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Thankful villages remembered

Villages where all the soldiers who fought in WWI returned home safely are being officially commemorated. Two bikers from Wales are travelling the country, visiting all 51 'thankful' villages, including Meldon in Northumberland.

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'Thankful' villages in the North East

The three villages in the North East and Cumbria where all the men who fought in WWI returned safely will be officially recognised today.

Two bikers from Wales are travelling up and down the country, presenting plaques to all the so-called 'thankful villages'.

There are 51 in total across the country.

The villages in the North East and Cumbria are:

  • Meldon, Northumberland
  • Hunstanworth, Durham
  • Ousby, Cumberland

The nine-day charity ride is raising money for the Royal British Legion.

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