The street names at local Stretford development, Novus by Miller Homes, have been revealed – and they will honour Manchester’s most prominent and influential women through the ages.

The first street to be revealed is Enriqueta Rylands Close, honouring the late British philanthropist, Enriqueta Augustina Rylands, who founded the John Rylands Library, in memory of her husband, in Manchester.

The other street names at Novus will include Dodie Smith Walk, honouring the late author best known for writing 101 Dalmatians, who also grew up in Trafford.

Alison Uttley Walk, named after the British writer who scribed over 100 books including Little Grey Rabbit and who studied at Manchester University, reading physics. The last street is Emmeline Pankhurst Drive, which pays tribute to the leader of the suffrage movement who was born in Manchester. The statue honouring Pankhurst in St. Peter’s Square was erected in late 2018 to celebrate her life and achievements for the women of the UK – the first statue unveiled in the city that pays tribute to a woman in over 100 years.

Talking about the street names, Leanne Feeley, Regional Sales Manager at Miller Homes North West, said: “Manchester is a city built on an impressive and colourful history.

"With Novus, we wanted to do something special with our street names and honour those most inspirational to us.

"From local authors, to the very leader of the suffrage movement who was born in the city, each street name has been chosen with care and named after a woman who, at some point during her life, had a notable impact on Greater Manchester and its people.”