Sheffield funeral of Fargate banner man

Ced Cocker

Ced Cocker

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Ced Cocker, the religious banner man of Fargate, bore witness to the end – including at his own funeral.

Instead of with flowers his coffin was carried into Hillsborough Baptist Church with the slogan ‘Prepare To Meet Thy God’ on one side – and ‘The Wages of Sin is Death’ on the other.

The hearse arrives for the funeral of Ced Cocker.
The hearse arrives for the funeral of Ced Cocker.

Outside church, packed with 300 people, a man stood with one of the banners Ced had carried for 65 years. Inside, other banners were placed against the pulpit.

 

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