Cottingham High School students have worked closely with Barratt homes to commemorate Hull veterans of the World Wars.
The students were invited to name a selection of the new streets, researching local wartime history, war poems and Hull veterans to inspire their suggestions. Examples of the street names chosen by the school include Oppy Wood, inspired by a battle fought by the Hull Pals in May 1917, some of whom resided in Cottingham. Other street names include Jack Harrison Avenue and Albert Court, named in memory of fallen Hull veterans.
Peter Brookes, Area Improvement Leader for Humanities at Cottingham High School, commented: “We would like to thank Barratt Homes for providing us with such a fantastic opportunity to take part in this educational, community project. Our students really enjoyed coming together and researching local wartime history, war poems and Hull veterans to come up with the street names. We look forward to seeing the street names officially appear on the site.”
Paul Wharam, Technical Director at Barratt Homes Yorkshire East, commented: “We are excited to launch Poppy Fields and would like to thank Cottingham High School for their inspired street name contributions, as well as the local council for their cooperation.”