Family of Wiltshire WWI veterans set to launch new community called Weston Meadow

A brand-new community is set to be unveiled in Wiltshire later this month. David Wilson Homes is opening the gates to its Weston Meadow development in Calne on September 22 with a special open day, marking the first time people have been able to see inside. 

The development will be opened by Gordon Weston, whose family inspired the name for the new community. Gordon’s parents Walter and Ada Weston both served in WWI and survived and David Wilson Homes named the development Weston Meadows in a nod to the impact they had on the area.

Walter Weston wrote his memories of the various battles and the manuscripts detail how he had several close brushes with death. At one time he was fired on by a German sniper while delivering a message and another time he found himself in hospital suffering from mustard gas poisoning.

His wife Ada also served in the First World War. She joined the Royal Flying Corps at Yatesbury Camp, in 1918, trained as a telegrapher, and went on to serve in France and Germany.

Walter and Ada’s son Gordon, now 86, will officially open Weston Meadow alongside his wife, son, daughter and three grandsons and granddaughter.Family of Wiltshire WWI veterans set to launch new community called Weston Meadow

Louise Ware, sales director at David Wilson Homes, said: “Weston Meadow really has been an exciting project for us to work on and we can’t wait to show the public when it launches towards the end of September. It’s an extra honour that we’ll be joined by Gordon Weston, whose parents played an important role in Britain’s war effort in WWI and whose memories play an important part in Calne’s local history.”

The launch of Weston Meadow, which features a range of two, three and four bedroom homes, will be celebrated with an open day. The event, which runs from midday to 5pm on September 22, is open for anyone to attend.

Among the show homes that will be available to explore on the day will be the three bedroom Hadley style home and the four bedroom Holden style property.

Interest in Weston Meadow is expected to be high, with a number of homes already sold off plan. To make an appointment to visit the show homes when the development opens visit www.dwh.co.uk and search for Weston Meadow. Alternatively, call 0330 057 2222.

 

September 24, 2018

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