Flint school pupils celebrate town’s Roman heritage at new development

Pupils of a Flint school have delved deep into local history to come up with a name for our new £2.8 million housing development in the town.

‘Romans Way’ was chosen by Form L3 at Ysgol Maeshyfryd who were asked by Anwyl to choose a name for our new development at Coed Onn Road.

The class won an inter-school competition after coming up with four possible names and appropriately Romans Way was ultimately chosen as it is just a few hundred yards from where Anwyl made an important Roman find five years ago.

Veronica Breeze, a teacher at Ysgol Maeshyfryd, said: “It was a really good project and we spent a lesson looking at the history of Flint before picking four possible names.”

Now the pupils have seen the new sign delivered to the development of 23 homes which will be completed this spring and where the first families have already taken up residence.

Construction Commercial Manager Simon Rose said:

“We were delighted with the range of names the school came up with and how hard they worked on their project.

“Romans Way is really appropriate because just down the road at Oakenholt we discovered an important Roman site and worked with archaeologists to preserve the finds.

“Now we’re finishing off here and as we complete the new homes, local people are moving in and creating a community.”

Shayne Hembrow, Deputy Chief Executive of Wales & West Housing, said: “It’s always a highlight of any new development to involve the local community in choosing a name.

“We’re delighted that it is not only bringing much-needed affordable homes to Flint but also a permanent reminder of a creative day at school for the winning group of children.”

Anwyl’s Coed Onn development is the result of our latest partnership with Wales & West Housing and Flintshire County Council and consists of 14 semi-detached houses, 6 terraced properties and three bungalows, including one with special wheelchair access and other disabled-friendly facilities.