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Today is 27th November 2014
Lancashire Day.
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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.

This week's featured image is:

"The Three Graces", Liverpool Pier Head, Lancashire

Liverpool

Liverpool is a major city in southern Lancashire. It stands on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary. It was founded as a borough by King John in 1207 and was granted city status in 1880. Today it is the fourth largest city in the United Kingdom.

The urbanisation and expansion of Liverpool were both largely brought about by the city's status as a major port. By the 18th century, trade from Ireland, the Americas, the West Indies and Europe furthered the economic expansion of Liverpool. By the early 19th century, 40% of the world's trade passed through Liverpool's docks, contributing to Liverpool's rise as a major city.

The popularity of The Beatles and the other groups from the "Merseybeat" era contributes to Liverpool's status as a tourist destination; tourism forms a significant part of the city's modern economy. (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.