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Funeral procession around Epworth

A horse and carriage funeral passing John Wesley statue on Albion Hill, Epworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

A horse and carriage funeral passing John Wesley statue on Albion Hill, Epworth. Picture: Andrew Roe

A woman who lived in and loved Epworth and its history throughout her life, made her final journey through town in a horse-drawn carriage.

The late Audrey Grannon of Rectory Street, Epworth, headed the April 22 procession from her home to St Andrew’s Parish Church, where a service conducted by the Rev Ian Walker was followed by burial, and a reception in the Mowbray Arms. A route passing by the statue of John Wesley on Albion Hill was chosen by her children.

Mrs Grannon was raised at Newlands Farm, Epworth, and worked on the land for most of her life, said son, Mark, of Lindsey Court, Epworth.

He added: “My mother used to go to the old Board School in Epworth on horseback. They used to have a horse and carriage and we felt a horse-drawn hearse was what she would have wanted.

“Later in life gardening was her main hobby. She was always interested in the church and knew a great deal about Epworth and its history. She was very well known.”

Mrs Grannon died on April 5 aged 85. She leaves three children, Mark, Linda and Steven, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Donations made at her funeral were for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

 

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