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Charlbury postman’s final journey is taken by tractor
7:00am Thursday 17th July 2014 in News
FORMER postman Trevor Bateman made his final journey on a trailer pulled by a tractor yesterday.
The tractor-trailer cortege took place at the funeral of Mr Bateman, from Charlbury, at the town’s St Mary’s Church.
Rev Jan Fielden, associate priest, who conducted the funeral, said: “Mr Bateman’s parents lived at Talbot Farm in Thames Street.
“He was a postman in Chipping Norton until a few years ago and lived on his own.
“He was a very popular local man with lots of friends and had a smallholding where he grew potatoes.
“He was only 63 and died from a suspected heart attack.”
Hymns at the service included Morning Has Broken and We Plough the Fields and Scatter.
Mr Bateman died on July 5.
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