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Pics: Preparations are underway for Jimmy Hill's memorial service

Thousands of people are expected to head to Coventry Cathedral this evening for the memorial service of Jimmy Hill.

The former footballer and Coventry City manager died in December at the age of 87.

Preparations are underway with the serice set to start at 5:30pm.

Preparations are underway ahead of this evening's service Credit: ITV Central
Preparations are underway ahead of this evening's service Credit: ITV Central
Coventry Cathedral Credit: ITV Central
Inside Coventry Cathedral Credit: ITV Central

Tune in to ITV Central at 6pm for our live coverage.


Weekend Picks: Oliver Twist

The Remarkable Tale of Oliver Twist: Sun 14th Feb (Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry)

A new take on Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist for a modern audience Credit: 91020 / DPA/PA Images

Audiences can watch Charles Dickens’ tale of Oliver Twist this weekend at Warwick Arts Centre. The performance will be presented in the style of a Victorian music hall, with speciality acts and variety entertainments.

Production Red Earth have adapted the classic masterpiece for a modern audience who can expect surprises and a colourful cast of larger than life characters on stage.

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Watch: Jimmy Hill's son pays tribute to 'entertaining and innovative' father

Ahead of Jimmy Hill's memorial this evening, his son Jamie reflects on how the former Coventry City manager will be remembered.

Jamie pays tribute to his father who was "always full of energy".

Asked how the general public will remember him, and Jamie says the 'celebrity' label was never anything Jimmy wanted.

We'll be live at Coventry Cathedral from 6pm for Jimmy's memorial service.


Pictures: Jimmy at Work

Have a look at some of these pictures of Jimmy Hill during his time at Coventry City.

The pictures show various aspects of Jimmy's work.

Jimmy arriving at Coventry City Football Club Credit: BRITISH PATHE
Jimmy at his desk working Credit: BRITISH PATHE
Jimmy using a model board to explain positions to the team Credit: BRITISH PATHE
Jimmy surrounded by fans asking for his autograph Credit: BRITISH PATHE

Catch ITV's coverage of Jimmy Hill's memorial service, live from Coventry Cathedral, at 6pm this evening.

Watch: Jimmy Hill's son says youngsters should know his father's legacy

Jimmy Hill arguably changed the world of football.

However his son Jamie Hill believes that the younger generation should know the history of certain aspects of the game that his father helped to shape.

Our coverage of Jimmy Hill's memorial service is live from Coventry Cathedral from 6pm this evening.

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