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Welcome back to the Greater Manchester WikiProject.
...on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.

Welcome to the Greater Manchester WikiProject. We are a user group dedicated to improving and expanding Wikipedia's coverage of articles related to Greater Manchester, England. We cover the cities of Manchester and Salford and the boroughs of Tameside, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Bury, Bolton, Wigan and Trafford.

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Our aims in the short term, are to achieve the following:
Our aims in the mid-term, are to achieve the following:
  • Develop all of our "Top-importance" articles towards GA/FA.
  • Increase the number of members of the project to ensure we can cover a wide range of topics.
  • Assess and review all relevant articles for quality, importance and progress.
Our long term aims for the project are:
  • Improving all Wikipedia articles that are concerned with Greater Manchester, including its history, geography, people, constructions and buildings, etc. etc.
  • All relevant articles should be included in the Category:Greater Manchester or one of its subcategories.
  • Become the leading WikiProject for the United Kingdom.

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You don't need to be from Greater Manchester to help with this WikiProject. We welcome editors good with layout and prose, and non-Greater Mancunian editors who can point out when we have wrongly assumed we don't need to explain or define something for the reader, or failed to properly establish the context of an article. We ask that users be registered, and are familiar with Wikipedia's various policies.

For a list of members who have not edited Wikipedia since 1 January 2009, see list of inactive participants. Members are moved to the list if they have not made an edit to Wikipedia since 1 January 2009 as they are considered unlikely to return. If your name is on the list and you wish to return to the active participants list, please feel free to move your name. Members on the inactive list will no longer receive the WPGM newsletter.

Add yourself to our list of participants here.

User Location Interests and specialist knowledge Any relevant printed sources available
Pit-yacker* (talk)   Manchester City Centre, South Manchester, University of Manchester  
Jza84* (talk) Shaw and Crompton Greater Manchester, Oldham (and wider borough), civic history *Tradition in Action: The Historical Evolution of the Greater Manchester County, *Looking back at Crompton, *Cotton Mills of Oldham, *Textiles; It Happened Round Greater Manchester
Dpaajones* (talk) Manchester / Shropshire City of Manchester, University of Manchester, Manchester City Centre  
Mr Stephen* (talk)   Stockport & South Manchester.  
Fingerpuppet* (talk) Former resident of the area! Various bits and bobs, really!  
Erebus555* (talk) West Midlands Architecture and buildings in the area  
Oldelpaso** (talk) Manchester Sport Various Manchester City F.C. related books (list)
Ecco1983* (talk) Radcliffe, Greater Manchester Entertainment, the Bury borough  
Peteb16* (talk) Shaw and Crompton, Greater Manchester    
Fursday (talk) Withington, Greater Manchester / Greater London Manchester Academy, University of Manchester, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Withington, a few other bits and pieces  
Eric Corbett* (talk) Stretford The Trafford area  
Joshii* (talk) Live in Greater Manchester. Manchester, Tameside, Economy of county. Manchester: A History by Alan Kidd (2006)
ricmitch* (talk) Lived in Ramsbottom all my life. Ramsbottom and surrounding area, Bury, Rochdale  
GRB1972* (talk) Southport Walkden, Bolton & Manchester.  
Richerman* (talk) Prestwich most of my life, also lived in Shuttleworth for 8 years Local area around Prestwich, contributed articles on Kersal Moor and Drinkwater Park. Broughton and Cheetham Hill in Regency and Victorian Times by Monty Dobkin
WebHamster* (talk)   Interested primarily in Levenshulme. I'm a web designer, IT consultant, layout artist and amateur photographer. If it counts I'm also an ex-paramedic who used to work in the Manchester inner city area. Just started a total rewrite of the Belle Vue Zoo article.  
Geotek* (talk)   Bolton area, Stockport & Manchester / GMC Fire Brigades  
Nev1* (talk)   Trafford and Tameside  
Parrot of Doom* (talk) Flixton I grew up in Radcliffe. My main interest is local history, see my page for pages I've contributed to. I love cycling along canals and things, taking photographs as I go. I have a small collection of postcards of Flixton, Urmston, Davyhulme. One day I'll get around to uploading them all to Wikimedia Commons.
Carl* (talk) Currently Leigh Wigan, Abram, Leigh  
ukexpat* (talk) Grew up in Brooklands, now living in the USA South Manchester, Sale, Brooklands, William Hulme's Grammar School  
Mike Peel* (talk) University of Manchester University of Manchester as well as various articles on the buildings in Manchester Portrait of a University 1851-1951 by Charlton; A Portrait of the University of Manchester 1951-73, and the same for 1973-90, by David and Pullan respectively; The University at War: 1939-1946; Manchester and its region: A survey prepared for the meeting held in Manchester , August 29 to September 5, 1962 by the BAAS
Unsy770* (talk) Wigan Wigan, Ashton-In-Makerfield, Wigan Athletic
Hassocks5489* (talk) West Sussex (!) General copyediting and article improvement, incl. finding sources; transport (esp. railways and photos); spoken versions of articles Various railway books covering GM stations; anything available in Brighton & Hove or West Sussex Libraries
Paypwip* (talk) Horwich Horwich, Bolton, Clifton, Rail and Road Transport
Liquidswords* (talk) South and Central Manchester Manchester's architecture, primarily Victorian and industrial buildings. (Nothing post-war). Various
Man2* (talk) Wigan
Kieran5676* (talk) Stockport South Manchester
James50567* (talk) Glossop, Derbyshire Stockport and Tameside, Shopping Centres and other Infrastructure related articles
A1personage* (talk)
SquarePeg* (talk) Eccles, Salford Manchester United (and related articles), Salford Red Devils (and related articles), other local sports and other interesting (and uninteresting!) subjects. Books? You mean you want me to read, too?
Lozleader* (talk) Academic ivory tower Civic history and heraldry, municipal transport and other utilities Youngs' Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England, which gives details of all parishes, local government areas, parliamentary constituencies and diocesan boundaries from Tudor times to 1974. Various books on civic heraldry, some with public domain images, Edwardian cigarette cards with borough arms, some books on public transport undertakings, access to full text of acts of parliament and various academic journals.
AnIco* (talk) Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester Architecture, mathematics, physics, geography, photography and local history Not a printed source, but a great place where you can obtain information about contemporary architecture developments in Manchester is the Manchester section of the SkyscraperCity forums
Hindleyite* (talk) Hindley Wigan, in particular football, Hindley and local area A number of Wigan Athletic publications
TheFamousPeter* (talk) Wigan Wigan Athletic, anything else Wigan and my occupation: Refereeing. Wigan, with Uncle Joe's under culture and the acknowledgement of the Warriors move from the DW Stadium.
RuthAS* (talk) South Lancashire Transport history of Greater Manchester Several books on the area's transport history
Anthony of the Desert* (talk) Greater Manchester North Manchester
ClemRutter* (talk) way down south in Rochester, Kent Cotton mill and List of mills in Tameside for example, Longdendale, and other districts just outside GMC that provide support for the city: water, labour, recreation. OS maps- and old second hand books
Sitush* (talk) Whitefield Whitefield, L&Y Railway Various local histories, postcards etc
Chaosdruid* (talk) Born Dukinfield now living in Norwich Dukinfield, Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside and Glossop
Skinsmoke* (talk) Bredbury Stockport and local government Official handbooks to most pre 1974 local authorities in Greater Manchester, plus hundreds from other parts of the United Kingdom
Majorly* (talk) Interested in history, old buildings, locations in South Greater Manchester. Can probably help in other areas too. None personally but I have easy access to a library
Sharadjalota456* (talk) Baguley, Greater Manchester Manchester United, Baguley and surrounding areas
Juliancolton* (talk) New York, USA, though interested in the Manchester area Roads, perhaps
Sansonic* (talk) Heaton Chapel, Stockport Concentrations of wealth and other Socio-economic issues
J3Mrs* (talk) Tyldesley and neighbouring towns Various local history books
LearnedRobb* (talk) Gorton Manchester and Greater Manchester Minoroty sports in the Greater Manchester area, especially ice hockey
mapmark* (talk) Former resident now in Paris, France Started Manchester Corporation Tramways, Cottonopolis, Picc-Vic tunnel, List of national radio programmes made in Manchester, 2ZY, loud'n'proud, Kiss 102, Travel to Work Area, Manchester Mayfield Station. Contributed to: Manchester Metrolink, History of Manchester, Transport in Manchester, Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive, Greater Manchester County Council, Metropolitan borough, M postcode area, Media in Manchester, List of television shows set in Manchester, BBC Radio 1, Telephone exchange names and Second city of the United Kingdom Many transport reference books
wisdom and effort* (talk) Fallowfield Science & Engineering achievements in Manchester, Manchester transport
Tong22* (talk) North Manchester and Bury MB maybe Governance, Transport (chiefly Light Rail) and GM tidbits.
Msn164* (talk) Tameside Planes, Radio, TV, Internet, web design, and general knowledge.
WatcherZero* (talk) Wigan Wigan, Local Transport, City Governance
Jp4712* (talk) Lichfield but formerly of Whitefield Road passenger transport, railways Journal Editor of the Greater Manchester Transport Society that operates Greater Manchester's Museum of Transport. Access to the Museum's archives with many primary and secondary research resources.
Chorlton Bloke*(talk) South Manchester Canals Local History An ever changing selection of books relating to the area. Maps old and modern.
Gonads3*(talk) Stockport Sport
Stevo1000 (talk) South Manchester Sport (Manchester City), architecture and buildings, media
Doh5678 (talk) Walkden Various
User:Aa2-2004 (talk) South Manchester Aim to translate articles into Arabic Wikipedia
User:GoldRock23* (talk) Sale, Manchester A variety of information
Dootson* (talk) Swinton, Manchester Moorside High School, The Swinton High School, St Peter's C of E Primary School and Swinton
doctorkohaku* (talk) Manchester
The Vintage Feminist* (talk) Trafford General local knowledge, politics and some theatre history. Use of local libraries and a fairly good idea where to find other information.
Patch1969* (talk) Tameside, Greater Manchester Just interested in getting Manchester on the map(in Wiki)
CorrectiveMeasures* (talk) Longsight Familiar with Manchester, it's college and high schools and it's districts.
David Edgar (talk) Rusholme / Longsight South Manchester, cycling, transport, art and music

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Below is a bot generated table of the assessment process of WikiProject Greater Manchester supported articles. See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Greater Manchester/Assessment. The stats are generated automatically every 2–3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering Greater_Manchester into the Category box here.

As of 18 October 2011, the proportion of all articles with a project banner assessed is:

96.6% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


Click here to see a monthly break down of the Project's progress.

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Further information: [[How to write about settlements]]

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We at Greater Manchester WikiProject think that Greater Manchester is an important area of the world, and worthy of encyclopedic recognition!

Users are encouraged to nominate eligible articles for the Did you know? section of the Main page.

There are many, many interesting facts about the Greater Manchester area as outlined below (note, each is verifiable with citation found within the article itself). You may wish to add your own trivia you find to this list:

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Hulme Arch Bridge

Village of Denshaw

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Winston Churchill 1900

Henry Taylor

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Rochdale Town Hall, Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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GM-TOWER.png Online resources[edit]

The following table shows useful, reliable sources that have been shared by our members to mutually improve the coverage of Greater Manchester. Websites listed here include primary, secondary and tertiary source material on everything from ancient history to contemporary economic statistics. Members may wish to refer to this section to gather material for developing pages.

To add a new source to this list, click here.

Hyperlink Content Quick reference Suitability
A select gazetteer of local government areas, Greater Manchester County A detailed gazetteer of townships, Urban districts and boroughs that today form Greater Manchester. *Governance *Geography Suitable for settlement type articles, and as a source about local government history and local government boundary changes.
A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 4 Detailed local histories of most of Greater Manchester, as well as parts of Liverpool. *History Suitable for most locality/settlement articles. High quality source full of detailed facts and commentaries.
Historical and Genealogical Information for the Region Anciently Known as the Salford Hundred This site exhibits information about the Salford Hundred, its townships, their history and related genealogical information. All of which is supported by a chronological list of events for the region. *History *Geography Suitable for most locality/settlement articles. Has some maps, etymologies and historical commentary. History of Greater Manchester's roads, from City of Manchester Plan 1945 - to the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan 2. *Transport Suitable for material about transport infrastructure and history in Greater Manchester. Official site of GM Buses, including history and gallery. *Transport Suitable for material about transport infrastructure and history in Greater Manchester.
A Vision of Britain Through Time A vision of Britain between 1801 and 2001. Including maps, statistical trends and historical descriptions. *History *Governance *Geography *Demography Suitable for most locality/settlement articles. High quality secondary source full of detailed facts and commentaries. Particularly useful for historic districts and their population.
Neighbourhood Statistics This site allows you to find detailed contemporary statistics within specific geographic areas, for example within a civil parish, or postcode area. *Demography *Economy Suitable for most locality/settlement articles. High quality primary source with in-depth analysis of data.
A Topographical Dictionary of England (1848) Contains detailed historic topographical accounts of places, parishes and counties in England. Originally published in 1848 in four volumes, here given together digitally. *History *Geography *Geology Suitable for most locality/settlement articles. High quality, historic primary source. The official tourism website for Greater Manchester. *Economy *Tourism *Culture Suitable as a source about landmarks, places of interest and elements of the economic activity of Greater Manchester.
The SELNEC Preservation Society Website principally involved with the cataloging and preservation of public passenger buses from the Greater Manchester area from 1968. *Transport Suitable only as a tertiary source for material about transport infrastructure and history in Greater Manchester. The Geograph British Isles project is an open source collection of geographically representative photographs and information for every square kilometre of the British Isles. Contains images of Greater Manchester available for use on articles under the Creative Commons licence. *Photographs Suitable for all articles related to the project.
The Manchester Geographical Society Resources concerning local geography such as fieldwork guides, physical geography, transport geography, historical geography, canals etc. Also sells early copies of "The North West Geographer" journal and has later copies available for free download *Geography Suitable as source for a wide range of geographical material such as physical geography, transport history, use of urban space, impact of urbanisation etc.
A Key to English Place Names A searchable index of place-names, their origin and possible meaning. *Toponymy Suitable as a source that offers suggestions what place names may mean for a given number of places.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Authoritative biographies of important historical figures *Notable residents Used to be a subscription only site, but almost all of the GM boroughs now seem to have joined, so all you have to do is to enter your local library card number.
Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Office) Website of the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. *History *Governance *Culture. Predominantly about the ceremonial post and its duties, but also some history and coverage about Greater Manchester as a whole.
Manchester City Council 24 hour library Contains a good range of very useful sources including the Oxford English Dictionary, 200 years of archives of The Times, Encyclopaedia Brittanica material, British Standards Online, Naxos Music Library, Newsbank, Oxford Art Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Language Dictionaries, Oxford Music Online, Oxford Reference, and others. *Culture A prime source of information. Free registration is required, the link gives details. For those with Firefox, the 'Sxipper' add-on will store your login details.
e-mapping Victorian Cheshire *EXAMPLE CATEGORY

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