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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.

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Villages presented with WWI plaques

'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.

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