Date: Thursday 17 August 2017
Our North Yorkshire team has planted an oak tree and commemorative plaque at our High Mill development in Scalby, in memory of the late Kevin Dunwell who worked as a groundsman at the former High Mill Farm for 20 years.
Kevin’s granddaughter, Beth McPhee, approached us shortly after her grandad sadly passed away in late 2013, and ever since our team has been working with her on plans to commemorate his work in the area.
Beth McPhee, 21, from Scarborough, comments: “My grandad worked at High Mill Farm, which is now Taylor Wimpey’s High Mill development, for 20 years and was valued not only by our family, but the whole community.
“The initiative means so much to us and is the perfect way to ensure his hard work at the farm, which includes the planting of the forest which still stands today, and his memory lives on. The tree provides myself, my family and all of those who were close to my grandad throughout his life, somewhere to visit to remember the good times we had with him.”
Kevin Dunwell worked at High Mill Farm until he retired at 72 years old, alongside his manager and close friend Roger Steele – who valued his hard work and effort.
Debbie Whittingham, Sales and Marketing Director at Taylor Wimpey North Yorkshire, explains: “After hearing all about Kevin’s life and the fantastic work he did at the farm, we were more than happy to support the Dunwell family in their quest to ensure his memory lives in.
“The tree is a great addition to the development, and we’re confident our residents and those in the nearby area will value this lovely new space.”
Beth concludes: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my thanks to the team at Taylor Wimpey, on behalf of my whole family.”
There’s currently a range of three, four and five-bedroom homes available at High Mill.