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Today is 17th January 2017.
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Wikishire is where you may find the best of Britain and Ireland.

Wikishire is where you are; whether you are on the Shetland islands or the South Shetland Islands, or the places between, Wikishire is a growing guide on all you need to know about the British and Irish lands.

Tell the world what you love about your home. Each shire, from Kent to Kerry is here, with ever-growing detail; if your town or village is not in Wikishire, or if something important is missed out, then log on, then -

Add it and Edit

To begin, you can peruse the list of counties of the UK or Republic of Ireland, or even go directly to a random page! To accompany the encyclopædia we also have an interactive map of the counties of the British Isles.

Today's featured image is:

Mangerton Mill near Bridport, Dorset

Bridport

Bridport is a market town in Dorset. Located near the coast at the western end of Chesil Beach, where the River Brit is joined by the Asker and Simene. It stands on the world heritage "Jurassic Coast" and Chesil Beach. The loose clay cliffs in the area are abundant with fossils making the area popular with fossil hunters.

The town is famous for its rope-making, which was once its major industry. From its reputation came the expression "stabbed with a Bridport dagger", which to say "hanged"; the hangman's rope being made at Bridport. Bridport once throve too as a fishing port. The port is no longer in existence although the harbour at West Bay is a mile away. (Read more)

What is a wiki?

A wiki is a collaborative website with certain standard functions allowing easy editing of pages by anyone. At Wikishire, you may log on and start work right away.

Few things stay still for long, and here you can keep updating or improving the articles. A wiki is a constant work in progress.