In pictures: Family and friends gather to say farewell to Rosie Darbyshire at her funeral in Preston

The rain didn't stop more than 100 people turning up to Village Drive in Ribbleton, the road in which Rosie Darbyshire grew up.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 3:23 pm
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 4:38 pm
Rosie Darbyshire's funeral

A highly emotional celebration of the 27-year-old's life started in Ribbleton today, as mourners said farewell to the much loved mum-of-one.

Floral tributes in Ribbleton
The rain didn't stop more than 100 people turning up to Village Drive in Ribbleton

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Village Drive was the road in which Rosie grew up
Mourners leaving floral tributes at Village Drive
A procession gathered at the far end of the road, led by a pristine white hearse and two grand horses
Mourners silently following behind the hearse
Some locked arm in arm and hugging each other, to honour Rosie
Rosie's family had previously requested people wear colour to celebrate the mum-of-one's colourful character
Prior to the funeral, Rosie's sister Alice said: "We want the funeral as colourful as Rosie so we are requesting that all please wear something with colour."
Mourners more than honoured the family's wishes, with reds, blues, purples, greens, and yellows on show from every person present.
There were tears, hugs and smiles
The hearse stopped at the end of Village Drive where it meets Pope Lane, for mourners to lay flowers
Tributes included multi-coloured roses at the place where hundreds of floral tributes and candles have been laid since Rosie died
Prior to today's funeral friends set up a JustGiving page in Rosie's memory in order to help support her bereaved little boy
More than 30 cars then followed the funeral procession
There was then a private ceremony at Preston Crematorium, where Rosie has this afternoon been laid to rest.
The service to celebrate her life then continued at Preston's Masonic Hall
Rosie had worked as a sous-chef at the Masonic Hall just a few years ago
The community held a vigil for Rosie on February 12.
Mourners watch the funeral procession
Cuddly toys were also left among the flowers
RIP Rosie