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Extra security brought in for Finchley legend Horace White's funeral
Extra security is being brought in to deal with large crowds expected at popular Horace White’s funeral tomorrow.
Metropolitan PCSOs have also been informed of the funeral plans to help manage the potentially large numbers of visitors.
Horace was extremely well known in the Finchley area, where he hung around outside shops and chatted with passers-by almost every day for more than three decades.
The 54-year-old, of the Grange Estate, East Finchley, passed away on Monday, September 24, after he collapsed outside the Whittington Hospital, in Archway.
An ‘RIP Horace’ Facebook group has attracted more than 10,000 ‘Likes’ and a petition to have a bench installed in his memory has reached nearly 6,000 web signatures.
Dozens of people have left flowers outside McDonald's in Finchley High Road, one of Horace's regular haunts.
His funeral will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) at the Islington Cemetery, in High Road, East Finchley.
There will be an open coffin from 11.30am before the service begins at midday. Mourners have been asked not to wear dark colours.
Funeral directors AW Luck and Sons confirmed a PA system would be brought in to broadcast the service to those unable to fit inside the chapel.
The cemetery is also bringing in extra security to direct possible crowds.
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