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NOVEMBER 16, 2001

Huge turn out for Ken Tyrrell's memorial service

GUILDFORD cathedral, about thirty miles from London, turned into a who's who of international motor racing yesterday afternoon (Thursday) as a galaxy of F1 personalities turned out for a service of thanksgiving for the life of Ken Tyrrell, who died of cancer in the summer.

Those attending included former Tyrrell drivers Jean Alesi, Martin Brundle, Jonathan Palmer and Sir Jackie Stewart who also made one of the addresses to the congregation. Other racing personalities present included Ron Dennis, Patrick Head, Craig Pollock, Rob Walker, Derek Bell, John Coombs and Teddy Mayer while the occasion was made particularly special with a performance by opera star Dame Kiri te Kanawa and rounded off by Chris Barber's jazz band playing "When the Saints Go Marching In."

Other addresses were made by Ken's son Kenneth, his grandson Adam and his old shooting friend Paul Tear. Afterwards all the guests mingled for more than an hour on the steps of the cathedral against a backdrop of music played by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment. All agreed it had been a great send-off for a fine man.