YORK City's hunt for urns and caskets at Bootham Crescent has borne fruit.

As part of the club's legacy project at the club's home ground of almost 90 years, City have had volunteers down at the pitch to look for urns of fans.

Between this Monday and Wednesday, volunteers have found three caskets buried under the turf thanks to relatives who have helped locate the resting places.

The club needs permission from the Ministry of Justice before they can exhume the urns and caskets, whereupon they will be placed in the memorial garden, which is to be created in the Popular Stand.

Yesterday, there were a good 20 people at the ground in the morning to assist in various aspects of the legacy project, from City's stadium development director Ian McAndrew to Jason Wood, a consultant who specialises in sport heritage, and supporters to help with digging.

A woman on Tuesday helped to locate the ashes of her sister at the David Longhurst Stand goalmouth and a supporter on Wednesday located his brother's ashes.

Understandably, it has been a poignant project for those involved.

"We had an emotional time when the lady found her sister," McAndrew said, adding of the overall event: "Everybody involved has been happy about the project."