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Football farewell

PEOPLE were standing ten deep in the city centre for the funeral of Sir Tom Finney, the footballing hero of Preston North End, writes the Revd Timothy Lipscombe (below), from Preston Minster, in Blackburn diocese. He especially remarks on the "exemplary behaviour" of the crowds.

The flag on the town hall was at half-mast, and there was spontaneous and dignified applause as the hearse drew up outside the Minster. Players from North End carried the coffin. ...

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