Village Honours WW1 Soldiers Who Didn’t Return

Written by on 4th December 2018

Hero soldiers from Houghton-On-The-Hill, killed during World War One, have been honoured, a hundred years later.

Roads on a new housing development  – Stacey Avenue and Harris Drive – have been named after Brothers Harold and Thomas Stacey, and Frank and Fred Harris.

The street signs also include the Poppy motif.

Cllr Lesley Bowles with Viv Aldridge, David Dodge, and Jake Robinson from William Davis Homes

Harborough Council worked with developers William Davis Homes on the tribute, part of commemorations marking 100 years since the end of World War One

Cllr Lesley Bowles, Council Chairman, said: “This is a lovely tribute to those local soldiers who fought and died for their country. It will ensure the sacrifice these heroes gave is remembered now and by future generations.”

David Dodge, development director, William Davis Homes, said: “It’s an honour and highly appropriate to mark the anniversary of WWI with the acknowledgement of the contribution of these local men. Dedicating these new roads to their memory provides a tangible link between villagers of the past and the new families coming to live here. We’re very proud to be part of that.”

The initiative is  and the Representation of the People Act with which, for the first time, women gained the right to vote.

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