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First Ashes Scattered in Memorial Garden

24 December 2014

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The first ashes have been placed into the Chesterfield FC Memorial Garden.

Although some were placed in the foundations while the Garden was being built these are the first to be strewn since it was completed.

The family of Trevor Denton gathered together to place his ashes into the Garden. 

Trevor, who died a few weeks ago at the age of 80, had been an award-winning programme editor for the Club in the 1980s.  

His son Jon said: “It was a really joyful ceremony today it was nice that we could all come down here and be involved.  It was also fitting that he was the first one to be placed here since the Garden opened what with his long association with the Club, including being programme editor.

"It is nice that we can keep coming back here and can have a chat with him hopefully about how well things are going on the pitch!”

Peter Whiteley, from the Chesterfield FC Community Trust, helped with the ceremony.

He said: “This was one of the reasons that the supporters built the Memorial Garden, so that families can use vas a focus of their remembrance of their loved ones.  

"We are committed to offering a free service to those associated with the club to place the ashes of loved ones in the Garden.  

"Of course people can support the maintenance and development of the Garden by buying plaques like the one for Trevor or by making a donation.”

Anyone who wants information about the Memorial Garden can call 01246264030 or email

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