COUNCILLORS NAME NEW STREETS IN MEMORY OF FALLEN HEROS

Vivary Bridge Councillors, Joe Cooney, Victoria Fletcher and Nathan McCollum have agreed to name four new streets after the last four Colne residents known to have died during World War 1.

The new streets are part of the housing development under construction off Red Lane, Colne. With help from the Colne Historical Society and Emma-Jayne McDonald, the final 4 fallen soldiers were identified as Stanley Towler from Spring Yard, W.G Burling from Rigby Street, James Coates, Windsor Street and W Butterfield.

Commenting on the proposal Cllr Joe Cooney said “with this being the Centenary of the end of the First World War we wanted to mark the occasion with a lasting reminder. What better way to do that than ensuring we have a permanent reminder of the sacrifice of those who’ve gone before us. I hope these newly named streets will be a remember all those who gave their lives during the war.”