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As of 18 October 2011, the proportion of all articles with a project banner assessed is:
assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)
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.
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
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.
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.
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:
... that although Mellor hill fort is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.