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Category:Geordie Dialect Authors[edit]

I have proposed that Category:Geordie Dialect Authors should be deleted.

Input from members of this project would be welcome at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2010 January 13#Category:Geordie_Dialect_Authors. --BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 06:12, 13 January 2010 (UTC)

WP 1.0 bot announcement[edit]

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Unreferenced living people articles bot[edit]

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Stella power stations[edit]

I am not the author of Stella power stations but I think that it's good enough to be a Featured Article. Before it's (prematurely?) made a candidate, what do you people think? (This is crossposted from WP Energy. Please comment at Talk:Stella power stations.) Morenoodles (talk) 09:48, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Looks good to me - FA can be a tedious process involving lots of additional work, so it might be worth asking the main authors of the page what they think first, and if they have time at the moment to make edits/clarifications/rewrites within a short time span. Looking at the edit history, User:Fintan264 seems to be the big cheese, and he has noted that he's on a Wikibreak at present. Good luck with it if you decide to nominate it - I'll be supporting. Bob talk 10:02, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

Trinity Square (Gateshead)[edit]

Would it be possible for someone in Gatehead/Newcastle to take a picture of the car park demolition, please? (I don't live in Ncl any more) Bob talk 12:20, 26 July 2010 (UTC)

Rothbury: Councillor Bridgett[edit]

Could someone advise please? Councillor Bridgett seems intent on promoting his own name into the lead of the Rothbury article. I see no other articles in the 'major settlements' of Template:Northumberland where individual councillors are even mentioned, let alone self-edited into it, let alone right up in the article lead. I'm at the point of WP:3RR with this. For background please check my edit history, Councillor Bridgett's edit history, the Rothbury edit history of today (1 Aug) and the consistency of the various Northumberland place articles in this regard. Thanks. If I am out of line, please advise me. Feline Hymnic (talk) 18:35, 1 August 2010 (UTC)

No, I can't find fault with your thinking: a mayor maybe but one of many non-notable representatives at local and national level? And that's even without the blatant COI concerns. I noticed there's a page for the council which wasn't linked from Rothbury so I've linked it, and that would be where I'd expect to find names of county councillors, if I were looking for them.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 19:11, 1 August 2010 (UTC)


The Cheshire portal has been nominated for Featured Portal status. To join the discussion, visit Wikipedia:Featured portal candidates/Portal:Cheshire. Espresso Addict (talk) 23:06, 13 September 2010 (UTC)

Keys to the Past site moved[edit]

I don't know who else has used it but this site which has a database of listed buildings in County Durham and Northuberland has moved, but it's easy to convert the old URLs to new ones. If they looked like this:

the following should work

--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 14:43, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the information. Bob talk 16:28, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject Tyne and Wear articles have been selected for the Wikipedia 0.8 release[edit]

Version 0.8 is a collection of Wikipedia articles selected by the Wikipedia 1.0 team for offline release on USB key, DVD and mobile phone. Articles were selected based on their assessed importance and quality, then article versions (revisionIDs) were chosen for trustworthiness (freedom from vandalism) using an adaptation of the WikiTrust algorithm.

We would like to ask you to review the WikiProject Tyne and Wear articles and revisionIDs we have chosen. Selected articles are marked with a diamond symbol (♦) to the right of each article, and this symbol links to the selected version of each article. If you believe we have included or excluded articles inappropriately, please contact us at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8 with the details. You may wish to look at your WikiProject's articles with cleanup tags and try to improve any that need work; if you do, please give us the new revisionID at Wikipedia talk:Version 0.8. We would like to complete this consultation period by midnight UTC on Sunday, November 14th.

We have greatly streamlined the process since the Version 0.7 release, so we aim to have the collection ready for distribution by the end of October, 2010. As a result, we are planning to distribute the collection much more widely, while continuing to work with groups such as One Laptop per Child and Wikipedia for Schools to extend the reach of Wikipedia worldwide. Please help us, with your WikiProject's feedback!

If you have already provided feedback, we deeply appreciate it. For the Wikipedia 1.0 editorial team, SelectionBot 16:39, 6 November 2010 (UTC)

WikiProject cleanup listing[edit]

I have created together with Smallman12q a toolserver tool that shows a weekly-updated list of cleanup categories for WikiProjects, that can be used as a replacement for WolterBot and this WikiProject is among those that are already included (because it is a member of Category:WolterBot cleanup listing subscriptions). See the tool's wiki page, this project's listing in one big table or by categories and the index of WikiProjects. Svick (talk) 20:25, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Suggestion to rename assessment categories for this project[edit]

Greeting WikiProject North East England, it was noticed recently that your project was one of 11 out of about 1660 WikiProjects that preceed the assessment categories with WikiProject. All the rest state only the subject (ex. North East England vice WikiProject North East England). In an effort to standardize the assessment categories and make it easier to identify the scope of articles we would like to change the assessment categories of your project from WikiProject North East England to simply North East England to be in-line with all the others. Before doing this we would like your input on this change to ensure that it meets the consensus of your project. It was also noted that the assessment categories for this project say Tyne and wear which redirects to WikiProject North East England and we were wondering if this should be changed to North East England. This would make it clearer to folks not from England what the scope of the project is and eliminate the need for the redirect. Cheers! --Kumioko (talk) 16:53, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

I think this is somewhat moribund project ... the renaming you've outlined is very sensible and I'd suggest you go ahead. Thanks. --Tagishsimon (talk) 17:30, 12 November 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Ill give it a few days and see if there are any more comments. I appreciate the quick response. --Kumioko (talk) 17:41, 12 November 2010 (UTC)

Great North Road[edit]

Proposing a split from A1 road (Great Britain). See Talk:A1 road (Great Britain)#Great North Road (Split?). Simply south...... 19:06, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Request: Woodhorn Lane photo[edit]

If there's anyone in the Ashington area, I could use a picture of Woodhorn Lane for the Ashington A.F.C. article that I've been working on. If you can take it, I'd be appreciative. Thanks! - Wmcduff (talk) 00:20, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Project category names[edit]

Despite the fact that this project ceased to be WikiProject Tyne and Wear four years ago, the quality and importance assessment categories still use the name, e.g. Category:Unknown-importance WikiProject Tyne and Wear articles. Shouldn't these be changed? Alzarian16 (talk) 22:05, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Yes. But the project is pretty much moribund, sadly. --Tagishsimon (talk) 22:07, 24 March 2011 (UTC)
Pity. Any chance it could be revived? Similar sized areas like Lancashire and Cumbria and Yorkshire have highly active projects, and better articles as a result. Something similar should be possible for the North East. Alzarian16 (talk) 13:38, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

Ponteland - error in Landmarks[edit]

Looking at the Landmarks section for Ponteland - I think that the insert for George Hall is erroneous; the link appears to refer to a building which currently houses a darts player in the south of England ! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:40, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

I had a look, but I don't quite understand what you mean - do you mean that the link goes to a disambiguation page? Bob talk 17:58, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done An internet search for "George Hall" + Ponteland produces nothing useful. I have assumed that it is vandalism (on 22 October 2009 by which was partially reverted. Twiceuponatime (talk) 08:50, 18 May 2011 (UTC)


I have cleaned up, and retitled, a book about the region. It is now available at Book:North East England. Hopefully, the project can maintain it. - Presidentman (talk · contribs) (Talkback) Random Picture of the Day 21:50, 22 May 2011 (UTC)


Not sure if anyone is still around (I see Bob pottering about from time to time but that's all) but I am planning to have a real go at sorting out the Gateshead article once my present WP:GAN and WP:FAC submissions have completed (for better or worse). Frankly, that (important) article is a mess and needs I think a lot of work. Was hoping someone might fancy volunteering to help out- I suspect it might be a bit of a tough job... Meetthefeebles (talk) 22:23, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Uhuru Ministries problem[edit]

Having just started to try to contribute, I think everything is a hard job on Wikipedia. My first article was instantly flagged for rapid deletion and when I tried to improve it my improvement was rapidly reverted. If anyone is still in here and knows the wonderful charity Uhuru Ministries then perhaps they can help improve the stub article about them before it is culled. KRHSmith 22:42, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

I have a busy job and life so if this article fails I don't expect to contribute again before I retire! Or am I being too easily discouraged? KRHSmith 22:42, 13 October 2012 (UTC)

Training event for UK Wikimedians[edit]

Wikimedia UK is committed to supporting our volunteers and to encourage them to teach others how to edit Wikipedia, we are running a weekend training workshop that will take place on the weekend of 23–24 February in Newcastle. We would particularly encourage anyone from North East England and Scotland to attend. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 11:00, 11 January 2013 (UTC)

The response from the community is that a different location would be easier for volunteers to get to. As such the training session will be held in Manchester on the same dates. If you're still interested please take a look at the event page for further details. I apologise if anyone here had been planning on attending the event but now won't be able to. Please get in touch and help us plan future events! Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:49, 18 January 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedian in Residence: Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums[edit]

Hi all,

Just to let you know that the Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums are advertising for a Wikipedian in Residence (announcement). It's a funded post, part-time through spring and early summer, based in Newcastle (so may well suit a student). Applications are open until 4th March. They're particularly interested in the prospect of someone wanting to work with the shipbuilding & industrial history collections, and digitising some of the material they have in their archives.

Details are available on their website, and there's some details about other upcoming UK residency programs here.

Please pass this on to anyone who might be interested, and feel free to get in touch with me if you've any questions! Andrew Gray (talk) 15:12, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Spending time with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums on Wiki[edit]

The previous heading spoke about a Wikimedian in Residence for Tyne and Wear. I am that person and the project page is here. If you are editing in the North East and wish to come to the Discovery Museum in Newcastle which is where the Archives are held, there could be scope for arranging an editathon in subjects which tie into the area and the collections the service holds. It would need to be during a weekday, possibly a Monday which is when maximum number of machines with internet access could be obtained. No WIFI sorry. So this is a feeler to to find out who is out there and what possible links gel with Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. A good number of interesting subjects from our area are not yet covered on Wikipedia or need further editing. The Armstrong No.1 Gun or the RMS_Mauretania_(1906) liner builders model in the collections here are examples. In the residency more material will be shared with Wiki Commons and you can find that here . TWAMWIR (talk) 12:20, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia user and editathon opportunities at Discovery Museum Newcastle Upon Tyne[edit]

  • Learning at Work does connect to Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums service. As part of the Wikimedian in Residency's outreach we will hold a Wiki Users / Editathon session on Monday 20th May in the Discovery Museum Archives Search room. This would be for members of staff, volunteers, Wikimedia editors active in the North East and others with a burning interest in the linkage between Wikiproject:GLAMWiki and this service. Initial expressions of interest gratefully recieved by myself. There will be morning and afternoon sessions at 10am and 2pm.
  • Using the same pattern for a Wiki Users / Editathon session in the Discovery Museum Archives Search room (above) a similar event targetting people outside the Archives & Museums Service but interested in it and Wikimedia will be held in the same venue and same hours on Monday June 3rd. Sessions will start at 10am and 2pm. Other times by negotiation. Please pre-book. For both events internet enabled terminals will be available. Wifi is not available.

TWAMWIR (talk) 15:40, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Scotswood category[edit]

Hi all, my knowledge of North East English geography is pretty much limited to having read Alice in Sunderland, so I'm confused about what Category:Scotswood is supposed to be describing. Your input at Wikipedia:Categories for discussion/Log/2013 July 10#Category:Scotswood would be appreciated. Thanks, BDD (talk) 06:06, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia meetup in Newcastle[edit]

Hi folks, Wikipedians have meetups in various cities around the UK, and I'm attempting to establish one in Newcastle, the first of which will be on 15 September. It would be wonderful to see some of you there, so if you can make it, please do sign up (or just turn up if you don't want to sign up publicly). If the date doesn't work for you but you'd be interested in future meetups in Newcastle, please add your name to the "apologies" section so we know there's interest. Thanks, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 12:46, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Please help get North East England ready for the start of the Wiki Loves Monuments competition on 1st September[edit]

In September the UK is taking part for the first time in the international photography competition Wiki Loves Monuments. Participants will be invited to submit pictures of listed buildings of significant importance (grades I or grade II*), as recorded by English Heritage. The main external website for competitors can be found here, and you can leave a message there if you have queries about competing. Do please join in, and let people in your local area know of this excellent way in which both existing and new Wiki users can help improve the encyclopaedia by contributing photographs of local listed structures. What about organizing a local Wikimeet to attract new people?

In preparation for the start of the competition on 1st September there is still quite a lot of work to do, and we would like to ask for the help of members of this wikiproject. Your local and expert knowledge will be invaluable in ensuring that the lists of eligible buildings are up to date and correctly formatted. If you look at Listed buildings in the United Kingdom you will see how many structures are included. If you then follow the link to Listed buildings in England, you can get to the detailed lists for your area. Alternatively have a look at the WLM planning table. Can you help to ensure that the lists for your area are up to date and well presented?

Some of the lists have been semi-automatically generated from data provided by English Heritage. These use pre formatted templates (eg EH header) which will make it much easier for competition participants to upload their photographs to Commons as an automated process. Please don't change the template structure, as we need to ensure that the templates are properly compatible with the WLM standards that are in use worldwide. The format will allow a bot automatically to collect the information and to put it into the international Monuments Database.

The data still needs the attention of local editors:

  • The "title" may need wikilinking to a suitable article name (whether we currently have that article or not). If there are several buildings in one street all of the wikilinks point at an article about the street; however each entry has a separate line in the list.
  • The "location" column looks and sorts better if just the parish or town is included (& wikilinked).
  • The "date completed" column sometimes has eg "C19" for 19th century, and "C1850" for c. 1850 when the date is uncertain - these need to be corrected manually.
  • The "grid ref & lat & long" (which is occasionally missing) may be given to 8 characters — only 6 (grid ref) or 5 (lat & long) are really needed.
  • Clicking on the "list entry number" should take you to the data sheet for that entry on the English Heritage database which can be checked if needed for details.
  • The image column should have a picture added if we already have a suitable image on Commons. (N.B. if you are going to be taking photos yourself for inclusion in the competition don't upload them until September)
  • References may be added according to normal WP practice.

For further information, please see Commons:Wiki Loves Monuments 2013 in the United Kingdom.

If you have any queries, please post them not below but on the Organizers' help page on Commons.

Anything you can do to help improve these lists will be much appreciated. The final deadline for cleaning up is 31st August.

--MichaelMaggs (talk) 17:29, 22 August 2013 (UTC)

Our Friends in the North's FAR[edit]

I have nominated Our Friends in the North for a featured article review here. Please join the discussion on whether this article meets featured article criteria. Articles are typically reviewed for two weeks. If substantial concerns are not addressed during the review period, the article will be moved to the Featured Article Removal Candidates list for a further period, where editors may declare "Keep" or "Delist" the article's featured status. The instructions for the review process are here. GamerPro64 21:06, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

Mining Institute Editathon 6th November 2013[edit]

An editathon is being arranged, please check out,_North_of_England_Institute_of_Mining_and_Mechanical_Engineers Robertforsythe (talk) 06:14, 26 September 2013 (UTC) .

Wynyard Park / Wynyard[edit]

Working on North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust I wanted to link "Wynyard" to something useful, other than the Wynyard dab page - the cited newspaper article talks about it as a place - but the only article I could find was Wynyard Park which seems to mix the historic house and the current residential area. Could someone who knows the area perhaps split this article to create an article at Wynyard, County Durham, if appropriate? (It's a redirect I've just created, for now.) PamD 15:24, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Tom Simpson peer review[edit]

I have requested a peer review for Tom Simpson. If anyone has a chance, could you please head over and give some feedback. Cheers, BaldBoris 01:20, 21 November 2013 (UTC)

Frank & Sons, South Shields | photographers[edit]

Hi, I found this Flickr Commons collection from Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums the other day. It shows multiple images of WWI U-Boat 110 which were taken by Frank & Sons, South Shields. I was wondering if there's any more information about Frank & Sons. A initial web research didn't reveal anything helpful. Thanks for your suggestions. Regards, Christoph Braun (talk) 14:36, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2014[edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride 2014, a campaign to create and improve LGBT-related content at Wikipedia and its sister projects. The campaign will take place throughout the month of June, culminating with a multinational edit-a-thon on June 21. Meetups are being held in some cities, or you can participate remotely. All constructive edits are welcome in order to contribute to Wikipedia's mission of providing quality, accurate information. Articles within Category:LGBT in Europe may be of particular interest. You can also upload LGBT-related images by participating in Wikimedia Commons' LGBT-related photo challenge. You are encouraged to share the results of your work here. Happy editing! --Another Believer (Talk) 18:47, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Sunderland Square[edit]

I have just created this article as this up and coming project is of significance, "Sunderland Square" will be finished later on this year. I would be grateful to accept any help in editing, reviewing and editing the page. TF92 (talk) 02:00, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Comment on the WikiProject X proposal[edit]

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WikiProject X is live![edit]

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Harej (talk) 16:57, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Merger of Template:Infobox T&W Metro station[edit]

Just a note to page watchers that Template:Infobox T&W Metro station has been nominated for merging with Template:Infobox station; the discussion is here. Jc86035 (talk | contribs) Use {{re|Jc86035}} to reply to me 09:13, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

Support for Tom Simpson FAC[edit]

The article about the cyclist Tom Simpson, who was born in Haswell, County Durham, is currently a featured article candidate and needs support to get promoted. I've worked real hard on it and want it to be seen by as many people as possible. If you want to show your support (or opposition), please leave a comment here. Thanks. BaldBoris 22:09, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

Waterhouses (County Durham) railway station[edit]

Waterhouses (County Durham) railway station is proposed for merging to Waterhouses, County Durham. Please discuss at Talk:Waterhouses, County Durham#Merger Discussion. --Redrose64 (talk) 23:13, 17 December 2015 (UTC)

Stockley, County Durham[edit]

One of the shortest pages in this Wikipedia. Please add one word.Xx236 (talk) 11:19, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

I had a look at it, and there seems to be nothing there: the spot on the map is an empty field. The nearest building is a farm. The nearest settlement is Oakenshaw and some digging suggests that Stockley, County Durham was once a sub-district of Oakenshaw, e.g. this. Maybe there was once a village there but it’s no longer there, leaving with the coal industry that dominated the landscape a century ago. So I have redirected it to Oakenshaw, County Durham. If anyone finds a better target, or even finds some sources to write about Stockley, then they can retarget or restore the page.--JohnBlackburnewordsdeeds 14:33, 25 January 2017 (UTC)