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Today is 22nd September 2019
Derbyshire Day.
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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.

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Today's featured image is:

Mam Tor, Derbyshire

Mam Tor

Mam Tor is a hill of 1,696 feet in the Peak District, amongst the greater fells known as the High Peak, in Derbyshire. It stands the south of Edale.

The name 'Mam Tor' is apparently from the Old British language for "mother hill", which may be because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of small daughter hills beneath it., although 'mam' may indicate 'breast', perhaps describing the shape of the hill.

There was once a hill fort on the summit. (Read more)

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