My first attempt at a free space page

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So yesterday I did something I've been meaning to do for a while - create a free space page. I decided to make one to pull together all the sources I can find on an extinct occupation, spar ornament manufacture, or bauble making, as it was also known. (see link in bold, below)

Once I'd done that, I created a second page, in order to collate information on the practitioners of this craft industry.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:List_of_Spar_Manufacturers

I'll be adding to this every time I come across a spar worker in the census or in directories.

I'm quite pleased with my first attempts. I'm ill at the moment with bronchitis so I just fancied doing something for a change. I'd wanted to collate info on spar workers for a while and this way I don't create lots of unconnected/unattached profiles.
asked 4 days ago in The Tree House by Gillian Causier G2G6 Mach 9 (95,190 points)
edited 4 days ago by Gillian Causier
You know what, I don't know why I even bothered to post this. I was hoping to get some constructive comments, possibly a bit of positive reinforcement but......nothing, not even a get well soon.

I'm done.
Interesting freespace.  The only thing I would add is a couple of photos of the baubles.
Really nice pages Gillian. Feel better soon!!
Thank you, I took some time out yesterday because I was feeling miserable with everything and have come back today a bit happier. The problem with photos is I need to obtain permission to use someone else's, because these are quite rare items that I don't have access to. I have e-mailed a person who has one of the pieces on his website to ask if I could use his pictures, so hopefully he will say yes and I'll be able to get things moving.

3 Answers

+5 votes
I can see the spar manufacturers page, but the first link gives me page not found.
answered 4 days ago by Deborah Pate G2G6 (6,590 points)
so it does, even though it is correct. I think it is because it is being broken onto two lines. The same url which is in bold at the bottom works fine, so I'll remove the one from the text.

Thanks for pointing that out.
+3 votes
Well if you'd told me you were a spar manufacturer, I would have thought of the nautical spar (a large pole). So I'd certainly never heard of this particular spar. I have similar items in my house, but they were made in India or China not England and probably machine made and definitely made from lots of different types of stone.

Nice informative page. Suggestion pictures if you can find them. Even links to pictures that aren't public domain. I clicked the links and saw some pictures which is fine. But the more examples you can see the better.

And I hope you feel better.
answered 4 days ago by Anne B G2G6 Pilot (831,180 points)
Thanks for the feedback. I tried to put a pinterest image into the page but it didn't work, so I'm now waiting for permission to use some of the pctures I found on the web.
Excellent
+1 vote
I thought it was interesting, never knew about spar makers before. And for such a localized profession the list of manufacturers could be very interesting, it would be nice to see if there are intermarriages etc.
answered 3 days ago by Deborah Pate G2G6 (6,590 points)
Thanks for your viewpoint, it's interesting. I was thinking the tree aspect might be important too, so although the list of spar workers looks a bit clunky with family included in the census entries, it will allow me a better overview.

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