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Dozens of friends and well wishers lined the streets of Hebden Bridge today ahead of the funeral of a local shopkeeper Bob Leedham. Bob was killed in January in a road accident in Thailand while on holiday with his wife.
Michael Billington reports.
Dozens of people lined the streets of Hebden Bridge this morning to pay their respects to a well-known shop owner who died after being in a moped crash in Thailand.
Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in the town with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui. His funeral is taking place at Halifax minister.
The funeral takes place today of a West Yorkshire shopkeeper who was killed in a moped accident in Thailand. Bob Leedham ran Something Sweet in Hebden Bridge with his wife Gemma, who was also hurt in the accident on the island of Koh Samui.
His funeral takes place at Halifax Minster. But beforehand his cortege will drive through the streets of Hebden Bridge so customers, fellow shopkeepers and friends can pay their respects. Mr Leedham was an avid Liverpool supporter and everyone is asked to wear something red.