People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland ahead of his funeral service at West Road Crematorium, in NewcastlePeople line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland ahead of his funeral service at West Road Crematorium, in Newcastle
People line the streets as the funeral cortege of Jack Charlton passes through his hometown of Ashington, in Northumberland ahead of his funeral service at West Road Crematorium, in Newcastle

PICTURES: 15 images of tributes to World Cup Winner Jack Charlton who was hailed as a ‘proud Englishman and a proud honorary Irishman’

The grandchildren of World Cup winner Jack Charlton have paid tribute to “a proud Englishman, a proud northerner and a proud honorary Irishman” at his funeral service.

The eulogy to the football great came at a private family service which followed remarkable scenes in his home town of Ashington, Northumberland, where thousands lined the streets to pay respect to “Wor Jack”.

After the service, the family added: “We’d like to thank people who turned out on the streets of Ashington, we were all overwhelmed and he would have been thrilled by the outpouring of kindness.”

Charlton died earlier this month aged 85.

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