The funeral has taken place for one of Cumbria's last Second World War veterans.

People lined the streets of Keswick, in the Lake District, to say goodbye and to pay tribute to Jim Newstead who was 94 years old.

The father of five served in the British Army in Northern Europe during the conflict and was in Germany when the war in Europe ended in 1945.

He was the president of the Keswick branch of the Royal British Legion and friends and family described him as having a "heart of gold."

  • Watch the moment mourners line the streets of Keswick to pay their respects.

Ryan Swindell, from the Keswick British Legion branch, said: "He was an extremely warm, welcoming and kind-hearted gentleman who will be sadly lost within this community.

"He was affectionately known as the 'poppy man' because of his contribution to the poppy collection every year within Keswick and the surrounding community.

"We lost him just a week before the celebrations. When I spoke to him he was extremely proud to have served and been at the signing at the end of World War Two.

"The stories that he shared with us all, we will all remember and cherish them."

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