Tributes and tears at funeral of teenager Lauren Carr

Carrbrook teenager Lauren Carr’s favourite things were remembered with tears and smiles at her funeral in August.

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Cloud at Lauren’s funeral

Lauren’s body was found in woods off Armit Road in Greenfield earlier in the month. Police said there were no suspicious circumstances.

An inquest has been opened at Stockport Coroner’s Court with a full inquest set for January 27, 2017.

Hundreds of family, including mum Sue and dad Mick, plus friends attended the funeral service of the 18-year-old former Mossley Hollins pupil at Dukinfield Crematorium.

The mourners, some stood outside the Chapel because of the large numbers attending, were left in no doubt about Lauren’s passions for horses and tractors.

Her coffin was pulled on a trailer by one of her favourite David Brown tractors with two, smaller models parked outside the Crematorium grounds.

One of Lauren’s ponies she had previously ridden – Cloud – was brought to the service and mentions of her first ponies, Domino and Orange, were made during the service.

Lauren was described as a mixture of “tomboy and girly girl” with visits to Dovestone Reservoir among her favourite pastimes.

Music included ‘My Boy Lollipop’ and the Wurzels’ popular novelty hit “Combine Harvester’ the latter putting smiles on the faces of the funeral congregation on hearing the music.

Mossley Hollins head teacher, Stuart Marshall also paid his own tribute to Lauren who was a student at Tameside College at the time of her death.

“She was a lovely girl and also popular in school with both the staff and the students,” he said. “It is just a tragedy.

“Unfortunately, no one can work out why these things happen. But she will be missed.”

 

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