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Classic car procession for funeral of butcher.

Byline: ABBIE WIGHTWICK Reporter

MOURNERS arrived in classic cars for the funeral of a popular butcher.

Henry Jones, who died aged 85 last week, ran the Jones Family butcher in Pentyrch, Cardiff, which he took over from his father who opened it in 1932.

The classic car lover's coffin was brought to the church in a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess hearse brought down from North Wales. Father-ofone Henry was a member of South Wales Classic Car Club for 25 years.

"I parked his grey standard 10 van outside the church so it was there too," said son Vaughan. "He loved that van. I polished it for the occasion."

Mr Jones' butcher's bike, which was always parked outside the Jones Family Butcher, was parked at the Acapela, the old Horeb Chapel where mourners went after the funeral.

The butcher, who was born at Penllwyn Farm in Pentyrch, stayed in the village all his life marrying his teenage sweetheart Eira, who survives him. The couple celebrated their diamond wedding last year.

The late Mr Jones sold the butchers as a going concerning 2012. It is now run by P and R Hopkins.


Mourners arrive in classic cars for the funeral of Pentyrch butcher Henry Jones, below left ROB BROWNE

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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:4EUUK
Date:Jun 8, 2016
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