Microgrants/Wrecks on Doom Bar

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Overview

The Doom Bar is a bank of sand in the Camel Estuary in Cornwall. I've spent a fair amount of time working on the article, trying to get it up to featured status. One of the books I checked when I first wrote the article though gives some detailed information about the ships that were wrecked there, but I'm having difficulty getting hold of that book.

Budget

Brain French: Wrecks and Rescues Around Padstow's Doom Bar - £23 on Amazon

Timeline

I believe the main article should be put in to the Featured Article process within three months. A list article listing the wrecks on the bar should be available within the following 6 months, and hopefully submitted to the Featured List Criteria by the end of the year

Expected outcomes
Who I am

I'm Dave Craven, or w:en:Worm That Turned. I'm currently based in the North West UK and regularly attend Wiki-meetups in both Liverpool and Manchester. I'm a member of WMUK and active on the English Wikipedia, have a look at my userpage for more info. I grew up primarily in the South West of UK, where I use to enjoy the local beers. Doom Bar was one of my favourites in the 90s (before it went corporate) and piqued my interest in the name.

Discussion
  • At first glance, this seems excellent. I'll wait a day or so for any objections. I have one questions: would you be able to report on this after three months in the form of something we could use for our member newsletter? ie, a bit of prose etc? Richard Symonds (WMUK) (talk) 15:20, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
    Certainly can, I'll write something up for you if you poke me closer to the time. WormTT(talk) 11:03, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
  • Hi Dave, thanks for submitting this microgrant. I'm happy to approve it. Please liaise with Richard about purchasing the book - you can either buy it directly and claim back for it, or the office can order it directly for you. Thanks. Mike Peel (talk) 19:30, 22 January 2013 (UTC)
    Thanks Mike, I've emailed Richard about it. WormTT(talk) 11:03, 23 January 2013 (UTC)
Updates

Closing grant

This grant is now closed, with the book left with WormTT as they are most likely to use the books in the future. Should the attempt at FL be resumed, the grant page can be reopened. Thank you to WormTT for the excellent work in getting en:Doom Bar to Featured status. Richard Nevell (WMUK) (talk) 13:53, 9 July 2015 (BST)