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How 1920’s Dudley honoured Nurse Cavell

By Black Country Bugle User  |  Posted: January 06, 2005

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The Bugle and its readers are doing their utmost to ensure that Nurse Editih Cavell is never forgotten, as anyone who has read the past few editions will be well aware. Mr C Tonks of Hinksford Park in Kingswinford adds now to our ever-expanding catalogue of information relating to that heroine, with the following interesting snippet:

“Being a keen reader of your weekly paper, I’ve found it most interesting to read about Nurse Edith Cavell, who was murdered by the Germans during the First World War.

“The reason I am writing to you is to tell you about a housing estate close to Burnt Tree Island, which was built during the nineteen-twenties. The names of the roads and streets on the estate are all connected with the First World War - Haig, Kitchener, Mons, Bunns etcetera.

"But there is also a short road in between Bunns Lane and Haig Road called Cavell Road, which I believe was named after Edith Cavell. This is the only Cavell Road in the Birmingham A to Z.

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