A part of south west London's history is being demolished to make way for thousands of new homes.
Earls Court, the exhibition centre, is being knocked down. Kensington and Chelsea's planning committee approved the scheme last night.
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Led by Quo frontman Francis Rossi, Parfitt's band mate for 50 years, the group's current line-up joined mourners at Woking Crematorium.
Currently the Ealing Council has a huge shortage of suitable space and sees these steel well insulated boxes as a cheaper alternative.
Staff at Envirowaste in Leyton say the medal may have been left within a piece of furniture and thrown away accidentally.