Wivenhoe residents gathered this even-tide to pay their final respects to comedy giant Victoria Wood, by lighting a fiery beacon to honour the Acorn Antiques star and comedy behemoth.
Crowds believed to be in excess of 18,000 people gathered in the Barry Chuckle memorial fields to pay their respects and honour the lady that gave us Mrs Overall, the two soups sketch and the Victoria sponge at around 6:45 in the morning after the tragic news broke.
By early evening, a throng of mourners stood arm in arm gently swaying and singing the words “I’m yours completely, bang me on the bottom with a Woman’s Weekly. Let’s do it, let’s do it tonight”. The mourners stayed at the park late into the night until riot police rocked up and used a mixture of tear gas and custard pies to disperse any malingerers.
Wivenhoe Mayor, Dame Dannii Minogue, is believed to be considering renaming Wivenhoe woods after the cuddly comedian and residents will vote next week as to whether it’ll be changed to Victoria Woods or Victoria Wood Woods.