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Tribute to devoted Corsham doctor
3:00pm Saturday 21st July 2012 in Corsham
A new housing development in Corsham has been named after a GP who served the town for 62 years before his death last year.
Burrowes Close, a 43-home scheme, has been developed on former industrial land at Pound Mead by the housing group GreenSquare.
Dr William Burrowes first came to Corsham in 1949 as a locum GP and never left, retiring from The Porch Surgery after 36 years.
In retirement, he continued for a number of years as a locum in numerous practices in the surrounding area. He was also involved in local organisations including Corsham Link and Corsham Cricket Club, and was chair of the governors of the Regis School and the County Primary School. He was also president of the Corsham Gardeners Society, Corsham Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade, and of the Corsham Branch of the Royal British Legion.
His widow Nancy Burrow-es said: “He has been recognised for his work in the past, however he was always surprised as he never sought or expected it. He was just in love with Corsham and the community and was so pleased to contribute to Corsham and to be part of any community occasion.”
GreenSquare’s development director Vic O’Brien, said: “These great new homes have been built on land that was previously occupied by disused warehouse buildings.
“The development will be an asset to the Corsham community, improving the landscape and providing high quality affordable housing.”