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Nether Kellet is a village in Lancashire, a few miles south of Carnforth. It had a population of 646 recorded in the 2001 census. The parish of Nether Kellet includes the small hamlet of Addington, to the east.
Nether Kellet is one of the Thankful Villages; those villages which sent men to fight in the Great War of 1914-1918, and which saw them all return alive. Nether Kellet sent 21 men. Their near neighbour, Arkholme, 5 miles to the east, sent 59 men, all of whom returned. These two neighbouring villages, alone in all Lancashire, escaped unscathed from such a slaughter as the Great War.
Nether Kellet was doubly thankful, as 16 villagers served in Second World War, 1939-1945, without loss of life. By coincidence, Arkholme too was Twice Thankful, receiving back all its sons in both wars; there are very few villages in the land which did.
- Jon Kelly (11 November 2011). "Thankful villages: The places where everyone came back from the wars". BBC News. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15671943. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
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