Dougie and Medwyn
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Bikers tour 'thankful' villages which had no World War I casualties

A pair of motorcyclists have set off to visit every village in Britain where its soldiers all survived World War I.

There are just 51 so-called 'Thankful Villages' that witnessed their servicemen all return safely.

Three of the villages are in Wales, which is where the nine-day tour began on Saturday at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn near Aberystwyth.

Medwyn Parry and Dougie Bancroft were joined by fellow motorcyclists for the Welsh leg of the tour.

The 'Thankful Villages Run' hopes to raise £51,000 for the Royal British Legion.

Medwyn presented a plaque to a descendant of one of the survivors when they reached Colwinston village in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Remembering the 'Thankful Villages'

  • 27 Jul 2013
  • From the section Wales