|Trumpington Local History Group
Discovering Street Names:
12 November 2015
|AGM and Discovering Street Names
Trumpington Village Hall, 12 November 2015
The meeting opened with a brief AGM, with Howard Slatter outlining the work of the last year.
In the financial report, he noted a grant from the Community Chest to support printing flyers
about the Group. He referred to five public meetings, a visit to the American Cemetery, a talk
about local archaeology, a visit to the Anstey Hall Barns archaeological site and walks around the
churchyard and the village centre. A number of projects were underway: contributions to Lives
of the First World War, where 180 people from the village had been identified; progress with the
People of Trumpington database, now including 11,000 names; recording headstones in the
extension churchyard, Shelford Road, and identifying the individuals; working on the series of
history trails; and continued developments to the web site and responses to enquiries. The
meeting approved the continuation of the existing Committee and Howard encouraged anyone
who was interested in joining the Committee to come forward.
|Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2015. Updated 31 December 2015.
|Poster: Sylvia Jones.
|The AGM was followed by presentations by Howard Slatter, Edmund Brookes, Randall Evans,
Andrew Roberts and Stephen Brown about the origin of some of the established and new street
and building names in Trumpington:
Trumpington historic area: Foster Road and Maris Lane;
Trumpington Meadows development: names related to the Plant Breeding Institute (Otter Close,
Piper Road and Consort Avenue);
Clay Farm development, northern area: Northrop Road, Whitelocks Drive;
Clay Farm development, southern area: Hobson Avenue, Hobson Road and Hobson Square,
Chaplen Street, Cornwell Road, Whittington Road, Seven Acres (Kingfisher Gardens, Lapwing
Avenue, Skylark Road and Partridge Close);
Glebe Farm development: Glebe Farm Drive (including Hackett House and Carter House),
Beech Drive (Maddox House).
|In introducing the presentations, Howard Slatter refer to the list of street names and derivations
on the web site. In recent years, 56 street names and 18 building names had been adopted for
the major new developments in Trumpington. The City Council had been very aware of the
value of involving residents in the naming process. Howard mentioned that the Trumpington
Local History Group and the Trumpington Residents' Association had been consulted about
potential names and had proposed names with local significance. With the support of the
developers, the majority of the new names had been taken from these lists. The two groups and
the City Council had received an award for good practice in 2013. For further information, see
the checklist of local streets and details about the derivation of street names.
There were previous meetings about street names in March 2008 and March 2011.
|Streets referred to during the meeting. Source: © OpenStreetMap
contributors (Howard Slatter).