Hundreds of people braved the snow and icy conditions today to attend the funeral of Britain's oldest man.
Reg Dean reached the age of 110 when he passed away earlier this month.
His family and friends gathered in Derbyshire today for a special service to celebrate his life.
Phil Brewster reports.
Reg Dean was born in 1902 in Tunstall, Staffordshire.
He saw 24 Prime Minister's, five Monarch's and two World War's.
He was shot at by the Japanese when in Burma.
He taught in Belper, Derby.
He founded the Dalesman Male Voice Choir.
The funeral of Britain's oldest man who died at 110 is taking place today. King Edward the 7th was on the throne when Reg Dean was born in Staffordshire in 1902.
He lived in the Derbyshire Dales where his family say the funeral is a celebration of his life.
Crowds are gathering for the funeral of Britain's oldest man. Reg Dean from Wirksworth in Derbyshire was 110 years and 63 days old when he died at his nursing home on the 5th January.
Reg was born at Tunstall in Staffordshire in November 1902. During his lifetime he lived through two World Wars, 24 British prime ministers, and the moon landings.
As a young man working in India, Reg drank a muddy-looking potion which, he was told, would help him live until he was 100.
The funeral of Britain's oldest man who died at 110 takes place today. King Edward the 7th was on the throne when Reg Dean was born in Staffordshire in 1902.
He lived in the Derbyshire Dales where his family say the funeral will be a celebration of his life.
Reg Dean from Wirksworth in Derbyshire is today celebrating his 110th birthday as Britain's oldest man.
Born in Tunstall, Staffordshire, in 1902, Reg Dean served as an army chaplain during the Second World War.
In his 110 year's, Reg has seen many great changes: air travel developed from the Wright Brother's first flight in 1903, to the first person on the moon in 1969.
He's also witnessed two world wars, five monarchs and 22 prime ministers.
Reg has been alive 40,150 days.