How you can say farewell to Chesterfield market trader and 'icon' Don Hollingworth

The family of famous Chesterfield market trader Don Hollingworth have released details about how people who want to say farewell can view his funeral.

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 7:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 7:01 pm

Don, who spent his entire working life on the market and became well known for his ‘three for a pound, your strawberries‘ call to passing customers, has sadly passed away aged 81.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, June 17, with a funeral car heading through the marketplace past Don’s old stall, near Marks and Spencer, at 3.30pm, and then on to the crematorium.

The funeral will be live streamed and can be accessed by visiting https://www.wesleymedia.co.uk/webcast-view with a login/order ID of 99347 and password rvavfkmu.

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Don Hollingworth's funeral will be live streamed.
Don Hollingworth's funeral will be live streamed.

Don’s son Steve described his dad as ‘a true icon of Chesterfield’ and many residents sent in their own tributes after his death.

Daughter-in-law Katherine Hollingworth, who is a Chesterfield borough councillor, said: "The market was always a big part of his life and where many of his friends were, even after he retired he was always in town catching up with people.

“I remember him letting his grandchildren help serve on the stall. They loved it, especially being allowed to shout ‘pound a bag’, he was a lovely guy who will be missed by us all.

"To describe Don to their friends my daughters would always say: ‘the man who shouts on the market’. Everyone knew who it was.”

Don was born on December 1, 1939, and worked on the market until his retirement in 2013.

Don’s wife Maureen passed away previously, but the couple had three sons and five grandchildren.

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