Many of you will now be aware Yarnbury RFC has successfully secured funding from the Rugby Football Union (RFU) for the installation of a new Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP). To secure the funding we have agreed that the AGP be installed on the existing First XV pitch. The installation work will require the top surface of the pitch to be removed, this is not a problem as many would welcome an improved playing surface.
Yarnbury established its self at Brownberrie Lane in the early 1970’s and during that time several Yarnbury members have had their ashes scattered over the playing surface that will soon be removed. To respect their memory and to allow future members to have the same opportunity we have decided to remove a section of Top soil from the playing surface and place it in an area that will become a small remembrance garden for them and any future members.
Unfortunately, the Club has no record of who has had their ashes scattered, so I am asking everyone to contact former members and friends of Yarnbury to help us identify those individuals. Also, if possible the contact details of their surviving family. Once we have established a list of names it will allow us to reference their names in the remembrance garden.
If you can let me know email@example.com or 07753 495922.
The area of land selected for the garden is opposite the changing rooms between “Bobs Hut” and the existing steps that gives access to the current 1st XV pitch. All costs associated with the Garden will be met by the club, and all work will be undertaken by volunteers so, should you wish to help let me know, you will be rewarded in Heaven and there will be a pint or two as well
Thanks in advance
Updated 12:35 - 26 Feb 2018 by Charlie Brownridge