Seaton's tribute to the Royal Observer Corps
PUBLISHED: 10:44 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 16:29 21 October 2013
Crowds gather for a service of dedication and remembrance near the newly named Royal Observer Way outside Tesco
The work of the Royal Observer Corps in Seaton for more than half a century was formally recognised on Saturday.
Crowds gathered at the public realm for the official unveiling of the new Tesco access road – named Royal Observer Way - and take part in a service of dedication and remembrance
Mayor Gaynor Sedgwick and town councillors were joined by members of the Royal Observer Corps Association, former Royal Observer Corps workers, and representatives from other service groups, both locally and nationally, for the event.
Cllr Sedgwick said: “In 2011 Seaton Town Council responded to a request by Mr Irving Roberts to name a street in honour of the Royal Observer Corps in Seaton. New roads were being constructed around the new Tesco development and we had been asked by East Devon District Council to suggest some street names. This resulted in asking local people for suggestions and Royal Observer Way was chosen.
“A sign was erected in November 2011, and a further information panel has since been placed under the street sign. Seaton Town Council thanks Mr Roberts for making the suggestion in the first place and for his dedication in working with our clerk and councillors to bring this into fruition.
“Seaton Town Council is delighted to honour in this small way, the men and women of the Royal Observer Corps who for many years, from posts around Seaton, protected our country.”