Lasting tribute to four local heroes

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A Chapel-en-le-Frith man is asking for four roads on a new housing development in the town to be named after prominent local figures.

Edmund Bradbury, who organised last year’s tribute and Lancaster Bomber flypast on the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, is to ask High Peak Borough Council and the housing developers to name one of the estate’s roads after local Dambusters hero Flight Lieutenant William Astell, of Combs.

He is also asking for roads to be named after local Second World War veteran Derek Eley, 96, who had a distinguished record of war service and is president of the Chapel branch of the Royal British Legion, as well as Jack Marriott, of Chinley, who was also a member of the Dambusters squadron, and Brigadier Godfrey Goodman, of Whitehough, who was the commanding officer of the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire regiment of the Sherwood Foresters.