Funeral of Hannah Hauxwell to take place in Barnard Castle

Hannah Hauxwell Credit: Yorkshire Television

The funeral of Hannah Hauxwell will take place later in Barnard Castle.

The retired farmer from North Yorkshire who took part in a number of television documentaries, including 'Too Long a Winter', died on the 30th January, aged 91.

Hannah's funeral is due to take palace at Barnard Castle Methodist Church at 11am.

Following the service, the cortège will take her past her old home to Romaldkirk Church, where she'll be laid to rest, in the same place her parents were buried.

Hannah famously lived alone in an isolated farm with no electricity or running water when she first came to public attention.

TV crews first followed her in 1972, showing how she she tended cattle in severe weather, living and sleeping in one room, while drinking from a local stream.

After 'Too Long a Winter' was aired, audiences were moved by the conditions she lived in and her determination to ensure the cows were fed and well looked after.

Yorkshire Television was inundated with calls from viewers wanting to help Hannah and she received donations from all over the world.

Following the success of the initial series, cameras kept returning to Hannah's farm.

As her health and strength then began to deteriorate, Hannah sold the farm to live in a nearby cottage.