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North East power station images[edit]

Hey, thanks for getting in touch. Any contributions or images are very helpful. The best place to upload your images would be the commons, the upload page for which is here. Like wikipedia you just make an account and then start uploading you pictures. Make sure to categorise your pictures so they're easy to find, or if not, feel free to link your uploads to my talk page on wikipedia. I really look forward to seeing your images. Fintan264 (talk) 14:11, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

HMS Calliope (1884)[edit]

Hello Robert. I have a request for the new museum project.

HMS Calliope (1884) served as a training ship on the Tyne from 1907 until 1951. The featured article on it contains one poor-quality image during this part of the ship's career, and there is one other photo [1] at Commons, which shows the vessel at Blyth. Any other photographs and additional detail on the vessel and its stations between 1907 and 1951 would be welcome.

If this request should be posted elsewhere, please let me know.

Best regards, Kablammo (talk) 15:26, 18 April 2013 (UTC)

Hello I have extracted this from the museum catalogue [2]

photograph Other Name print & b.w. Description Photograph, black and white, contact print showing a view of the RNR Drillship, HMS Calliope berthed at Vickers Armstrong, Elswick. Access to the ship was via a subway from Scotswood Road through the Elswick Works.Notice the foyboat under sail to the left with a totally inappropriate jury rigged sail Made From photograph:- paper Location In Store Department History Collection Maritime History Unique Object Number TWCMS : 2009.5132 Dimensions photograph - W.65 x L.90 mm


and from the archives [3]

1 AF.RNR1 CollectionSummary Royal Naval Reserve, Tyne Division 2 DS.WP/2/8/1 Item Correspondence and papers relating to a dispute between John Preston, broker and William Pickersgill & Sons Ltd May 1900 - September 1901 3 DT.RH/20/74 Item Job number 3018, bookends for presentation to Duchess of Northumberland for HMS Calliope nd [c 1952]

which amounts to saying that it may be worth coming in and looking at AF.RNR1 in the archives at Discovery Museum.

On the archives site click on the 1 against AF.RNR1 and you get a lot more information. Link below may do it:

[4]

Ideally with the Wikimedian in Residence material find me as TWAMWIR. Robert

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June 2013[edit]

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Newcastle meetup[edit]

Hi Robert, please forgive the intrusion. I'm hoping to establish a regular Wikipedia meetup in Newcastle, the first of which is to be held on 15 September. Since you did a residency at at the Tyne & Wear Museum, I hoped you might be interested. If you can make it, please do sign up on Meta, and if you can't make this one but would be interested in future Newcastle meetups, please add your name to the "apologies" section so we know there's interest. Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:47, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Your friendly meetup reminder service![edit]

Hi Robert, just thought I'd drop you a line about the Newcastle meetup on Sunday. I saw your note that you're being pulled in different directions, but it would be great if you could make it, even if it was only or an hour or so—I'd be interested to hear about you experience at the T&W Museum. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 13:58, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Hi Robert, will you or Toni be attending tomorrow? I'd be really interested in talking further about what Toni messaged me about if either of you are able to make it down. Fintan264 (talk) 13:59, 14 September 2013 (UTC)
It is in my thinking to try to be there from 1300, I absolutely need to be in Hexham by 1600.Robertforsythe (talk) 09:58, 15 September 2013 (UTC)

Mining Institute Editathon 6th November 2013[edit]

Robert will be going to this editathon https://wiki.wikimedia.org.uk/wiki/Editathon,_North_of_England_Institute_of_Mining_and_Mechanical_Engineers Robertforsythe (talk) 09:15, 24 September 2013 (UTC) .

Thanks for the sandbox tip and for letting me know about the event on 6 Nov. I'd have loved to have gone along but we live in the south of England and I get up north only occasionally. I'm very much a "cub" Wikipedian and most of my time's occupied with http://www.theblacketts.com I've just got your message that the Christopher Blackett page has got the ok and thanks for that. I'll also shortly be submitting a page on Hill Blackett, a 1930s Chicago ad man whose agency fathered the soap opera. Cheers and thanks again, Al kirtley (talk) 10:20, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Have you seen the link I posted to a Google search on him in the Mining Institute? I am currently in the institute surrounded by Blackett materials we have dug out. Check out my Wiki Commons uploads later in the day to see if we achieve an upload. Robertforsythe (talk) 10:33, 15 October 2013 (UTC)

Fenwicks and Corbridge[edit]

Thanks for the thanks. I was only visiting the North East on Wikipedia today because I am developing an article on Henry Jones of Oxfordshire who won the equivalent of a VC for his part in the Battle of the Dunes (1658). That particular biography is of interest to me because I am creating biography articles for all the men who who do not have one and who appear a new article I created Knights, baronets and peers of the Protectorate.

Henry's award is unusual as only one other knighthood was given for outstanding valour during the Protectorate. The other was to the Navel captain Richard Stayner doing the sort of thing that Nelson's "band of brothers" would become famous for a century and a half later.

The problem I am having with Henry Jones is I want to include a link the article I am developing to a Lieutenant-Colonel Fenwick who was killed in the Battle of the Dunes in the words of a contemporary newspaper "Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Fenwick (who sustaining the first fury of the enemy, received his death's-wound, and lies asleep in the bed of honor)". As you can see here, which Fenwick is a subject I have brushed up against over a year ago and would like to find a resolution (as it now affects two different articles). So Googeling around I cam across a source that allowed me to expand the article on the stub John Fenwick (MP for Morpeth). It was only two new facts. (1) he was at the siege of Newcastle (hence my quick look and edit to that page) and that he was involved in a skirmish at Corbridge.

So now to the meat of my posting here. This is a request that if you have an interest and can find some information the please write short stub at battle of Corbridge (1644) as would remove a red link from John Fenwick (MP for Morpeth) -- A Google search on [Skirmish 1644 Corbridge] returns some information such as this and this. It is too many degrees of separation from what I am developing at the moment so I will not be writing that stub in the near future. -- PBS (talk) 12:47, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the request which is certainly an interesting one. From the two on line leads I can see there is a story although hardly yet the content even for a stub. My own period of reference tends to the industrial revolution and latter. I have two books Historic Corbridge Its streets and buildings by David Waugh and A battlefield atlas of the English Civil War by Anthony Barker. Neither help. How about posting your request on the talk page for Corbridge. Robertforsythe (talk) 14:40, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Explaining[edit]

I patrolled your page. I went through the enormously-backlogged list of newly-created pages and confirmed that your page was okay: not spam, not an attack page, not a copyright violation, not any of the other reasons for which I would delete someone's page without asking. Then I clicked "patrolled" to remove it from the list of "pages that have not yet been patrolled", and moved on to the next entry. That's all. DS (talk) 15:02, 27 December 2013 (UTC) DS (talk) 15:02, 27 December 2013 (UTC)

Kinetite[edit]

I've just written a stub article at Kinetite, an explosive developed in the 1880s. It could do with more work, when looking for sources online (unfortunately many behind paywalls) the search term "kinetite" -"star wars" -sith is useful as there is a fictional energy ball by this name in the Star Wars universe. I'm leaving you this message as google found a few references in the Transactions and other documents of the Mining Institute. Reference 6 of the article was the only one that I could get anything from the summary or snippet they have online, but you or someone else there could probably find useful sources in person. Thryduulf (talk) 18:03, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for drawing my attention to this. I agree that Kinetite gets no hits. I did try this search http://opac.mininginstitute.org.uk/cgi-bin/koha/opac-search.pl?q=Explosive&branch_group_limit= and there are a lot of hits. I am sure Kinetite has its coverage in the library either in these books or in the Transactions of the various institutions. It is quite possible something more specific will simply cross my eyes and I will try to react when it does. Robertforsythe (talk) 12:17, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
Further thoughts. I checked the printed NEIMME index for 1889-1905. All sorts of ites and no Kinetite. Also some thoughts on checking NEIMME transactions. Many of these are digitised and here is a searching mechanism. Go to https://www.mininginstitute.org.uk/library/journals/NEIMMEtrans.html .Then choose a volume. Once it has entirely downloaded a control f should find content. Robertforsythe (talk) 13:51, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Robert Stephenson[edit]

Hi Robertforsythe, Good Morning! I revert your change to Robert Stephenson as that article on Robert Stephenson and Company is already linked in the article; multiple wikilinks is a common criticism when taking an article through to Featured Article. As a style thing, but I thought I would use Robert Stephenson & Co. as a short form after I had introduced the subject. Edgepedia (talk) 05:46, 26 March 2014 (UTC)

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Wikimedian in Residence BoF at Wikimania 2017[edit]

Hello!

My name is David Alves (User:Horadrim~usurped), and I'm an Wikipedian in Residence at RIDC NeuroMat (User:Horadrim). I've reach your contact through the Wikimedian in residence page in Outreach. As you may know, Wikimania 2017 is coming! I am here because, as a fellow WiR, I believe this would be a great opportunity for us to share experiences, discuss difficulties and exchange solutions, creating a community among us capable of supporting in other projects that would benefit from residents. In that sense, I have submitted a proposal of a Birds of a Feather activity to Wikimania that you can check out here. I hope to count with your support in this project and would like to invite you to join us if you participate in Wikimania. In case of any doubts, please feel free to contact me, either in my talk pages or by e-mail at david.alves(at)outlook.com.

Thank you very much! ‎Horadrim~usurped (talk) 00:33, 13 April 2017 (UTC)