A FORMER pub which is being developed into new homes is going to be named after an SAS legend.

The Ship Inn in Ross Road was knocked down to make way for a Herefordshire Housing development of 35 one and two-bedroom apartments, which will be affordable rent.

Once completed next spring, the site will be named Brummie Stokes Court after a Facebook competition was launched asking for residents to make suggestions.

Brummie Stokes was one of the most famous members of the SAS and scaled the heights of Everest three times. He died in January 2016, age 70.

In Credenhill in 1991 he started The Taste of Adventure with his wife, Lynn, and they helped under-privileged children take part in outdoor activities such as climbing and abseiling.

His wife, Lynn, said: "I think it is wonderful. Brum would be so humbled to think they were going to do that. He would be over the moon."

Lynn grew up near to the Ship Inn and her father, Cecil Knight, and uncle, Arthur Knight, ran social clubs at the pub including a thrift club. They also ran Christmas parties for children.

She said: "It was a massive part of my family's life, really because of dad and Uncle Arthur. They were well known in the community of Hinton and Putson. That is where everyone went to - The Ship Inn.

"It was a massive part of community life for that area."

Her brother saw the competition to name the flats and nominated Brummie.

Lynn added: "When Brummie came to Hereford - he said it was the pub they went into first on Thursday night. The landlord at the time had a colour TV and they would watch Pan's People on Top of the Pops."

She used to work at Boots Chemist with her cousin and Boots would provide presents for the Christmas children's parties.

Her dad's community work inspired her and during her life she has carried on reaching out to the community through Taste of Adventure and she also provides hot lunches for the elderly.

Taste of Adventure has relocated from Credenhill and the family now run the Boulder Barn at Holmer Trading Estate.