A NEW estate in Calne will bear some familiar names on its street signs, after builder CG Fry & Son decided to call all the roads on Stoke Meadow after soldiers who lost their lives in World War I and World War II.

Each of the seven streets at the development bears a family name from the war memorial in the centre of Calne. The memorial underwent an extensive renovation project and was completed by Calne Royal British Legion, and re-dedicated last year.

The roads will be called Cooper Way, Cleverley Way, Summers Drive, Gingell Way, Blackford Drive, Andrews Way and Angell Drive, with each street sign bearing a Remembrance poppy.

Caroline Hill, sales and marketing director at CG Fry & Son, commented: “This is a return visit for us to this area of Wiltshire, having built Derry Hill in 2009.

“We take an active interest in the local community when we build our homes and when the town council made the suggestion to name the streets of Stoke Meadow after the men of Calne who lost their lives, we felt it would be a very fitting tribute.”

The development off Silver Street will have 154 new houses, which will include two, three- and four-bedroom homes. A show home opens on the weekend of November 30/December 1, when people are welcome to drop in, enjoy a mince pie and take a look at the houses.

Buyers at Stoke Meadow can also take advantage of the government-backed Help to Buy equity loan scheme, which means they can buy a new home up to the value of £600,000 with just a five per cent deposit and a 75 per cent mortgage. The remaining 20 per cent of the property’s market value is subsidised in the form of an equity loan provided by the government, which is interest free for the first five years.

For more information visit www.cgfry.co.uk or call Stoke Meadow on 01249 479694.