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.
Best wishes from Reg Dean, shortly before he died at the age of 110.
Britain's oldest man Reg Dean, who died on Saturday, was born in 1902 the year after Queen Victoria died. He had lived through four crowned monarchs and 21 Prime Ministers.
Speaking in 2011 he said there were three questions "that you must learn to try and answer.
"One is, who am I? Two is, why am I here? And three is, where am I going?"
Christopher Dean said faith had been a key part of his father's life, and one of the principles he had always credited with his long life.
The son of Britain's oldest man who has died said his father had only ever wanted "to make a difference" to the lives of those less fortunate.
Reg Dean was heavily involved in charity work throughout his life and completed a sponsored walk from Nottingham to Derby at the age of 90.
Later, he set up a Fairtrade store in his downstairs lounge, when he still lived at home, calling the franchise Traidcraft - it became Traid Links and continues to successfully operate in Wirksworth to this day.
Mr Dean's son Christopher, said his father had told him he had no fear at the prospect of his death.