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Welcome to Wikishire
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Today is 6th April 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 -

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:

Somerset Bridge, Bermuda

Somerset Bridge

Somerset Bridge is a small bridge in Bermuda, connecting Somerset Island with the mainland. It is reputedly the smallest working drawbridge in the world.

The original Somerset Bridge, built in 1620, was cranked open by hand. The current bridge is more basic: two fixed cantilevers with a gap of just 32 inches between; the central 'drawbridge' section. A boat captain wishing to pass through must wait for a passer-by to open the bridge by removing the panel to let his mast pass through the gap. (Read more)

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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.