Fitting yellow and green farewell for Norwich City fan Michael

Andreanna and Michael Brookman at the Bell pub in Cawston.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Andreanna and Michael Brookman at the Bell pub in Cawston.Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

Friends and family turned a village yellow and green in a fitting finale for lifelong Norwich City fan Michael Brookman.

Cawston was decorated in yellow and green to remember pub landlord Michael Brookman. Mr Brookman ran

Cawston was decorated in yellow and green to remember pub landlord Michael Brookman. Mr Brookman ran the Bell Inn in the village for more than 20 years with wife Andreanna - Credit: Archant

The streets of Cawston were emblazoned in Canaries colours for the funeral of the popular publican.

Mr Brookman, who died last month, aged 60, ran The Bell Inn, at Cawston, with wife Andreanna for more than two decades.

The football-inspired farewell saw shops and houses decorated yellow and green with Norwich City flags, scarves and shirts.

A celebration of his life at Greenacres, at Colney, near Norwich, saw the coffin carried in to the Match of the Day theme and chorus of the iconic Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone. Mr Brookman's daughter-in-law Sarah also performed one of their favourite songs Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars. Mourners wore football shirts and scarves in tribute to the grandfather-of-three.


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A season ticket holder in the lower Barclay, Mr Brookman had avidly supported his beloved club through good times and bad.

Close family friend Raffi Coverdale helped organise Mr Brookman's funeral. She said: 'When the family arrived they walked through the village they were amazed and moved by the tributes. Andreanna was very humbled by people's support. She would like to thank everyone in Cawston for the support they have given her.

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'I think Michael would have felt privileged that people cared so much. He was a very quiet person but had such a passion for football.'

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