Housing scheme near Diss named after WWI hero

Residents gathered for the unveiling of a new housing development in Scole, near Diss, which has been named after a first world war hero.

Orbit East residents and staff celebrated the official opening of 12 new homes yesterday. A ceremonial plaque was unveiled at the development, which opened in April, and comprises a mix of bungalows, flats and houses.

Flowerdew Meadow was named after the great uncle of local resident Raymond Flowerdew, who attended the ceremony with his wife. Gordon Muriel Flowerdew (January 2 1885 - March 30 1918) was born in Billingford, near Scole, and was the Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry, for his actions at the Battle of Moreuil Wood during World War I.

Mr Flowerdew said he was 'delighted' that his great uncle will be remembered through the naming of the housing scheme.

Tracey Savory, Orbit East's neighbourhood manager, added: ' All residents have local connections and we can't think of a more fitting way to honour a local resident than by naming the development after his relative who fought so bravely for our country.'


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