Bernie’s Funeral Procession 3rd July 1018
The procession from Bernie’s home will leave Ayers Street at 10.15 to Southwark Cathedral. The coffin will be in a horse-drawn hearse, the family following in cars. The Cathedral is close to London Bridge Rail and underground stations and clearly signed.
The route will be along Southwark Street and then turn on to Bedale Street which leads through the Borough Market to Southwark Cathedral, arriving there at 11.00 am. It will be a lovely sight and good weather- so the forecast says. You are all welcome to join us in Ayers Street or along the way or at the Cathedral.
Everyone is welcome to the cathedral- the place is big enough- singing voices at the ready. It would be amazing to fill the space with all of his dear friends - I have members of HMS Belfast coming and they have said they will lower their flag during the funeral as a mark of respect.
The poppy wreath will go to the Belfast chapel.
The weather is meant to be very warm so please take care. The hearse and family group will leave around 12.30 to get to the crematorium with the horses.
Other guests are welcome at the Anchor Tap, which will be open to everyone from 12.30. It is a lovely walk from the Cathedral to the pub along the river front past the Belfast (much nicer than Tooley Street).
There will be food from around 2.45 pm at the pub for all and there we will raise a glass to Bernie.
'Lest We Forget'