Garden opens at rugby club

The dedication of new remembrance ground at Silveroyd, where Scarborough RUFC players and members ashes will be scattered, to be conducted by former first team skipper Rev Clive Burnard(right)'Picture by Andrew Higgins  113570a

The dedication of new remembrance ground at Silveroyd, where Scarborough RUFC players and members ashes will be scattered, to be conducted by former first team skipper Rev Clive Burnard(right)'Picture by Andrew Higgins 113570a

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A REMEMBRANCE garden at Scarborough Rugby Club’s Silver Royd ground has opened.

The dedication ceremony was carried out by former club captain and Scarborough Boys’ High School player Rev Clive Burnard.

The garden provides club members with a quiet place for contemplation and to remember loved ones.

The ashes of a club member, James Walton, were scattered during the ceremony.

The garden, which was constructed by volunteers, includes a section of turf from the Silver Royd pitch as well as a section from the pitch at the club’s earlier home.

Graeme Young, the club’s chief executive, said: “It’s a lovely area. The rugby club for a lot of people becomes a second family, and they spend time there throughout their lives.

“They choose to have their ashes spread there for that reason.”