SK8219 : Thankful Village memorial plaque, Saxby

taken 3 years ago, near to Saxby, Leicestershire, Great Britain

Thankful Village memorial plaque, Saxby
Thankful Village memorial plaque, Saxby
The choice of a decaying tree stump is perhaps not the ideal place for such a memorial.
Thankful Villages
There are, it is thought, 52 so-called Thankful Villages (also sometimes called "Blessed Villages") in England and Wales. These villages get this epithet from the fact that they were fortunate enough to see the safe return home of all their men and women who went to war in the Great War of 1914-18
Somerset is clearly the most blessed county in this context, having nine such villages.
For more information about these villages including an interesting annotated list, see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 November, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 18 November, 2016
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8203 1996 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.2608N 0:47.1336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 8203 1996
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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