Hundreds pay tribute to former Norwich City vice-chairman Jimmy Jones

Around 1,000 people gathered in Great Yarmouth this afternoon to pay their last respects to Jimmy Jones.

Mourners packed into St Nicholas Minster to pay tribute to the 'man who always had time for everyone'.

The former Norwich City vice-chairman and director ran Great Yarmouth's Pleasure Beach for many years and his son Albert continues to run the business today. He had also been heavily involved in Gorleston Football Club since 1973, serving as chairman and honorary president.

Tributes from his grandchildren Jamie and Aaron and a reading from his lifelong friend Ian Miller expressed Mr Jones's devotion to his family and passion for football.

Mr Miller said: 'My words pale into insignificance. The volume of people present say more than words could ever do. It shows how many people Jimmy touched during his life.'

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Mr Jones was made an MBE in 2009 for services to sport.

He died aged 73 at the Heart Hospital in London on Tuesday, March 27 after battling heart and kidney problems for three years.

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