Marlborough has a tradition of giving place names to new developments in the town that have a historical and local significance.
This avoids the bland names that can be chosen by the marketing departments of the developers.
What name should be given to the development of the old Police Station site in George Lane that honours the memory of the policemen who served there for over one hundred years ?
Maybe “Coppers’ Close” which would also recognise the beautiful copper beech tree that is close by in Van Dieman’s or “Constable Close”. That name would honour the painter of the same name and there is a tradition for recognising artistic and literary figures such as in “Golding Avenue” and “Shakespeare Drive”.
Author of “Place Names of Marlborough”