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Mourners follow wrong hearse for 9 miles in Only Fools and Horses mix-up

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Mix-up: The vicar said it was “like something out of Only Fools and Horses
Mix-up: The vicar said it was “like something out of Only Fools and Horses

A group of mourners mistakenly followed a hearse for nine miles on the way to the graveyard in a mix-up the vicar admitted was “like something out of Only Fools and Horses.”

Grieving friends and relatives had just left St David's Church in Pembrokeshire in the UK when they unfortunately lost sight of the hearse they were following.
 
They were attending the funeral of 71-year-old Mair Howard, and had just left St David's Church in Predergast when they lost sight of the procession while waiting for a break in the traffic at a roundabout.
 
In a coincidence worthy of Only Fools the mourners joined in behind a second hearse - which, in their three vehicles, they followed, reportedly for nine miles. 
 
The vicar who oversaw the funeral service likened the bizarre situation to the Only Fools and Horses episode 'If They Could See Us Now'.
 
Canon Geoffrey Gwyther said: "What an amazing coincidence for two hearses to be on the roundabout at the same time - it was like something out of Only Fools and Horses.
 
"When I retire and write my memoirs I'll devote a chapter to events that occurred during Mair's funeral."
 
Mrs Howard's son, Gareth said: "It was, of course, a sad occasion but despite getting soaking wet everyone had a good laugh - and I know Mam would have as well."