A HUDDERSFIELD churchyard is looking stunning - thanks to years of work by two dedicated men.
Peter Clarkson and Trevor Edwards have been working on Holy Trinity Church's yard, opposite Greenhead Park, for five years.
They have cleared bushes, weeds, brambles and tackled trees that had not been pruned for 40 years.
Mr Clarkson said their efforts had been described as stunning by people impressed with the revamped area.
Mr Clarkson, 77, a former master at Royds Hall High School, Paddock, said: "It started for me when there'd been no burial in the church grounds for a long time.
"Then in 2000 my mother died aged 95 and her plaque is the third one in this `new' memorial garden. When her ashes were interred I was appalled at the state of the area."
But once the memorial garden was completed Mr Clarkson said he wanted to take things further.
He and Mr Edwards then transformed much of the churchyard. Mr Edwards established an area known as Trevor's Plantation. The land has now been re-named South Park and incorporates Madge Whittaker's Corner.
Mr Clarkson said: "Madge, a centenarian, wanted a few special trees and a bench in memory of members of her family. "Gardening is therapeutic, keeps me out of mischief and gets fresh air in my lungs!"