WISBECH: Family honour the promise they made to Gladys with a six horse drawn hearse

THROUGHOUT her life Gladys Reed always planned to have her coffin drawn by six horses and a hearse. And on Wednesday the former part-time Wisbech bingo caller got her final wish as family and friends gathered for her funeral at Walsoken Parish Church. It

THROUGHOUT her life Gladys Reed always planned to have her coffin drawn by six horses and a hearse.

And on Wednesday the former part-time Wisbech bingo caller got her final wish as family and friends gathered for her funeral at Walsoken Parish Church.

"It's all she ever wanted from when she was a young woman," said her granddaughter Charlotte. "Six horses are quite rare for a hearse but that's what she wanted."

Mrs Reed, 78, who moved to the Fens during the war, lived for many years in Alexander Road, Wisbech, before moving to Petts Close after her husband's death.

Traffic slowed as the hearse made its way through Wisbech from Gorefield en route to the church.