Thursday, August 25, 2016
Teigh in Rutland is a Thankful Village
There are no settlements in Scotland or Northern Ireland that did not lose a member of the community in the First World War.
In England and Wales there are 52, known as Thankful Villages. And Teigh in Rutland is one of them.
The photograph shows the low obelisk and sundial that was erected in 2014 to mark this fact. The plaque lists the names of the eleven men and two women from the village who served in the war and came home.
They are commemorated inside the church too.
At the edge of the village there is a plum tree planted by his parents to commemorate their son who died in 2004 at the age of 36.
When I visited Teigh the fruit was ripening.