A proud farewell

ndet 97131 Funeral of Jim Walker, of the Bridge Inn, Chesterfield
ndet 97131 Funeral of Jim Walker, of the Bridge Inn, Chesterfield

BRIGHTLY dressed mourners turned out in droves to pay their respects at the funeral of a well-loved pub landlord.

The funeral of Jim Walker, 36, of The Bridge Inn, on Hollis Lane, Chesterfield, was held on March 28, at Chesterfield Crematorium, and attracted so many that mourners had to stand outside and listen to a broadcast of the service.

Jim’s mum Wendy said: “Our thanks go to everyone for giving Jim such a good send off.” Mr Walker died after collapsing on March 16.