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Today is 19th October 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:

Oxford Street in Woodstock, Oxfordshire


Woodstock is a small market town in Oxfordshire, eight miles northwest of the City of Oxford.

The town is dominated by the neighbouring house, Blenheim Palace, seat of the Dukes of Marlborough (and birthplace of Winston Churchill) whose estate hems the town in.

Edward, the Black Prince, elder son of King Edward III and heir apparent, Prince of Aquitaine and Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Earl of Chester was born in Woodstock Manor in 1330, and during his lifetime he was commonly called 'Edward of Woodstock'. (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.