A father and son duo have been pleasantly surprised after discovering that a street in their community has been named after them. One of the streets within the Modwen Homes Blythe Field development in the Moorlands has been named Levison Street – after both Levison Wood Snr and Levison Wood Jnr.
A father and son duo have been pleasantly surprised after discovering that a street in their community has been named after them.
One of the streets within the Modwen Homes Blythe Field development in the Moorlands has been named Levison Street – after both Levison Wood Snr and Levison Wood Jnr.
Levison Snr is well-known in the local community for all he does on a volunteer basis, while his son is a little more well-known for being a famous explorer, television star, author and photographer.
Levison Snr told the Times & Echo: “The sign came as quite a shock as we saw it purely by chance last week for we rarely leave the village that way.
“Naturally I thought it was for Lev Jnr so contacted Dawn Plant Forsbrook Parish Clerk to say thank you on his behalf.
“She then told me that it was for us both and why.
“I’m not certain I rank in the same league as Lev, but I’ve always tried to offer what I can throughout our 40 years living in the village.
“Making Forsbrook and Blythe Bridge a better and happier place to live is just part of my own mission as a Christian to share the love I have for people that’s all.
“We just love living here with so many lovely and generously warm hearted and kind people.”
As for how his son took the news of the street being named after him and his father, Levison Snr said: “It came as a big, unexpected surprise, so we did not tell Levison when he came home.
“Rather we drove him round to the Blythe Field development when he too had the same reaction with the broadest smile we have seen from him in a long while.
“After a whole year with little to cheer us I hope it made our neighbours smile too.”
Forsbrook Parish Council clerk Dawn Plant said: “Staffordshire Moorlands District Council asked the parish for suggestions for new street names on the new St Modwen Blythe Vale estate.
“We suggested Levison as a name for all the good work Levison Snr and Jnr have done for the Parish of Forsbrook, we also suggested the rest of the names on the estate were taken from the Cenotaph in Blythe Bridge.”
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