Staff from Kier Living were joined at Elms Croft by
several Blunden family members to mark the new road to celebrate the launch of the
new road Blunden Close. Two daughters of Edmund Blunden spoke a little bit
about their father and read one of his poems, written in Long Melford about the
war, called ‘A Swan, A Man’, before cutting a ceremonial ribbon.
Lucy Edgeley and Fan Marquand were delighted with
the new road name. They made the most of their visit by taking a tour around
the current show home.
Lucy said: “We love returning to Long Melford as
it’s obviously very important to us. We feel like the village changes every
time we visit. Along with the poem reading, we loved taking a look around the
new show home. My grandson Isaac was especially keen on the master bedroom!”
Fan added: “We’ve done a number of things to
celebrate our father in recent years, so we were very happy to stop by and
honour this new road name. We were also happy to discover Blunden Close is the
first road you turn into as you enter the development — putting it front and
Elms Croft is an impressive collection of 3 and 4
bedroom homes in the charming Suffolk village of Long Melford. Up until Sunday
1st December*, buyers can purchase a home as part of the developer’s
Christmas campaign, which includes a range of incentives that include major
savings on stamp duty, removals costs, mortgage valuations and estate agent
Kevin Bearne, Regional Sales and Marketing Manager
from Kier Living said: “We’re delighted to celebrate the legacy of Edmund
Blunden with this naming ceremony, recognising the poet’s links to Long Melford
and his impact on English poetry. We were also very happy to be joined by his
daughters, Lucy Edgeley and Fan Marquand, and members of their family.”
Some of his most famous poems include:
Can You Remember?
Vlamertinghe: Passing the Chateau
The Festubert Shrine
For more information about Kier Living
Eastern, visit www.kierliving.co.uk.
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