RESIDENTS have launched a campaign to honour history in Melville Hill, Torquay.
A community group wants to name the steps which run between Rock Road and Melville Street the Laundry Steps after the former laundry on the site.
Now the Warren Road Re-union Group and the Friends of the Hill community action group is calling on Torbay Council to name the steps.
Nick Burleigh, of the Friends of the Hill community action group, said: "The laundry was a major employer in Melville Street during the early part of the 20th century and people who lived here know them as Laundry Steps because they were used by the laundry and the workers.
"But there is no street sign and when the next generation goes, that history will disappear."
He said the campaign has been ongoing for a number of years. It was first thought the steps were called Rock Road Path and would cost £1,400 to have them renamed.
The group have been unlucky in securing grants to pay the sum, but Nick said recent investigations by the group have shown the steps have never been officially named.
They have been in discussions with ward councillors to press ahead with the naming.
He said: "Some of the reunion members are in their 90s so we are running out of time. We'd love to get this done before its too late."