Wyn opens new homes named after her

Helen Thompson, Calicos director of customer services, Winn McGeorge MBE, Calico resident and dedicated volunteer, and Chris Henshall, Lancashire and Cumbria Area Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) at the opening of Primrose Mill (s)
Helen Thompson, Calicos director of customer services, Winn McGeorge MBE, Calico resident and dedicated volunteer, and Chris Henshall, Lancashire and Cumbria Area Manager for the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) at the opening of Primrose Mill (s)

A former Mayoress of Burnley has been honoured by having a block in a new housing development named after her.

Mrs Wyn McGeorge, who was Mayoress in 1988 when her late husband Ken was Mayor, opened the Calico development of properties for rent and sale, at Primrose Mill, in Briercliffe.

Wyn, who received the MBE in 2012 for her services to housing, and is now a Calico resident and volunteer, joined Helen Thompson and Chris Henshall, Lancashire and Cumbria area manager for the Homes and Communities Agency, to cut the ribbon. Calico honoured Wyn’s decades of community work by naming an apartment block McGeorge House.