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Menston street to be named after famous son
12:00pm Friday 20th September 2013 in News
Councillors have agreed to name a street in Menston after one of the village’s most famous sons, cricket legend Bill Bowes.
Members of Bradford Council’s Shipley Area Committee supported Councillor Dale Smith's request to name the new road after the cricketer.
A former player for Menston and Marylebone Cricket Clubs, Mr Bowes represented Yorkshire and England in numerous high-profile matches, was a World War Two veteran and was an author and sports journalist during his distinguished career. Known as one of the best bowlers of his time, he lived in Menston with his family for most of his life until his death in 1987, aged 79.
To honour his memory Bradford Council will now name a road in a new housing development on Farnely Road Bill Bowes Court.
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