Mourn­ers pay their re­spects to horse dealer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - JUNCTION 10 -

IT was a spec­tac­u­lar send-off as Douglas Dunn was laid to rest on Mon­day in a tra­di­tional gipsy funeral. The 63-year-old, who died of a heart at­tack at his home at the Chilm­ing­ton car­a­van site, was car­ried in a horse-drawn hearse ahead of a mas­sive pro­ces­sion of more than 20 lim­ou­sines and lor­ries loaded with flo­ral tributes on a fi­nal jour­ney round Ash­ford’s ring road. More than 150 mourn­ers came from across the south to pay their fi­nal re­spects to the man ac­knowl­edged as an ex­pert horse dealer. Late ar­rivals caused the cortege, which paused out­side his lo­cal, the Nelson pub in Stan­hope, to be de­layed for two hours. The fa­ther-of-nine, with 23 grand­chil­dren, was buried be­side Rose, his wife of 42 years, in Char­ing.

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