10am – 6pm – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014. Rodney Stoke, nestled beneath the Mendips between Wells and Cheddar, is one of the very few ‘Thankful Villages’ in England and Wales; so called because everyone came back alive from the horrors of the First World War. To help raise funds for the upkeep of its 12th Century village church, St Leonard’s, a Thankful Village Flower and Craft Festival is being held on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 June 2014. There will be flower arrangements, craft displays and scarecrows as well as traditional teas and lunches, not to mention the famous cakes. The Church sits on the very edge of the Levels on what would have been the historic beach near where there was a wharf in medieval times.