Mourners pay their respects to horse dealer
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.