The funeral of a former Isle pub landlord, who collapsed while celebrating the recent Haxey Hood, takes place today.
Mick Grimes’ funeral cortege was to tour the Isle, and the hostelries he loved, prior to a service followed by committal at Scunthorpe at 2.40pm.
The procession of the former Carpenter’s Arms landlord at Westwoodside began at that pub then went through Haxey, past the Duke William, Loco and King’s Arms pubs to Owston Ferry, taking in the White Hart and the Ferryboat.
All friends of the popular local character were invited to follow the procession and/or attend the service by his daughters Karen and Katie.
Seventy-year old Mr Grimes, known to many as ‘Irish Mick’ lived most recently in Owston Ferry.
He died in hospital following his collapse from a suspected heart attack as he enjoyed watching the Haxey Hood contest with friends.