Gibb being buried in the town a ‘credit’ to Thame

Robin Gibb
Robin Gibb

LATE Bee Gee Robin Gibb choosing to be buried in Thame is ‘a real credit to the town’, mayor Nigel Champken-Woods has said.

Despite having houses across the world, Gibb was buried in the grounds of St Mary’s Church, where his funeral service took place, facing his family home of many years, the Prebendal.

Hundreds of people lined the streets of Thame ahead of the service to see Gibb’s ornate white coffin in a horse-drawn hearse.

Onlookers watched as the glass-sided carriage topped with four plumed, black Friesian horses passed through Gibb’s adopted home town.

Mayor of Thame, Nigel Champken-Woods, said he was very impressed by the number of people who turned up to pay their respects on the day.

“Both sides of the high street were filled all along – far more people turned up than I had expected.

“The whole event was very reverential, with spontaneous applause breaking out from the crowd as the hearse passed by on its way to the church.

“Robin Gibb will be missed in the town.”

See pages 16 and 17 for more pictures taken of Gibb’s procession.