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Bishop dedicates plaque to Thankful Village

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The Bishop of Buckingham attended a service on the Stoke Hammond village green, on Sunday at 11am to dedicate a plaque on the village sign.

The plaque is in commemoration of all those who died in the First World War and was donated by the Welsh Bikers and the Royal British Legion Riders Branch who carried out a sponsored ride through all the Thankful Villages in England last year.

For Sunday’s service, villagers were joined by a delegation of the Royal British Legion Riders and Dave Holloway led the exhortation on their behalf. Robin Gurney read extracts of letters sent back to England from the Front and Bill Kirk laida special wreath commemorating the 100 years since the start of the First World War.

A ‘Thankful Village’ is one where all the men who went to war returned. Such villages therefore have no war memorial of course.

Photos: Neil Cairns.

 

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