First World War Hero remembered in name for new Extra Care Scheme

by prestwichfocus on 3 April, 2018

A new housing complex for older people in Bury will be named after a local hero of the First World War. The £8.5 million extra care scheme, due to open in October, will be called Peachment Place. This is in commemoration of Rifleman George Stanley Peachment who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross after losing his life at the Battle of Loos in 1915 helping his injured commander who survived. He was one of the youngest in his battalion (18 years old) and lived close to the new scheme in Manchester Road, Bury.

The Bury Council scheme is being built by Eric Wright Construction on the former Haworth Close site at St Peter’s Road, Bury, supported by funding from Homes England. The development builds on the success of the Redbank scheme in Radcliffe and will provide 60 purpose-built 1 and 2 bed extra care apartments for the over-55s, complemented by communal and community facilities including a hair and beauty salon, a bistro, gardens and other amenities.

The name Peachment Place was chosen by the council and its partners from a list of suggestions which had a local connection. Voting slips were then sent out to the community who had the final say.

To read more about Rifleman Peachment, go to http://vconline.org.uk/george-s-peachment-vc/4587825792

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