Over a dozen horse drawn carriages form part of funeral cortege for much-loved scrap metal merchant and horse trader
PUBLISHED: 17:57 27 November 2017 | UPDATED: 11:08 28 November 2017
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Great Yarmouth stopped to pay its respects for a much-loved scrap metal merchant and horse trader as the funeral service was held for Michael “Mike” Docwra.
A procession of over a dozen horse-drawn carriages and vintage trucks made its way from the Docwra family scrapyard near Gapton Hall to St Nicholas Minster.
A service was held at Great Yarmouth Minster on Monday for Mr Docwra who died aged 71 after a long illness.
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Family and friends travelled from far and wide to pay their final respects to Mr Docwra who was described as “a kind, loving, family man.”
One of the red vintage pick-up trucks was filled to the brim with floral tributes including the words ‘Dad’ and ‘Grandad’ in large white letters.
He was known for as a “grafter” and was described by his family as “the kind of man who was once met and never forgotten, who treated everyone fairly without a bad word to say about anyone.”