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Alfred Knight Close to be unveiled this weekend

Friends and family of Olympic weightlifter, Alfred Knight, will be attending a special ceremony this Saturday, 17th October, to unveil a brand new street at David Wilson South Midlands’ Arena Gate development in Duston, which has been named after the sporting hero.

Alfred Knight Close is just one of a number of streets within the Arena Gate development that have been named after well-known local legends. Around 100 guests, including local MP Brian Binley, are expected to attend the official opening of the street which has taken its name from Alfred, who, amongst his many accomplishments, came 4th in the 1948 Olympic Games in London (heavyweight, 117.5 kg snatch, 155 kg clean and jerk, 117,5 kg press, 390 kg total)

Barbara Jackson, daughter of Alfred Knight, comments
“As a family, we’re extremely proud of what our father achieved not just within his chosen sport, but within the local community too, and I think having a street named after him is a fitting tribute to what he accomplished during his lifetime.”

Jackie Day, Sales Director at David Wilson comments “Alfred Knight is a well -respected and loved sporting hero in Northamptonshire and we are proud to have a street at one of our developments named after him.”