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Friday, 3 March, 2000, 14:47 GMT
Sir Stanley's funeral in pictures
Up to 100,000 people lined the streets of Stoke-on-Trent for the funeral of footballing legend Sir Stanley Matthews. He died last week aged 85.


Crowds near the statue

Stoke unites: Thousands congregate below Sir Stanely's statue to watch his funeral cortege pass by.

Gordon Banks, wipes away a tear

Tearful tribute: Gordon Banks, another former Stoke City and England legend, shares the football community's sadness.

Petters fans line the pitch

Happy memories: Potters fans remain loyal.

Wreaths on the hearse

Floral finery: One of the floral wreaths included a floral recreation of Sir Stanley's number seven shirt.



Mass appeal: The name Sir Stanley Matthews is synonymous with football to both young and old, especially in Stoke.



Thanks for the memory: A mourner weeps as a young girl captures for posterity the day one of English football's greats was honoured by his home town.



The man himself: Stanley Matthews (pictured in1963) made 710 appearances in all, won 54 England caps and was never booked.

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