Crowds gathered outside The Rose and Crown pub in Worthing to pay their respects

Crowds gather in Worthing for popular publican’s funeral – in pictures

More than a hundred people lined the streets on Friday (April 16), to bid an emotional farewell to a popular publican ahead of his funeral.

Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 22nd April 2021, 10:42 am

Dave Edwards, 73, who owned and ran The Rose and Crown pub in Montague Street, Worthing for more than 20 years, sadly died on March 30.

Well-wishers bowed their heads and some had a shot of Port outside the pub on Friday, as the cortege passed through the streets before arriving at Worthing Crematorium.

His daughter, Victoria Daly, 48, said she put a post up on Facebook inviting people to come and pay their respects – but only expected about 20 people to turn out.

“There were about 150 people,” she said. “It was emotional – to think that all these people came out for your dad and to see how many people’s lives he touched.”

Read more in today’s Worthing Herald (Thursday, April 22).

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