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Stub templates[edit]

Hi, thanks for the work on the Middlesbrough articles. Just a note on stub templates they should appear after categories spaces by 2 blank lines as per WP:LAYOUT. Keith D (talk) 01:35, 26 November 2009 (UTC)

Manor House Museum and others[edit]

Hi Stuffed cat - thanks for all the nav plates on the museum pages that I edit. Much appreciated!--Storye book (talk) 15:26, 3 December 2009 (UTC)

Croft viaduct[edit]

Hi. I'm interested in creating an article about the Croft viaduct, which carries the East Coast Mainline over the river Tees near Croft-on-Tees. I haven't been able to find out much about it yet but I know it was built as a series of skew arches by the Great North of England Railway to a set of principles formulated by Peter Nicholson. The fact that it's a skew bridge puts it high on my list of priorities and the fact that it crosses the Tees is, I hope, of interest to you, given your entry here. Would you be interested in co-operating on this project? MegaPedant (talk) 02:31, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Help with Article[edit]

I cannot give you any real help with your railway viaduct article however I can give some advice based on my experiences putting together Wikipedia articles.
As for researching on the web, I use Google and Yahoo on Firefox with the Zotero addon. Without Zotero, documenting and organising web research would be extremely difficult if not actually unthinkable, so I can thoroughly recommend it. Zotero can turn a bit awkward at times but it has never actually lost anything and is getting better with each revision. That said I would find out how you backup Zotero files and folders before you go very far with it. My only difficulty with it is creating tags that are synonymous 'duplicates' which I then have to sort out later on. Can I recommend using heirachical tags in lowercase using a pipe '|' separator, e.g.
as this keeps similar topics together alphabetically. Zotero's tag 'Filter' allows keyword searching of tags and you can also 'Search' local copies of web pages for keywords. The local copies of webpages are particularly useful if and when websites/webpages are down or disappear. The Wikipedia citation text can be obtained by simple drag-and-drop from the webpage list.
I tend to confine myself to online sources as these are easy to find/access and validate/verify and others have done the leg-work. I can imagine that finding sources for Croft railway viaduct might be difficult if confined to online sources though Google Books might turn up something. Finding information on recently constructed or particularly prominent or notable bridges isn't too difficult, it's the rest that pose a difficulty. That said Michael Makepeace's 'Bridges on the Tyne' website is a start. He gets much of his information from books on the topic and will contact relevant organisations. Who would be a relevant organisation for your viaduct? Perhaps Railtrack's maintenance section. What does the reference section of the local central library have and what advice can they offer? I'm not advocating a trip to Boston Spa but they might do a few photocopies of relevant book for a nominal fee if you can only find out what pages you want. Maybe its worth using Google books here. I don't have any books myself on any structures apart from a recent purchase on pleasure piers. If the structure is significant enough I also put it on Structurae with weblinks and a pile of images.
I had thoughts on doing the Tees river bridges up to Yarm and have researched some of them but not got round to creating any articles beyond Teesquay Millennium Bridge. Any further up-river than Yarm would be unfamiliar territory for me. If I recall correctly, one road bridge under Yarm rail viaduct is a skew arch so perhaps that's an area for co-operation although some railway viaduct information already exists on the Yarm page.
Hope that helps. JY
Many thanks for your long and considered reply. I'll certainly give Zotero a look. I'm used to working on articles mostly single-handed, being the main or sole contributor to the following articles: Skew arch, Kielder Viaduct, Neidpath Viaduct, Lyne Viaduct, Southdown Road Skew Bridge, Hereford Road Skew Bridge and Peter Nicholson (architect), most of which are fairly obscure. I'm reasonably familiar with Yarm Viaduct: there's a photo of the two arches (out of a total of 43) that are skewed on the Skew arch page, but I don't have much information on Croft Viaduct, other than that it was one of the earliest (though highly successful) applications of Peter Nicholson's method of construction. Nevertheless, I'll follow the leads you have given me and start an article in a sandbox in my private namespace. Once it has matured a little I'll move it out to the public namespace. Many thanks again. MegaPedant (talk) 22:23, 20 January 2010 (UTC)

Siemens VAI Engineering[edit]

Where did you get this name you put on the Vai disambiguation page? I wondered why I had created a redirect for this term but I can't seem to find anything online about it.

If you know anything, please tell me. I made the mistake of trying to start an article on Fuchs Systems, which had a plant near where I live until 10 years ago. The building is still empty and I saw it yesterday.

What I ended up with was a confusing series of mergers and similar company names.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 21:48, 2 June 2010 (UTC)


I can only think I got the name 'Siemens VAI' from the front of this building: Wikimapia: off Fudan Way in the Teesdale Business Park in Thornaby-on-Tees, Stockton-on-Tees. For image see:

But you will have to use Google Earth if you want to see it for yourself.


Reply to reply[edit]

You said "Siemens VAI". That's not "Siemens VAI Engineering". Yet you put "Engineering" on the disambiguation page.

Anyway, I have fixed that page and made sure the company name is correct in the articles I've updated. So you don't know anything about the company? It's very confusing, because it appears VA Tech Wabag bought it, and yet there are sources that say it is still a Siemens division. The important thing is I still have no idea who owns Fuchs, the company that closed the empty factory I passed earlier in the week.Vchimpanzee · talk · contributions · 18:40, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

Reviewer rights[edit]

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Hello. Your account has been granted the "reviewer" userright, allowing you to review other users' edits on certain flagged pages. Pending changes, also known as flagged protection, will be commencing a two-month trial at approximately 23:00, 2010 June 15 (UTC).

Reviewers can review edits made by users who are not autoconfirmed to articles placed under flagged protection. Flagged protection is applied to only a small number of articles, similarly to how semi-protection is applied but in a more controlled way for the trial.

When reviewing, edits should be accepted if they are not obvious vandalism or BLP violations, and not clearly problematic in light of the reason given for protection (see Wikipedia:Reviewing process). More detailed documentation and guidelines can be found here.

If you do not want this userright, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time. Keith D (talk) 23:34, 15 June 2010 (UTC)

Charles Pierre Melly[edit]

Thanks for that! It's one I've been planning for some time, as we have a bit of a family connection. I'd not started it though, as I'd found a lack of WP-acceptable sources.

I guess you're already planning on the George Melly connection and the Melly drinking fountains?

These might be interesting: I've a bookful somewhere (I have the book, can't remember where I put the scans). Odd sketches of Albert's "Three Men in a Boat" summer holidays, and his exercises with the territorial RGA. Andy Dingley (talk) 23:34, 26 July 2013 (UTC)

Peggy Duncan Edwards[edit]

Wife of "Jerry Desmonde"

Birth details:

Name: Peggy D Edwards Mother's Maiden Name: Faley Registration Year: 1912 Registration Quarter: Apr-May-Jun Registration district: Epping Volume: 4a Page: 939

Marriage details:

Name: Peggy D Edwards Spouse Surname: Sadler Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1930 Registration district: Lambeth Inferred County: Surrey Volume Number: 1d Page Number: 386

Their son:

Name: Gerald J D Sadler Mother's Maiden Surname: Edwards Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1945 Registration district: Hampstead Inferred County: Greater London Volume Number: 1a Page Number: 615

I do not give a fig that you have it wrong just by coping other who also have it wrong.

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