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I'm Jellyman. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, I now live in Derby, England. I made my first Wikipedia edit on 10 November 2005 to the article Alex Smith (footballer) (although the text which existed there at that time is now at Alex Smith (footballer born 1939)). I've been editing on a fairly regular basis since then, passing 10,000 edits in 2015. Topics which I am interested in, and consequently do a lot of my editing on, include association football and cricket; my home country of Scotland (and in particular East Renfrewshire, where I grew up) and my adopted home of Derbyshire; transport, particularly railways, and also some television and music stuff.
Articles I have been involved with have been selected for the DYK feature on Wikipedia's front page: Did you know...
- ... that the Derby Racecourse remained closed after the Second World War because the local council feared racing would "bring the wrong sort of people into the town? (October 2015)
- ... that British media have compared the Scottish footballer Ryan Gauld to Lionel Messi? (January 2016)
- ... that Tony Collins became the first black manager in the English Football League when he was appointed by Rochdale in 1960? (March 2017)
Between 2014 and 2016 I had access to the British Newspaper Archive through Wikipedia. I've added BNA references to the following articles:
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