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Today is 10th October 2015.
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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:

The Grand Union Canal in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire

Grand Union Canal

The Grand Union Canal, stretching from Birmingham to the River Thames is at 286.3 miles the longest canal in the United Kingdom. Its main line connects London and Birmingham over 137 miles with 166 locks but it also has arms reaching out from the main line to other towns, including Leicester, Slough, Aylesbury, Wendover and Northampton.

The Grand Union is not a creation of the great days of canal-building but an amalgamation effected in the 20th century. It was created as a commercial venture, and joined together several canals which were dug in the nineteenth century, with new works of the twentieth. It is now primarily a waterway used for leisure boating, and for beautifying the towns along its route (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.