PHOTOS: Farewell to Clarets hero Ray Pointer

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The funeral of Clarets legend Ray pointer took place yesterday in Blackpool.

The forward, who was Burnley Football Club’s second-highest record goalscorer and a pivotal member of the 1960 title-winning side, died recently aged 79.

The funeral of Burnley FC legend Ray Pointer took place  at St Stephen's on the Cliffs Church in North Shore, Blackpool.
Mourners follow the coffin into church.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
11-2-2016

The funeral of Burnley FC legend Ray Pointer took place at St Stephen's on the Cliffs Church in North Shore, Blackpool. Mourners follow the coffin into church. PIC BY ROB LOCK 11-2-2016

Born in Northumberland, Pointer made 270 appearances for the Clarets scoring 132 goals, and later played for Bury, Coventry City and Portsmouth. He also won three England caps, scoring two international goals in 1961.

The funeral of another Clarets figure, former chairman Frank Teasdale, will take place on Monday.

Mr Teasdale, who lived in Clayton-le-Moors, died at home on January 31st aged 82. He was chairman at Turf Moor from 1985 to 1998.

He had guided the club through some of the most precarious times in its history, including the famous “Orient game” of 1987 which ensured Football League surival.

His funeral will take place at Burnley Crematorium at 1-40pm.