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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 City F.C. related books ( list)
Ecco1983* ( talk)
Radcliffe, Greater Manchester Entertainment, the
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
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
Unsy770* ( talk)
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)
Kieran5676* ( talk) Stockport
James50567* ( talk)
Stockport and Tameside, Shopping Centres and other Infrastructure related articles
A1personage* ( talk)
SquarePeg* ( talk) Eccles,
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
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)
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)
ClemRutter* ( talk) way down south in
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)
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, United States, though interested in the Manchester area Roads, perhaps
Heaton Chapel, Stockport Concentrations of wealth and other Socio-economic issues
J3Mrs* ( talk)
Tyldesley and neighbouring towns Various local history books
LearnedRobb* ( talk)
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, 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
Stevo1000 ( talk) South Manchester
Sport (Manchester City), architecture and buildings, media
Doh5678 ( talk)
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, Swinton, 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
NuttyNarwhal* ( talk)
Salford, Little Hulton, Walkden, Bolton, Manchester City Centre, cultural landmarks and politics.
JonnyDKeen* ( talk)
Non-League football (I have seen a match every non league ground in Greater Manchester in tiers 5-10) Altrincham and Northenden. Also interested in all elements of local culture, history, cuisine, public transport and other sports. Will add pictures and info wherever I can.
Lava Lamps* ( talk)
Dommmmadden16* ( talk) Born
Burnage now living in Withington
GioLoCelso18* ( talk) Born
Harrow now living in Hale Barns
Pax Brittanica* ( talk)
JfernsUK* ( talk)
Ashton-Under-Lyne Interested in the old trams of the 1900's in Ashton-Under-Lyne
GimliDotNet* ( talk)
Wigan and Leigh
FJones2123* ( talk)
Fallowfield/ Rusholme, Manchester
The University of Manchester, Metrolink and Fallowfield Access to
ChrisTheLemon* ( talk)
Stockport and South Manchester
Prof tpms* ( talk)
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:
assessed 97.8% (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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Greater Manchester articles by quality and importance
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23,009 Ω = 4.98
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1890 Eccles by-election
1899 Oldham by-election
1910 London to Manchester air race
2013 FA Cup final
2016 FA Cup final
2017 Manchester Gorton by-election
2018 EFL Cup final
2018 FA Cup final
2019 EFL Cup final
2019 FA Cup final
2020 EFL Cup final
Abram, Greater Manchester
Mark Addy (oarsman)
William Harrison Ainsworth
Church of All Souls, Bolton
William Allen (banker)
Church of St Benedict, Ardwick
Art Treasures Exhibition, Manchester 1857
Astley and Tyldesley Collieries
B of the Bang
Banana (TV series)
Barnes Hospital, Cheadle
Barton Road Swing Bridge
Big Horn, Manchester
Blessed Thomas Holford Catholic College
Bolton and Leigh Railway
St Maxentius' Church, Bradshaw
Harry Ferris Brazenor
2020 British Athletics Championships
2021 British Athletics Championships
2022 British Athletics Championships
John Brogden (industrialist)
John Brogden and Sons
Broughton Suspension Bridge
Bury Castle, Greater Manchester
Richard Buxton (botanist)
List of castles in Greater Manchester
Castleshaw Roman Fort
Murder of Mi Gao Huang Chen
Children in Need Rocks Manchester
Church of the Ascension, Lower Broughton
The Churchill Machine Tool Company
Cine City, Withington
Cloudwater Brew Co
Cucumber (British TV series)
Daily Express Building, Manchester
St James' Church, Daisy Hill
The Destroying Angel and Daemons of Evil Interrupting the Orgies of the Vicious and Intemperate
Dickenson Road Studios
Early grounds of Manchester City F.C.
Emma (1828 ship)
2014 Football League Cup final
2017 EFL Cup final
From There to Here
Grade I listed buildings in Greater Manchester
Great Britain Police Rugby League
Greater Manchester bus route 192
Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation, Manchester
Grosvenor Picture Palace
Harrytown Catholic High School
Health and Morals of Apprentices Act 1802
St George's Church, Heaviley
Holy Trinity Church, Horwich
Hulme Arch Bridge
Edward Hulton (senior)
Laura Seddon Greeting Card Collection
Francis Lee (footballer)
Leeds United F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry
St Stephen and All Martyrs' Church, Lever Bridge
List of tallest buildings and structures in Salford
Manchester Corporation Tramways 765
Manchester Hydraulic Power
Manchester (Wythenshawe) Aerodrome
Manchester and Bolton Railway
Manchester and Salford Yeomanry
Manchester bid for the 2000 Summer Olympics
All Saints Church, Marple
St Thomas' Church, Mellor
Mellor hill fort
The Old Wellington Inn
Opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway
Park Road Stadium
Peel Park, Salford
Platt Fields Park
Port of Manchester
Prince's Theatre, Manchester
Samuel Rabin (artist)
Ernest Septimus Reynolds
Rochdale Town Hall
Ruby Cycle Co Ltd
St Catharine's Church, Scholes
St Edmund's Church, Rochdale
St Mary's Church, Cheadle
St Philip's Church, Salford
St Saviour's Church, Ringley
Scout Moor Wind Farm
Shambles Square, Manchester
The Shipman Inquiry
Sir Ralph Abercromby (pub)
The Sirens and Ulysses
Strangeways Prison riot
Syndicate (Internet personality)
Henry Taylor (swimmer)
Theatre Royal, Manchester
The Ting Tings
The Towers (Manchester)
1639 transit of Venus
Turnpike trusts in Greater Manchester
Tyldesley Coal Company
Upper Brook Street Chapel, Manchester
St Werburgh's Church, Warburton
Charles White (physician)
Wilmslow Road bus corridor
The Witch Way
Withington Community Hospital
James Wood (minister) Worsley
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Sir Ernest Rutherford LCCN2014716719 - restoration1
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Articles to be merged
Articles to be split
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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in St Mary's Church Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England, a Grade II listed building, was built in the 16th century and houses a stone cross dating to the 11th century? Featured on the Did you know? section on December 21, 2007. Many of
Manchester's are Victorian, because of Manchester's growth during the Industrial Revolution? Grade I listed buildings Featured on the Did you know? section on December 27, 2007. There are
dedicated to two separate churches St Werburgh in the village of Warburton, Greater Manchester? Featured on the Did you know? section on December 27, 2007.
was Wythenshawe Aerodrome Manchester's first purpose-built municipal airfield, but was closed after one year due to the completion of Barton Aerodrome? Featured on the Did you know? section on January 2, 2008. The astronomer
of William Crabtree Broughton, Greater Manchester, was one of only two people known to have observed the first recorded transit of Venus in 1639. The other observer was his friend and correspondent who was the only astronomer to have correctly predicted the event. Jeremiah Horrocks
was the first person to describe John Dalton colour vision deficiency in a paper to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society, whilst working at the Manchester Academy, in 1794. Daltonism later became a common term for colour blindness. In 1841
devised a standard for screw threads at his company in Joseph Whitworth Openshaw that became the first nationally standardized system, British Standard Whitworth (BSW).
in Bury Castle Bury was razed to the ground in 1485, 16 years after it was built, because its owner supported the losing side in the Wars of the Roses? Featured on the Did you know? section on 10 January, 2008. Manchester born,
( Mother Anne Lee February 29, 1736 - September 8, 1784) was the leader of the band of Shakers; who emigrated from Manchester to Watervliet, New York due to persecution in 1774 and founded the Shaker movement in America. Greater Manchester has
, of which five are Scheduled Ancient Monuments. nine castles Featured on the Did you know? section on 24 February, 2008. A study by the University of Salford concluded that the high density of
has "a dramatic influence on the region's weather patterns", in particular by encouraging drizzle? high-rise buildings in Salford Featured on the Did you know? section on 27 February, 2008. Two of Manchester's oldest buildings in
were physically moved twice – once in 1974 and again in 1999? Shambles Square Featured on the Did you know? section on 16 March, 2008. ...that the
in Upper Brook Street Chapel Manchester, designed by Sir Charles Barry shortly before he designed the Palace of Westminster, is said to be the first neogothic Nonconformist chapel? Featured on the Did you know? section on 21 March, 2008. In 1806, in Murrays' Mills Ancoats, Manchester was the largest mill complex in the world? Featured on the Did you know? section on 29 March, 2008.
... that the
turnpike trusts in Greater Manchester (milestone pictured) had a huge impact upon the way business was conducted around Manchester, England? Featured on the Did you know? section on 9 January 2009. ... that the
is the oldest Seashell Trust charity for deaf children in the north-west of England? Featured on the Did you know? section on 16 January 2009. ... that the village of
is centred around the Worsley coal mines that helped kickstart the industrial revolution in nearby Manchester? Featured on the Did you know? section on 30 January 2009. ... that
Dr Charles White, co-founder of the Manchester Royal Infirmary, kept the mummified body of one of his patients in a room of his house for 55 years? Featured on the Did you know? section on 15 February 2009. ... that
a series of innovative computers, including the first transistor computer and the world's fastest computer, were produced by a small team working at Manchester University between 1947 and 1977? Featured on the Did you know? section on 1 March 2009. ... that on 28 February 1828, dozens of people died when
was launched on the Emma River Irwell in Manchester? Featured on the Did you know? section on 4 May 2009. ... that
was used to dispose of Carrington Moss Manchester's night soil, and was a Starfish site in World War II? Featured on the Did you know? section on 14 May 2009. ... that
was the first in the UK to have Greater Manchester bus route 192 solar powered on-street ticket machines? Featured on the Did you know? section on 17 May 2009. ... that although
is Mellor hill fort Iron Age in origin, artefacts possibly as old as 10,000 years have been discovered on the site, including a 4,000 year old amber necklace? Featured on the Did you know? section on 22 May 2009. ... that after the collapse of the in 1831, the Broughton Suspension Bridge British military introduced the order to "break step" when soldiers were crossing a bridge? Featured on the Did you know? section on 6 June 2009.
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.
A select gazetteer of local government areas, Greater Manchester County A detailed gazetteer of townships, Urban districts and boroughs that today form Greater Manchester.
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.
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.
GMroads.co.uk History of Greater Manchester's roads, from City of Manchester Plan 1945 - to the Greater Manchester Local Transport Plan 2.
Suitable for material about transport infrastructure and history in Greater Manchester.
GMBuses.co.uk Official site of GM Buses, including history and gallery.
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.
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.
visitmanchester.com 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.
Suitable only as a tertiary source for material about transport infrastructure and history in Greater Manchester.
Geograph.org.uk 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
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
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
, 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. The Times *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.
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