Thankful villages – the impact of World War One on communities

Kirsty Gray
Mar 13, 2020
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Welcome
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Introduction
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Upper Slaughter
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Wadhurst
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Thankful Villages
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Wales
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Questions/answers
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Announcements/prizes
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About this webinar

At the end of the World War One, there were fifty-two so called 'Thankful Villages' in the whole of Great Britain; villages to which all the young men who went to war, returned alive. Of these, fourteen have come to be known as doubly thankful – also losing no-one in World War Two. This webinar will provide an insight into the experience which shattered the pre-WW1 order and transformed society irrevocably, particularly in the small villages of rural Britain.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Kirsty is a professional genealogist and ‘people finder’ who runs her own research company Family Wise Limited. As a freelance author, she has published articles in family, local and social history magazines and handbooks across the gl
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