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Town send off for popular veg seller

Residents of a Cornish town came out in force to line the streets for the funeral of a popular vegetable seller.

Raymond Arthur sold vegetables and eggs from a stall in a shed in his Helston garden for more than 20 years. When he died people wanted to pay their respects and gathered in the town to say one last goodbye.

Raymond’s funeral cortege made its way around Helston to the Central Methodist Church, and residents stood and bowed their heads and clapped.

The service was led by Rev Danny Reed and included a reading by Raymond’s grandson Nathan, with the eulogy read by his friend Martin Matthews.

Raymond, who died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, aged 89, was later interred at Helston Cemetery.

Photo: Methleigh Farm/Facebook

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