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Today is 26th September 2021 .
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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:

The River Trent in Nottingham

River Trent

The River Trent is one of the major rivers of the Midlands. It is 125 miles long; from its source in the Staffordshire Moorlands, on the southern edge of Biddulph Moor, it sweeps in a great loop through the heart of the Midlands, through Staffordshire, Derbyshire, the boundary of Leicestershire, and through Nottinghamshire until it joins the Yorkshire Ouse at Trent Falls to form the Humber, which empties into the North Sea below Kingston upon Hull and Immingham.

The Trent has a tidal bore, the "Trent Aegir". The area drained by the river includes most of the northern Midlands. (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.