Heartbreaking scenes in Clitheroe as adored George Spencer (4) is laid to rest

There were poignant scenes as a convoy of tractors passed through the streets of Clitheroe for the final farewell of four-year-old tragic twin boy George Spencer, who brought joy and happiness to so many lives.

Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:53 am
Updated Wednesday, 7th April 2021, 9:56 am

People lined the streets of the town yesterday (Tuesday) to pay their respects as tractors big and small took part in the procession to give the adored little boy the send off he deserved.

George, a pupil of St James' Primary School, died on March 19th. Paramedics were called to the home of George and he was rushed to Royal Blackburn Hospital, but sadly the youngster, who has a twin brother, Arthur, died a short time after his admittance to hospital.

George was described as a "happy boy" who loved nothing more than playing outdoors with Arthur, especially spending time at Edisford Picnic Site, near the river. Another one of George's favourite places was playing on his nanna and granddad's farm with Arthur. The family issued a plea to local farmers to follow the funeral procession in their tractors.

Tractors big and small join the funeral procession

A tractor pulling a trailer carried the coffin, adorned with the flowers in the images of sheep, chickens, tractors and a rainbow.

A private family funeral service was held at St James' Church in Clitheroe followed by burial at Clitheroe Cemetery.

George's parents - Terry Spencer and Danielle Gorin - have launched a fundraising campaign to keep their beloved son's memory alive by installing more defibrillators in Clitheroe. They would particularly like a defibrillator installed outside St James' Primary School for the public to use in emergencies. Any money leftover will be used to buy a picnic bench as a touching tribute to honour his memory.

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The beautiful little boy was given the send off he deserved
The family asked local farmers to follow the funeral procession in their tractors