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Volunteers Sought For Memorial Garden

Work on new Turf Moor memorial site under way

4 June 2018

Early work has begun on the new Turf Moor Memorial Garden.

An area of land behind the Jimmy McIlroy Stand and extending to Brandwood Grove is being turned into a garden where relatives will be able to place plaques and scatter ashes in memory of loved ones who followed the Clarets.

The project is being under-taken by a memorial garden committee, formed last year in conjunction with club and council officials, and they are seeking help from volunteers over the next couple of months to move the scheme forward.

The area has now been thoroughly cleaned and prepared for works to be carried out by local landscape construction company Sustainable Projects Ltd, who designed the project and will be conducting the main memorial build.

However, organisers are still keen for volunteers to help out on areas highlighted in the in dark grey areas on the blueprint below, which will not be subject to works in phase one.

 

The garden committee is keen to hear from:

1. A tree surgeon to cut back the large bush in the centre of the garden and also work on some of the larger trees.

2. Anyone able to help with wild or normal flower beds to be sown or planted around the edges of the garden.

If you could help with any of these tasks before the start of August, please feel free to contact committee chairman Peter Briggs (pictured top at the ground-breaking last August) on 07966 424188.

 


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