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Today is 11th July 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:

Oswestry Market, Shropshire


Oswestry is a town in Shropshire, close to the boundary of Denbighshire, on the ancient route from the Midlands to North Wales. Though of modest size, Oswestry is the largest town in Shropshire after Telford and Shrewsbury, with a population of about sixteen thousand. It is named after St Oswald, King of the Northumbrians, who was slain in battle here in 642.

Oswestry has had a mixed Welsh-speaking and English-speaking population for centuries: the parish church conducted services in Welsh until 1814. There are still some small Welsh-speaking parts of the town. (Read more)

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