Thousands are expected to turn out for the funeral of community stalwart, Barry Albin-Dyer on Saturday.
The service at The Most Holy Trinity church, Dockhead, will be ticketed to ensure family and close friends can be seated inside.
For the crowds expected to gather outside, there will be three large screens showing the ceremony bidding a final farewell to the late, great funeral director.
The cortège will leave the Albin’s office in Culling Road at 9.45am and follow a route marking some of the milestones of Barry’s life along the way, due to arrive at the church at 11.15am.
The first stop will be at Barry’s home in Sovereign Crescent, where a flower will be laid on the doorstep. After going down Jamaica Road the next stop will be in Salter Road at the old home of Fisher FC – which Barry gave a lot of time and money to over the years.
The procession will pause for ten minutes in the Blue market square where doves will be released and an audio recording of Barry reading the poem Bermondsey, my Bermondsey, will be played.
The cortege will also pass by where the original F A Albins was in Snowsfields and the branch which Barry lived above as a young boy in Old Jamaica Road.
Due to the large numbers expected, parking is going to be very limited so where possible, attendees are advised to travel on public transport.
Following the service, Barry will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at the Albin’s memorial garden.
Floral tributes are welcome and should be delivered to Albin’s in Culling Road by 8am on Saturday.