Crowds pay their final respects

Bernard Holden MBE said 'steam was in his blood'.
Bernard Holden MBE said 'steam was in his blood'. Credit: Jim Holden

The family and friends of Bernard Holden MBE are paying their final respects at his funeral on the Bluebell Railway in East Sussex. The 104-year-old passed away peacefully on the 4th October.

The steam train prepares to carry Bernard Holden on his final journey
The steam train prepares to carry Bernard Holden on his final journey Credit: ITV Meridian
Rail engineers carry the coffin onto the train
Rail engineers carry the coffin onto the train Credit: ITV Meridian
Volunteers stand in solemn salute
Volunteers stand in solemn salute Credit: ITV Meridian

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Tributes to steam train engineer

The funeral of Bernard Holden MBE who was instrumental in the preservation of the Bluebell Railway will take place in Sussex later.