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It’s all in the name – local Forest Society names Bracknell’s newest care home

February 11 2019

 

A local community group has won a competition to name a brand new care home in Bracknell.    

Andrew Radgick, from Bracknell’s Forest Society, took part in a competition to name the new home on Warfield Road, which opens early next year.  

The competition called for local residents to share suggestions which include a cultural or historical reference to the town. 

Andrew came up with ‘Bickerton House’ in honour of two brothers from the area, who ran a brewery from 1840 until 1920. To this day, their name can still be seen on the side of an old local shop that used to sell their beer.

Eileen Coyle-Jones, regional director at Care UK, said: “The naming process is a key milestone for the new home, so it was important to involve the community in the decision. All the names put forward were of a very high quality, but we felt Bickerton House was particularly original, and really rooted the home in the local area. 

“We’re so grateful to everyone who made a name suggestion, and of course to Andrew for coming up with the winning name.” 

Andrew added: “I have lived in the Bracknell area for many years, so when the opportunity arose to be a part of the town’s history, I leapt at the chance. 

“I am delighted Bickerton House has been selected and think it’s a lovely way to preserve the heritage of Bracknell and celebrate the history of the town – and the people who lived here.” 

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