Redrow Bowls Over Lancashire Cricket Club - Just Like her Majesty!
Although Redrow is famed for the quality of its new homes, it’s unlikely Her Majesty The Queen will ever invest in one of the company’s new properties in Poulton-le-Fylde.
But she has already been a resident of sorts, according to Bill Robinson, president of the neighbouring Fylde Cricket Club.
Bill, whose club is being sponsored by the developer for its 2017 season, revealed The Queen has ‘lived’ on land now home to Redrow’s new Pavilion development – if only for a night.
He said: “It was in the 1950s and Her Majesty visited the Blackpool Opera House when it hosted the first Royal Variety Performance held outside London.
“The site of the new Redrow homes in Station Road used to be where the old railway sidings were and the Queen’s train stayed there overnight. Our then-president sent a welcome message from the cricket club – and we received a reply thanking us!”
Now the Lancashire cricket club has got cause to celebrate again after housebuilder Redrow agreed to sponsor it for its 2017 season.
The club, which has notched up two centuries of history, is delighted by the support which will see the developer’s name and details emblazoned on signs at its Moorland Road ground and on its team kit.
Bill said it’s only thanks to help from businesses like Redrow that clubs like Fylde CC could carry on for further innings, and added that it was vital to both the club and the community.
“Our club is thought to go back to 1810 so it’s part of the history and heritage of the Poulton-le-Fylde area,” he said. “We have had generations of families play and watch cricket here and it is so important for that to continue.
“At the moment we have five or six junior sides and two senior sides involving a lot of people from the community, and we want to keep that going. It is an excellent ground and a real asset to the area – the junior section, in particular, is thriving – but running a cricket club doesn’t come cheap so we are reliant on help and support from local business and are indebted to companies like Redrow.”
The cricket ground is situated behind The Pavilion, one of Redrow’s newest housing developments in Lancashire, which features a range of four-bedroom detached homes from its Arts & Crafts inspired Heritage Collection, with available homes currently from £289,995.
Claire Jarvis, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire) said: “We are sure that buyers will be bowled over by the selection and quality of the homes we have here.
“We’re delighted to have been able to show some neighbourly spirit to the cricket club – and were fascinated to hear of the site’s royal connections from Bill.”
For more information visit www.redrow.co.uk, call 01253 275818 or visit the show home and sales centre, Thursday to Monday between 10am and 5.30pm.
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building around 5,000 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2016, the Group reported record revenues of £1.38 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.