Villages presented with WWI plaques

WWI soldiers
'Thankful villages' saw all their soldiers return home Credit: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Three villages in Wales are among 51 hamlets in the UK taking part in a charity event to recognise the contribution made by returning First World War soldiers.

The 'Thankful Villages Run' is a nine-day charity ride, which started in Llanfihangel y Creuddyn - near Aberystwyth - this morning and will run for eight days.

The journey will stop off at 51 communities and present them with a slate plaque to commemorate those who were fortunate enough to return home at the end of WWI in 1918.

Llanfihangel y Creuddyn in Ceredigion, Herbrandston in Pembrokeshire and Colwinston in Glamorgan will all get plaques.

The ride will raise funds for The British Legion.


Plaques to thank WWI soldiers

Three Welsh villages have received slate plaques to commemorate those who returned home at the end of the World War I. Llanfuhangel y Creuddyn, Herbrandston and Colwinston are amongst 51 villages in the UK to be honoured.