More than 35 scooters led the way to St Wulfram’s Church for the funeral of well-known Grantham man Steve Woollas on Wednesday.
The hearse carrying his coffin followed the procession of scooters, including members of the Grantham Daytrippers Scooter Club, of which Steve was a founding member.
Leading the procession was Steve’s own lambretta, nicknamed ‘the duchess’, ridden by one of his best friends Johnny Foss with Steve’s youngest son Jack on the back.
The journey began at the home of his mother, Sue Woollas, in Pasture Close, heading through the town centre and along Castlegate to the rear entrance of the church.
Funeral director Robert Holland led the coffin into the church, which was packed with family, friends and colleagues.
After the service, the scooters led the hearse back through the town and to Grantham Crematorium. Later in the evening, a celebration of Steve’s life was held at Chameleon Music Bar, in High Street.
Steve, who lived in Harrowby Road, was killed in an industrial accident at Vacu-Lug on July 30. He worked there as a forklift truck driver. An investigation into the incident is ongoing by the Health and Safety Executive.