Preston brought to a standstill by traveller funeral

Posted on - 17th January, 2013 - 3:38pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News



A large traveller funeral caused delays on the roads of Warrington and Preston last Tuesday afternoon.

The funeral of a young traveller who was found dead at his home last month took place in St Helens. The cortege passed through St Helens, towards Warrington and later to Preston for burial.

Tom Mongan, 26, was carried in a white hearse drawn by six white horses after being transported by motor hearse from St Helens. Following was another carriage drawn by six white horses carrying several floral tributes and further cortege of 10 stretch limousines. Police noted that there were up to 60 vehicles, including cars and vans.

Jazzbeat, who took these photos in Preston, mentioned that ‘While the carriages were being assembled a small aircraft flew overhead with a tribute to the deceased streaming from a banner attached to its tail’.

The children of the family later released 28 white doves.

An inquest into Mr Mongan’s death will take place at a later date.

Images curtosey of Jazzbeat


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