Around 50 people gathered at Grantham Museum to watch today's funeral service for Margaret Thatcher.
Others watched the ceremony in the privacy of their own home.
At Baroness Thatcher's former school, lessons came to a halt so the class of 2013 could see their famous ex-pupil laid to rest.
Peter Bearne reports.
Children at Margaret Thatcher's old primary school in Grantham watch the funeral. A big screen has been put up in the classroom at Huntingtower Community Primary School.
As the hearse arrived at St Clement Danes, the coffin was taken into the church, ready to be transferred to a gun carriage to be taken to St Paul's.
Today, black ribbons adorn the portrait of Lady Thatcher in the museum as her funeral begins in London.
The rose has been named 'Grantham's Thatcher Rose' and will be positioned in the civic area at the Guildhall next to the book of condolences. It will be replanted in Wyndham Park in the future.
A tattoo artist from Lady Thatcher's hometown Grantham has paid a life-long tribute to the 'Iron Lady' by having her head tattooed on his leg.
Louis Maier aged 32 wanted to have the six-inch work of art on his right calf to honour her.
The unusual design features Baroness Thatcher's head sitting on an ice cream cone complete with a flake.