Teigh, Rutland – Thankful Village #51

Right at the start of this project there was a story in Teigh that leapt out of the research. The Reverend Henry Stanley Tibbs was jailed during World War 2 for being a Nazi sympathizer as was his son.

The story was compelling but I didn’t know how it would fit in my collection of small and grateful tales.

Sally Beers is the granddaughter of Henry Tibbs and proved hard to track down. She arrives at the Holy Trinity Church in Teigh with her dog Leanne. Leanne curls up on the altar and twitches in her sleep with her eyes open.

Sally has only recently found out about her grandfather herself. She tells the story with wit and warmth and a small amount of confusion.

Audrey and George Morley are residents in Teigh and complete the story. They have photos of Sally’s family that she has never seen before.