Flowers to commemorate the man who died during the Geldrop Highland Games
In the field near Geldrop Castle where Sunday’s Highland Games ended so fatally for Jan, 65, children are playing. In the flower garden, where the victim was fatally injured by a metal ball, people enjoy the beauty of the flowers and the shade provided by the trees. The only traces of the strange accident are a bench with a few bouquets of flowers and a notepad where people can leave a message in commemoration of Jan.
The Highland Games at Geldrop Castle was kind of a pilot project, says Jan, a trial run. “It was fun. The atmosphere was good, people were enthusiastic, the venue spacious enough to host the event. But the misfortune of a ball that went off course because of a person who lost the balance turned the situation into a tragedy.