Video: Scooters lead the hearse carrying Steve Woollas through Grantham town centre

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More than 30 scooters led the way to St Wulfram’s Church for the funeral of well-known Grantham man Steve Woollas yesterday (Wednesday).

The hearse carrying his coffin followed the procession of scooters, all members of the Grantham Daytrippers Scooter Club, of which Steve was a founding member.

Scooters lead hearse carrying Steve Woollas.

Scooters lead hearse carrying Steve Woollas.

The journey began at the home of his mother Sue Woollas, in Pasture Close, heading down Bridge End Road, along London Road, St Peter’s Hill, High Street, Watergate, around the gyratory system to Brook Street and, finally, 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 a cremation at 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, Gonerby Hill Foot, on July 30, where he worked as a forklift truck driver.

He leaves his three children, Leon, Emily and Jack, granddaughter Gracie-Mae and sister Alison.