, St Mary's Church, Guildford), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

— Maile (talk) 00:01, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Bernard Barham Woodward copyright concern[edit]

I see you have copied some material from an obituary on file at Wikisource into the above article. If the material is public domain, you need to provide attribution using {{PD-notice}}. But I don't think it is provably in the public domain in the source country, as the anonymous author of an article written in 1930 could very well not have been dead by 1946 (70 years ago). The material is likely not provably in the public domain in the United States, either. I have removed most of it. But it is still visible in the page history in case you would like to re-write it in your own words. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 22:33, 3 December 2016 (UTC)

  • Sorry about that. For some reason I assumed that as it was on a site called Wikisources it was freely available for use. Jack1956 (talk) 22:46, 3 December 2016 (UTC)
It's supposed to be, but they make mistakes I suppose. — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 12:30, 4 December 2016 (UTC)

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Photo question[edit]

Greetings, Jack...I was recently copying some of your excellent photos to Commons and I noticed you had recently visited and photographed Aldershot Military Museum - by any chance did you happen to photograph the old M and N block barracks? They are both Grade II listed buildings and the only surviving examples of barracks of that type.[2][3] Kelly hi! 13:50, 28 April 2017 (UTC)

I'm pretty sure I did and will go through my photos. If not I'm going down Monday and will take them then. Jack1956 (talk) 21:17, 29 April 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks for the photos - I did want to check with you on the identification of File:Aldershot Military Museum M Block.jpg. From what I can see of the listings and included maps, M and N blocks should be right next to each other and of basically identical construction. I think that your earlier photo File:Aldershotmilitarymuseum2.jpg may be of both M and N blocks. Kelly hi! 15:20, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
  • Yes, of course you are right. I think I was swayed by the word 'hut' in the description. Just in case I took length views of both barrack buildings. I'll put the other up,later. Jack1956 (talk) 15:42, 30 May 2017 (UTC)
    Is the current photo the museum's archives building? If so I'll rename the file. Kelly hi! 16:05, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

Congratulations![edit]

Just saw your user page update! Kelly hi! 15:55, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Συγχαρητήρια!
  • Thanks to both of you. How clever of you both to spot it too. Jack1956 (talk) 16:59, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Sorry to ruin the surprise[edit]

You left me a thank you notification for your nomination as Editor of the Week....which I much appreciate. The problem is, you should not have known about it for another seven weeks (or so) by which time it would have (and still will be) seconded and move up the Queue and be awarded about late August. We have been clerking the Editor of the Week award for many years and only rarely does the intended get "wind of it"! I accidentally pinged you by using the "User10" and then signing at the same time. I usually seperate the two actions. Anyway, let me be the first to congratulate you (seven weeks early). Thanks for all you do! ―Buster7  15:09, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

George Frederick William DeRelwyskow[edit]

Hello Jack1956

I am the Founder of the Friends of Roundhay St. John's Church, Leeds, UK. I am also the webmaster for our website, www.roundhayfriends.com. I found the postcard you have of George DeRelwyskow, 1908 and was searching to see if it was copyrighted. I would like this picture for our website as he is buried in the north yard along with several other members of his family, all involved in the wrestling scene. I have included a picture of the grave (actually the family are buried in 2 separate graves) and I thought that it would be interesting for viewers to see what this remarkable champion wrestler looked like. I understand that the photo of him in the wrestling pose is public domain.

Since you are an ecclesiastical person, obviously with many interests! I thought that you might be interested in the many other aspects of the church which is now virtually abandoned. Ancestors of the Duchess of Cambridge are buried in the south (and older) churchyard.

Keep up the good work! and Cheers, Caro. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Caro1948 (talkcontribs) 18:19, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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Like most of us Editor Jack1956 is working here for a common purpose - to make a good and accurate encyclopedia. Making improvements and contributions to articles as a result of diligent search efforts are his calling card. Many Charles Dickens wiki pages as well as those created on Gilbert & Sullivan and many others have received his careful editing. He says on his home page: "I feel as if I have been waiting for Wikipedia all my life; ever since I was a boy I have been collecting snippets of information, as well as books, pamphlets, documents and letters, photographs and postcards of people and historic events, etc." He deserves an Editor of the Week award for putting into words the feelings of many of us.

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Congrats Jack1956. This is so well deserved. I particularly enjoy the names of actors and entertainers on your "articles created" list. Thanks for all your work on the 'pedia. MarnetteD|Talk 20:15, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
Thanks very much. I feel very proud to receive such an honour and I thank Buster7 for their kind nomination. Jack1956 (talk) 20:44, 20 August 2017 (UTC)
The banner I just added here will be displayed at the WER Project page, the Editor of the Week page and in the WER Hall of Fame. ―Buster7  01:27, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
It's a great banner! We all work quietly away here with little recognition until something goes wrong so an award like this is really great. Thanks very much. Jack1956 (talk) 08:39, 23 August 2017 (UTC)
Whoa! Congratulations, Jack! Many thanks for all the great editing over the years! -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:42, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

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