The majestic Durham Cathedral was the perfect setting for the memorial service.
Lady Elsie Robson (centre) and family at Durham Cathedral.
The great and the good of football were among the many invited to Sir Bobby Robson's memorial service at Durham Cathedral. David Seaman and Paul Gascoigne were amongst the early arrivals.
Tim Healy, from the world of entertainment was another local man at the service.
Gary Lineker delivers a personal tribute to the great man. © Getty Images
Former England managers Graham Taylor, (L) Sven Goran Eriksson (C) and current manager Fabio Capello - all managers together.
Bobby Charlton arrives to commemorate Sir Bobby's life.
Joe Morrison returned from the far east to be at the memorial service.
Gary Speed talked to BBC Newcastle ahead of the service.
Tyneside lads, Ant and Dec were there to pay their respects.
Des Lynam, who commentated on so much of Sir Bobby's life was there too.
Stuart Pearce at the memorial service in Durham Cathedral. © PA
One of the greatest fans of Sir Bobby, Alan Shearer, was one of the first to arrive. © PA
Niall Quinn arriving for the service at Durham Cathedral.
After the ceremony family and friends all filed out of Durham Cathedral to be picked up including Alan Shearer, Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Gascoigne.
Sir Alex Ferguson, yet another of football's greatest managers leaving the ceremony.
England's manager, Fabio Cappello on his way into the cathedral.
Former England manager and Middlesbrough FC manager Steve McClaren leaving the ceremony.
Meanwhile in Newcastle, two large screens relayed the Durham Cathedral service to fans at St James' Park.
Fans of Sir Bobby Robson at St James' Park for the relay of the service from Durham Cathedral.