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Welcome to Wikishire
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Today is 21st November 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:

The High Street in Goudhurst, Kent


Goudhurst in Kent is a village of timeless charm. The view from the church tower looks out over rich green countryside of fields, hills and woods and a village scene unchanged from a hundred years ago, as photographs of the time attest. The same typically Kentish houses line the street and the lanes, and oast houses protrude their distinctive roofs.

The village was one of those involved in the Wealden iron industry and it was, like so many in Kent, a centre for hop farms and for weaving. A group of weavers' cottages stands opposite the church and the oast houses bear witness the roasting of hops for brewing (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.