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Last Updated: Friday, 22 July, 2005, 18:23 GMT 19:23 UK
Funeral held of tube bomb victim
Stan Brewster
Mr Brewster had travelled to the capital for a conference
Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral on Friday of a Derbyshire victim of the London bomb attacks.

Stan Brewster, a 53-year-old father-of-two from Swanwick, died in an explosion at Edgware Road tube station on 7 July.

Scores of mourners lined the route to Swanwick Parish Church, where the service was held.

Businesses and shops in the village closed at lunchtime in memory of the council highways engineer.

'Good sport'

He had worked for Derbyshire County Council for 30 years and was travelling to a work-related conference as a last minute favour for a colleague at the time he was killed.

Mr Brewster died along with five other victims and a bomber.

Chief Constable of Derbyshire Police David Coleman told the mourners: "He was a huge guy, and his example will enrich the world.

"We have all been extremely privileged to know and share the friendship of 'Stan the Man' as he was affectionately known by some of his Round Table friends.

"Stan the good sport, Stan the family man, the gentle giant. We will never forget him."


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