Thankful Villages are the villages around England and Wales that had all their men return home to them from the First World War. It is thought there are 53 of these thankful parishes in England and Wales where all the men returned. This is out of the tens of thousands of villages and towns up and down the UK. No Thankful Villages have been identified in Scotland or Ireland.
Included in the 53 are 14 places known as doubly thankful villages, where all the men returned, not just from the First World War, but also from the Second World War as well.
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