An extra 'Heritage of Wales News' was wrongly inserted at the beginning of
my last message!
My first sentence should of course have read:
"Subscribers to the Dyfed and Glamorgan Lists may be interested in the
'Heritage of Wales' newsletter appended below and issued by the Royal
Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
From: John Ball
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 4:39 PM
To: Dyfed List ; Glamorgan List
Subject: Thankful Villages Run 2013 - Heritage of Wales News
Heritage of Wales NewsSubscribers to the Dyfed and Glamorgan Lists may be
interested in the 'Heritage of Wales' newsletter appended below and issued
by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
John Ball, Brecon, Mid-Wales, UK
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From: Heritage of Wales News
Sent: Monday, February 18, 2013 3:46 PM
Subject: Thankful Villages Run 2013 Heritage of Wales News
Thankful Villages Run 2013
Posted: 18 Feb 2013 03:32 AM PST
This summer Royal Commission staff member Medwyn Parry and co-rider Dougie
Bancroft will be undertaking a motorbike journey to visit all 51 “Thankful
Villages” in the United Kingdom. These are villages where there is no war
memorial, because all of those who went away to fight in the Great War were
fortunate enough to return home alive.
The trip will start at Llanfihangel y Creuddyn, near Aberystwyth
on 27 July 2013 and will finish at the same point nine days and 2,500 miles
later, on 4 August.
There are three Thankful Villages in Wales – Llanfihangel y Creuddyn,
Cardiganshire; Colwinston, Glamorgan; and Herbrandston, Pembrokeshire –
where they also returned from the Second World War, making it the only
“Double Thankful” village in Wales.
Medwyn has been amazed by the outstanding generosity of complete strangers
who have embraced the spirit of the project. The aim is to raise £51,000 for
the Royal British Legion (http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
). As far as he is
aware, nobody has visited all 51 villages during one journey.
Those who live in the Thankful Villages (http://thankfulvillagesrun.com/
are tremendously proud of their status. Medwyn & Dougie plan to meet with
residents – especially descendants of those who returned from WWI.
The Welsh Government First Minister, Carwyn Jones, has issued a statement,
giving his support to the ride.
Further details can be found on the website: thankfulvillagesrun.com
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