Date: Thursday 10 September 2020
Residents have marked the heritage of a Saltash housing development with a socially-distanced 50th anniversary party.
Lynher View was launched by George Wimpey in 1970, bringing a range of homes to the outskirts of the town. A number of the residents on the development have lived there since the first homes went on sale 50 years ago and have been so committed to the community on site that they decided to bring those at Lynher View together on Sunday 28th June for a socially-distanced street party to mark the event.
The street party was organised by two residents who moved to the development in 1970. Among the first residents to move onto the site, they have lived at two properties on Lynher View. Many of the first residents have pointed out how wonderful the wildlife is on the development, with a number of trees being planted in the homes’ gardens now being almost full size.
The socially-distanced street party included a visit from the Mayor of Saltash as well as a raffle prize draw, for which the Exeter team donated first prize.
The organisers, who have lived at the Lynher View development since its launch and organised the celebrations, said: “We’ve lived at Lynher View for the past 50 years and have loved every minute. The properties still look very new, all have driveways to park their vehicles and all have good-sized gardens. We’ve seen so many people move to the estate and make this their home, which is absolutely wonderful. We were delighted to have been able to mark the event with the street party, which was a huge success.”