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McCarthy Stone to unveil new retirement home development in Thatcham

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A ribbon will be cut to mark the opening of William House, a new development from McCarthy Stone.

Retirees are invited to join the celebration next week and learn a little bit of local history at the opening of a development which was named after Thatcham’s own soldiers.

Thatcham Historical Society chairman Dr Nick Young will be joined by committee member Mark Thomas for the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

William House in Thatcham (52608732)
William House in Thatcham (52608732)

Dr Young said: “I’m very much looking forward to visiting William House.

“The development, alongside its neighbour, Turner Place, has been named in dedication to three soldiers from Thatcham, Second Lieutenant Alexander Buller Turner, Lieutenant Colonel Victor Buller Turner and Lance Corporal William John House, who were awarded a Victoria Cross, the most prestigious award of the British honours system, so they are a very important part of our local history."

Second Lieutenant Alexander Buller Turner was given the award for gallantry during the First World War.

Lieutenant Colonel Victor Buller Turner, who was Alexander’s younger brother, was awarded for his actions at the Second Battle of El Alamein in the Second World War, and Lance Corporal William John House was given the honour for his services at the Battle of Musillrake Nek during the Second Boer War.

Mr Young said: “I’m really keen to see what the completed development looks like and to meet some of the retirees who will be calling it their home – it is set to be a great day.”

Attendees will be able to get a closer look at the show suite, show apartment and the communal lounge.

The opening will take place at the development on The Moors in Thatcham on Tuesday, November 2, from 11am to 4pm.

To book an appointment call 0800 3100383.

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