Wikipedia:WikiProject Worcestershire

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Main project page talk
Participants' details talk
Articles in need of attention
Assessment talk
Project categories talk
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Referencing talk
How to write about places in Worcs. talk
ToDo lists talk
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Welcome! Some Wikipedians have formed a project to better organize information in articles related to Worcestershire. This page and its subpages contain their suggestions, resources, and things to do. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or check out the WP:WORCS/ToDo page.
You do not need to be a member of this project to work on any Worcestershire related articles, but if you join by adding your name below it will help coordination, avoid duplication of effort, and also help improve any other articles of which you are one of the major contributors.
Any content on this page is open for discussion, but with the exception of adding to or commenting on the To do and Members list, or making a minor edit, please first discuss any proposed major changes on the talk page.

Before making any major edits to articles or stubs, please be sure to read WP:WORCS/HowTo, and if you wish to refer anyone to that page, you can use the shortcut [[WP:WORCS/HowTo]].

Urgent tasks are now listed here: WP:WORCS/ToDo. It should be referred to often, and participants are recommended to keep the page on their watchlists. If you wish to refer anyone to that page, you can use the shorcut [[WP:WORCS/ToDo]].

Brief newsEdit

Evolution of Worcestershire county boundaries since 1844 was promoted to Good article on 3 September 2014. Largely the work of Bellow558, a Worcestershire Project member, the article was reviewed by Mike Christie.

Hanley Castle High School was was promoted to Good article on 30 August 2012. There are 78 good articles for educational institution of all kinds of which there are 4 GA for secondary schools in the UK. Hanley High School is the first state school in the UK to become GA.

Evesham was nominated on 2 December 2010 as a Good Article Candidate. The nomination unfortunately failed due to unforeseen unavailability of the editors working on the article. It only requires minor attention to be renominated.

Malvern, Worcestershire: A peer review has been requested here prior to eventual nomination for FA. The peer review was successfully concluded. This article is now a potential candidate for Featured Article nomination.

Update: That PR was quite a while back and the article has evolved much more since. There are some fresh comments on the talk page and any help would be welcome.
Update: now listed (26 Nov 2016) as a Featured article candidate and waiting for the review process to begin.
Update: The FAC was declined. At 1 April 2018, the article is near ready and only needs some minor tweaks to the referencing system and some further CE.

List of Old Malvernians: The Peer Review prior to eventual nomination for Featured List, is completed. Issues were raised that may make promotion of this list article to FL very difficult, if not impossible.

Worcester Castle was awarded Good Article status on 27 October 2011. Largely the work of User:Hchc2009 , the article was reviewed and promoted by User:Malleus Fatuorum.

The medieval cloisters

The photo by David Iliff of part of Worcester Cathedral appeared as picture of the day on October 5, 2016.

Urse d'Abetot was awarded Featured Article status on 13 October 2009. Promoted by Karanacs, the article was 96.4% the work of Ealdgyth. It is scheduled to be featured on the main page on 14 April 2018.


  1. That the Malvern, Worcestershire article is one of only 140 Good Articles for places in the whole of Europe.
  2. There are only 78 Good Articles for places in North America.
  3. That there are exactly 50 Malvern (UK) related articles in the Wikipedia.



The purpose of this project is to provide guidelines for any Wikipedia articles regarding or mentioning Worcestershire and anything in the county. This can cover everything from visual style and formatting to content and organization. All articles need not be identical, and there is obviously a wide variety of information which may be appropriate to some articles and not to others.
The ultimate goal is to make it easier for Wikipedians to create high quality articles related to this subject matter, and also to make it easier for readers of these articles to find relevant information in consistent format and location.


On the projectEdit

  • New project members add themselves as a new project members, plus details of what they can/can't or would like to do.
  • Founder members: complete this project (in progress) front page with needed banners, templates, and categories.
  • Check items as 'done' on the 'to do' list using the {{done}} template with your signature in four tildes.
  • stimulate comments and discussion about the project, the articles, and the work, on the project's talk page.

For the projectEdit

  • Place the WPWorcs-Scope banner template ('This article is part of the Worcs project') on article talk pages.
  • Actively invite other editors to join the project by placing a banner on their talk pages, or by inviting them to come and help out on a particular article. Find a list of former article contributors by clicking the contributors link on the top of the article's history page.

On articlesEdit

  • complete the infoboxes
  • add coordinates
  • extend the article content
  • add reliable references
  • add the relevant categories
  • find or make, and add suitable images
  • find or make, and add suitable maps
  • find or make, and add suitable tables (population growth, climate, etc.)
  • create complete articles from existing stubs
  • split sections from existing articles and create new, expanded articles from them.
  • create new articles
  • clean up and copy edit existing articles
  • achieve GA for the major towns and administrative districts, and other major articles on notable items/people in the county.
  • help monitor vandalism and inappropriate editing by unregistered authors.


The talk page is the place to talk about this project, and to centralise discussions that involve two or more articles. It also contains news about new policies and things to look out for.


  Anyone can join - you don't have to be from, or live in Worcestershire. please familiarise yourself with the contents of this page (all Wikipedia Projects are different), and then just add your name here by signing with four tildes (~~~~). If you wish, do add some brief info about how you can best contribute, and also what you don't really like doing. If you wish to expand your info, use the project Participants' Details page.

  1. Kudpung (talk) 22:34, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
  2. iccaldwell
  3. GyroMagician (talk) 09:14, 29 May 2009 (UTC) I do a bit of all sorts - copy editing, untangling references, templates. I grew up in Malvern, but don't live locally, so I'm not much help with photography.
  4. Jenuk1985 | Talk (Pretty good at reviewing and copyediting, specialised in roads & busses, but not rail or canals - See Members' Details page
  5. DonBarton (talk) 17:53, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
  6. Andy Mabbett (User:Pigsonthewing); Andy's talk; (inactive)Andy's edits - Especially nature reserves & related
  7. Loganberry (Talk) 13:48, 16 June 2009 (UTC) - bits and pieces: copyediting, finding references, statistics etc.
  8. Nev1 (talk) – no Worcestershire specific knowledge, but I am familiar with building articles, especially about settlements
  9. Peterkingiron (talk) 16:36, 23 July 2009 (UTC) -- I live in north Worcestershire and have long studied local history in the area.
  10. Jez t e C 08:51, 10 August 2009 (UTC) -- Worcestershire Resident. Help with formating, and repetitive work as required. Anychance of a Newsletter?
  11. Leonig Mig (talk) 16:33, 7 September 2009 (UTC)
  12. Petepetepetepete (talk) 21:51, 9 October 2009 (UTC) I genuinely love Worcestershire!
  13. Wotnow (talk) 17:29, 7 February 2010 (UTC) My participation may be sporadic, as my circumstances change. But I'll do what I can, and provide food for thought where possible. I myself have first-hand experience in the consumption of Worcestershire sauce. Lea & Perrins, of course.
  14. PBS (talk) I work mainly civil war articles, with a few dabbles at places that are notable to the history of the county.
  15. Hkandy (talk) 14:55, 7 March 2010 (UTC) I am interested in the history of Kempsey village and parish, and will contribute text and photos gradually.
  16. Abacchus1974 (talk) 22:00, 29 April 2010 (UTC) will be glad to help with presentation etc; currently occupied mainly with Malvern College pages and Im enjoying looking for notable alumni!
  17. Dave Robinson (talk) 22:00, 10 May 2010 (UTC) Malvern resident for 20 years. Keen photographer, and good copy editor.
  18. Michael P. Barnett (talk) 15:00, 2 December 2010 (UTC) At RRE 1953-5. Assume I put info about Malvern on its page, and watch here for more general requests I might help with. I live in U.S. with access to excellent literature searching resources.
  19. Mhygelle (talk) 11:54, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
  20. Jim Killock (talk) 20:05, 26 January 2011 (UTC)
  21. Karthik Nadar Karthikndr (talk) 11:12, 26 February 2011 (UTC)
  22. Alan Hughes User:AlanRenatus
  23. Bellow558 (talk) 15:19, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
  24. Malpensilo (talk) --Malpensilo (talk) 18:49, 19 March 2015 (UTC) I have added a couple of stubs, will try to more generally involved with the project, as well as adding photos of features which are local to me.
  25. I'mJamesMcGill (talk) 22:04, 20 January 2016 (UTC) I can help clean up and do a bit of research, especially into schools.
  26. Malevan (talk) 23:04, 27 May 2016 (UTC) Interested in improving information on villages and suburbs of towns.
  27. BalchMike   talk 22:22, 31 July 2016 (UTC) Interested in added references where I can find reliable sources and updating articles. I've already added into Worcester, Worcester Cathedral, and significantly to Worcester News and Berrow's Worcester Journal.
  28. Next participant sign here please:

  29. Ianmurray5 (talk) 01:02, 24 February 2019 (UTC) Industrial history and Railway History are my thing, trying to write a Wiki entry for every main Worcester City company that has nothing.

You can add the WikiProject Worcestershire userbox to your userpage, to signify your membership. Just use the template

 This user is a member of
WikiProject Worcestershire

by copying and pasting this: {{User WikiProject Worcestershire}}

What's been done already?Edit

  • Work has already started by heavily expanding and improving many of the Malvern related articles
  • Stubs created on the MHD civil parishes within the category Villages in Worcestershire.
  • Photos on all settlement articles (in progress).
  • Project banners placed on all Worcs related articles except people.
  • Schools now have infoboxes populated from available sources; logos/crests if available; details from Ofsted or SIS reports (if available). A few schools still have problem areas.
  • Created article Malvern Museum.
Good Articles
  • Malvern, Worcestershire has been promoted to Good Article. This status is a Wikipedia reference for quality, and although not a first in the county, it is the first for a major article in our project and is a milestone for teamwork.
  • Malvern water has been promoted to Good Article. It is the second major teamwork effort from the Worcs project members.
  • Malvern College has been promoted to Good Article. It is the third major teamwork effort from the Worcs project members.

To DoEdit

This Worcestershire project covers about 1,200 Wikipedia articles. The 'to do' items on the WP:WORCS/ToDo page are only the very urgent ones. You can search for all the other articles alphabetically or by type according to your field of interest in the list of special pages below. They also have regularly updated maintenance notes that you can add comments to, or the   Done {{done}} tag. There is also a complete list of all schools in Worcestershire.

ADD anything urgent you come across and are not able to fix immediately, to the lists on WP:WORCS/ToDo. (articles are listed by kind of action required and may need listing in several of the lists if they have multiple issues).
The recommended priority for creation/improvement of articles is:

  1. Sourcing unreferenced BLPs. See the bot created list for our project at Bot updated list.
  2. Places in the county (in order): Districts, Cities, Major towns, Minor towns, Town suburbs, Villages Hamlets, Parishes, town/city neighbourhoods, very large housing estates.
  3. Schools in the county (Particularly susceptible to vandalism - please keep them on your watch lists if possible).
  4. Transport in the county: road, bus, rail, air, waterways.
  5. Notable buildings/objects/geo features/AONB/Heritage sites, etc. in the county
  6. History in the county
  7. Industry & Commerce in the county.
  8. People in the county
  9. County related articles about things not actually in the county, and/or other related projects.

Articles in need of attentionEdit

Here are some recommendations:

  • History of Worcestershire: help would be appreciated if anyone feels like it
  • Worcester, history section. On the this, there are gaps, some are covered some sections in a lot of detail, with the expectation that we might create a new page if the detail gets too much
  • In general, the lead sections on history for many of the major towns including Kidderminster, Droitwich Spa, seem thin or weak.
  • Bromsgrove: the history section but this also needs checking and still has gaps.

Resources (information sources)Edit

Resources (page stat tools)Edit

Resources (collaborative editing tools)Edit

ToDo List feature

The Wikipedia ToDo List feature is a little used (little known?) tool which could be very useful for collaborative work, especially during a drive by several editors to improve an article, or to get one up to GA or FA status. It's extremely easy to install and implement - see: Wikipedia:To-do list However, do note however that the functions to be used to add, delete, or edit items on the list are the edit · history · watch · refresh links, and not the Here are some tasks you can do text link.
The category [[Category:To do,<sub-category>]] is automùatically added so that the page appears in Category:Wikipedia pages with to-do lists. Anything done can be checked off with the {{done}} (  Done) template.
have fun with the tool.


For information about how to assess a page, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Worcestershire/Assessment.

Featured contentEdit

Featured Articles

Featured Lists

Good Articles


The following categories are available for pages within the Worcestershire project. Adding categories to pages makes them much easier to search, or group together. If you're working on a page, check what's available here, and add whatever matches by adding [[Category:CATEGORY_NAME]] to the bottom of the page.


Several project templates are available, details here.

Associated projectsEdit

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WikiProject England
West Midlands

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Parent ProjectsEdit

Neighbouring countiesEdit

Other County ProjectsEdit

These are some of the more active regional UK projects. They have lots of ideas and produce lots of good content - we should copy them!

For a full list of town and city projects, and their recent activity, see WikiProject England/Projects.

Other Wiki projectsEdit

Useful linksEdit