5 Jun


Now that the hurly burly of the rugby season has gone, a hush has descended on Silver Royd for a few weeks and voluntary work has been in progress on the Scarborough Rugby Club Memorial Garden. Work on the garden started over a year ago as a club project with a working party consisting of members Ian Marshall, Mick McGuinn, Mike Beston and Pete Hillier. In the last couple of months former President Howard Acklam has devoted much of his spare time to refreshing, planting and soil improvement. The Rugby ball shaped lawn in the centre is grown from turf removed from the club’s former base at Newby and in the last week or so the ashes of former President the late Brian Shipley were scattered at the site. The garden is a haven of peace and tranquillity with superb views to the North Sea and the town’s magnificent medieval castle. A trip to the garden allows for a little time to be spent in quiet contemplation perhaps interrupted only by the song of the thrushes which are abundant on a site with a growing reputation as a haven for local flora and fauna.

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