The "Thankful Villages" Run returns to Little Sodbury
Little Sodbury is one of about 60 "Thankful Villages" in England and Wales. That's the name given to villages where no-one who went off to fight in the First World War was killed. In fact Little Sodbury is one of about 16 "Doubly Thankful" Villages where everyone who went to fight in the Second World War came back too.
In the summer of 2013, to mark the upcoming centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, a group of motorcyclists set off on a 9-day trek (through pouring rain) to visit all the Thankful Villages and to present each one with a plaque. Our plaque has pride of place in St Adeline's church. The trip was to raise money for the Royal British Legion. We had a dinner at the village hall to welcome the bikers.
Since then, more Thankful Villages have been identified, so the bikers are visiting those. They are dropping in on some of the other Thankful Villages en route.
They will be passing through Little Sodbury in the late afternoon/evening of Sunday 30 June. We will be having a small welcoming ceremony for them at St Adeline's, when light refreshments will be provided. The precise timings are still to be confirmed, but please keep the date free and come to the church to welcome the bikers back to Little Sodbury. More details will follow via the village e mail.