Remembrance garden opens at football club

A football club has unveiled a remembrance garden for people whose loved ones' ashes were disturbed during renovation works.

The garden at Ipswich Town Football Club was officially opened on Armistice Day before the club's game against Swansea City.

The installation of a new pitch at Portman Road in the summer "unavoidably" disturbed ashes that were interred there, the club said.

Mark Ashton, chief executive of Ipswich Town, said: "The design is a beautiful one and something we can be very proud of."

The Garden of Remembrance sits at the corner of the Sir Alf Ramsey and Cobbold stands.

Mr Ashton said the project had been "important" for the club and he was "delighted" for it to officially open.

Rev Canon Kevan McCormack, club chaplain, held a service before the garden opened at 13:00 GMT.

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