Penwortham biker’s final ride in sidecar hearse

Posted on - 6th July, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Penwortham, People, Preston News
John Melling's sidecar
John Melling’s sidecar Pic: Graham Robinson

A former fireman brought the streets of Preston and Penwortham to a halt on Tuesday (4 July).


John Melling, who passed away at home aged 64, brought his love of motorbike riding to his funeral.

His coffin was taken in a side car flanked by motorbike riders to Preston Crematorium.

It made a stop off at Preston Fire Station where John had worked.

John Melling
John Melling

He leaves behind his wife Tania, children Charlene, Lorraine, Nicola and Jonathan. He was a grandfather and great-grandfather.

Read more: Tributes paid to Penwortham man who died in crash

The funeral procession for John Melling
The funeral procession for John Melling

The family have asked for any donations to be made to the St Catherine’s Hospice.

Inquiries can be made to Neal Buckley, Penwortham Funeral Service, 01772744700.

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