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Today is 9th August 2020 .
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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 -

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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:

Wedmore, Somerset


Wedmore is a village in Somerset, standing on raised ground (the 'Isle of Wedmore') in the depths of the Somerset Levels between the Rivers Axe and Brue. It is to be found four miles south of Cheddar, seven miles west of the City of Wells.

A modest village but a centre amongst the surrounding farmsteads, Wedmore has fair local facilities for the surrounding farms and several small shops. It is most famous for the Treaty of Wedmore of 878, in which King Alfred and Guthrum ended a generation of warfare by settling a division of England between Wessex and the invading Danes. (Read more)

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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.