Megan to toast Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with move back to childhood March neighbourhood

WHEN Badgeney Road, March, celebrated the Queen’s coronation with a street party in 1952, Megan Daplyn won a hair brush for being the “bonniest baby”.

Now 60, Mrs Daplyn is toasting the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee by moving back to the neighbourhood - to a house opposite her childhood home.

From her new property, the Roddons Housing Association resident will be able to see the garden of the home she lived in until she was 18 years old.

Mrs Daplyn and her husband’s new home is on the corner of Hurst Avenue, where it meets Badgeney Road.

She said: “It seems bizarre that 60 years down the line I’ve done a full circle and come back to my roots.

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“I remember playing on Hurst Avenue as a child and still have the hair brush I won as a baby as part of the local coronation street party.

“The area has changed tremendously, and there are a lot more houses here now, but I am really pleased to be back.

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“The move was really easy and everything went to plan. The removals were great, there is space for our car and caravan, and a large back garden.”

Mrs Daplyn’s move was part of Roddons’ Easymove Scheme, which offers residents with more bedrooms than their household needs the chance to move to a smaller home.

Fifteen people moved as part of the scheme in 2011/12, with a further 15 moving since April this year.

The scheme aims to free up Fenland homes for larger families who are in urgent need of housing.

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