On the way it stopped outside Barry's home in Rotherhithe, outside Albin's old office in Old Jamaica Rd, at the Blue for a special act of commemoration attended by hundreds, past St James's School where he was chair of governors for many years, finally arriving at Holy Trinity, Dockhead where the funeral service itself took place in a packed church with hundreds watching from outside on large screens.
As the cortege made its way through the streets, St James bellringers rang a half muffled quarter peal in Barry's honour.
|The cortege passes through the Blue|
Later came a private burial and refreshments for invited guests in a marquee in Southwark Park.
It was an extraordinary day for an extraordinary man, for big-hearted Barry who won the hearts of a whole community through his kindness and generosity.
They called him 'Mr Bermondsey' but you could also call him 'Mr Kindness.'
|Jon, Barry & Simon at the Palace|