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Today is 29th May 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 -

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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 Market Hall and New Inn in Pembridge, Herefordshire


Pembridge is a village in Herefordshire sitting on the south side of the River Arrow. This village is the jewel amongst Hereforddshire's famed "Black and White Villages". It has a history stretching back at least eight hundred years and is notable for its many timber-framed buildings.

Pembridge gained a royal charter allowing it to hold a market and two fairs in 1239. During the Middle Ages, the Cowslip Fair (held every May) and the Woodcock Fair (held in November) were important hiring fairs for labourers from across the county (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.