OAP and granddaughter win name game

nameram'Barnsley resident Ivy Nixon, 90, has won a competition to name a new housing development of 26 affordable homes being built by Yorkshire Housing.'Pictured is Ivy (right) with Linda Gray, Development Project Manager at Yorkshire Housing.
nameram'Barnsley resident Ivy Nixon, 90, has won a competition to name a new housing development of 26 affordable homes being built by Yorkshire Housing.'Pictured is Ivy (right) with Linda Gray, Development Project Manager at Yorkshire Housing.
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SMART-thinking South Yorkshire pensioner Ivy Nixon has won a competition to name a new street housing development.

The 90-year-old, of Athersley, Barnsley, came up with the name Catherine’s Walk with her granddaughter, for the development of 26 homes on the old St Edwin’s site, on Wingfield Road, Athersley, by Yorkshire Housing.

Ivy, who lives near the development of houses and bungalows, was taken for a VIP tour of the new homes and presented with a bouquet of flowers and gift vouchers after suggesting the winning street name.

Ivy said: “My granddaughter and I came up with the name, we like traditional names and it just fitted in with the area, when we found out we had won we were over the moon. We know someone who will be moving into one of the bungalows and her new address will be Catherine’s Walk, so it’s all official, it’s fantastic.”

The £2.75 million development of affordable homes has been built by Yorkshire Housing, in a project involving Barnsley Council and the Government.