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Today is 14th November 2018 .
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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:

Binchester Roman Fort, County Durham

Binchester Roman Fort

Binchester Roman Fort, known in its time as Vinovia or Vinovium was a Roman fort and settlement situated just over a mile north of the town of Bishop Auckland on the banks of the River Wear in County Durham.

The fort was the site of a hamlet until the late Middle Ages, but the modern-day village of Binchester is about two miles to the east, near Spennymoor. (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.