Road name honours much-loved resident

Tom Wyles was involved in starting a number of village organisations.
Tom Wyles was involved in starting a number of village organisations.

A thoroughfare on a major new development in Stamford Bridge has been named in honour of a prominent resident.

David Wilson Homes’ Saxon Gate development has honoured the memory of Tom Wyles by calling the main access road on the site ‘Wyles Way’.

Much-loved resident Tom Wyles died in February 2016 but his legacy lives on through the numerous projects he created for the good of the village.

He was the co-founder of the Battle of Stamford Bridge Heritage Society, one of the founders of the Stamford Bridge in Bloom group, and was once a parish councillor in the village.

Mr Wyles was recognised in Stamford Bridge as a man who really cared about the village, and was hailed as a visionary with real passion when talking about the battle.

Tom also had the original idea for The Battle of Stamford Bridge tapestry project.

The ladies who are working on the embroidery said they are determined to complete the work as a lasting memorial to their friend.

Sarah Hanna, sales manager at the Saxon Gate development in Stamford Bridge, said: “We are delighted to have worked closely with the local Parish Council and East Riding Council to name Wyles Way at our Saxon Gate development after Tom Wyles; a well-known and much loved resident within the community.

“We believe that it’s important to celebrate and honour the local communities in which we build, and this lasting legacy is a wonderful way to do so.

“Mr Wyles’ fantastic contributions to his local area include creating the Battle of Stamford Bridge Society and reenacting the Battle of Stamford Bridge.

“He was instrumental in establishing a lively hub for local residents and supporting many events, such as local beer festivals, showing his commitment and dedication to the area.

“We hope that by recognising his contributions through the naming of Wyles Way future generations in this community will be inspired to follow in his footsteps and celebrate the area in which they live.”