Barratt Homes to honor Bingham's fallen by naming streets after them in new Romans' Quarter development
A new housing development in Bingham is to have its streets named after the town’s fallen first world war heroes.
In the year of the centenary of the end of the 1914-18 conflict, Barratt Homes decided to honour the 36 Bingham men who did not return home.
The 18 streets in the new Romans’ Quarter development, which is accessed from the old A46, will remember 20 Servicemen. Two men had the same surname.
Trees will be planted along the front of the development with plaques to identify each of them in memory of the remaining 16.
Mr Chris Southgate, managing director of Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “It’s fitting that it is 100 years since the first world war. It creates a lasting memory of the fallen.
“It was an easy decision to make.”
Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Commander Judith Swann, unveiled the first street name at a naming ceremony yesterday at which, choirs from Carnarvon Primary and Robert Miles Junior School, both in Bingham, performed for guests.
Richard Montgomery, chairman of the Bingham and Orston branch of the Royal British Legion, said he was grateful.