Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Ray Bell – one of Northampton’s most successful businessmen - in Kingsthorpe today.
A procession of 50 vehicles, including skip lorries and Rolls Royce cars, made the cortege through the small village today, flanked by a police escort.
Ray Bell, the founder of Raybell and Sons, which provides skip hire, waste and tarmac services, died aged 71 at Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
He came to Northampton 30 years ago and established a tarmaccing firm in Welford Road, Kingsthorpe.
But the businessman in him spotted an opportunity in a sideline that led to his name being well known in the town.