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Trevor Fry Road named after late BBC local radio broadcaster

Trevor Fry
Image caption Trevor Fry had wanted to work for the BBC since he was seven-years-old

A road is to be named after the late BBC Radio Bristol and BBC Somerset host Trevor Fry.

Mr Fry, who presented the Sunday Morning Breakfast Show and the Late Show, died suddenly in June aged 68.

His late show was heard around the South West, including Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall, and the Channel Islands.

Trevor Fry Road will be built on a new site on the B4055 between Severn Beach and Pilning, near Bristol.

The road will be on the former ICI site on land previously known as the Western Approaches.

The idea was proposed by family friend and parish councillor Carol Woodhouse.

"He did so much for the local community and was always available to support events such as our local flower show," Ms Woodhouse said.

Mr Fry joined BBC Radio Bristol in 1997 and had wanted to work for the BBC since he was aged seven.

He started his career on hospital radio before moving to Bristol's first commercial station, Radio West in 1982.

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