PHOTOS: Funeral of tragic James Goodship (17)

Pink socks and Liverpool FC shirts filled Colne today as around 800 people came to remember a popular and much-loved teenager.

The funeral of James Goodship (17), who drowned in a Foulridge reservoir last month, was held at St Bartholomew’s Church, as mourners, of all ages, remembered a boy who “lived life to the full”.

Led by the Reverend Jim Crawford, the commemoration of the former Colne Park High School student included touching tributes by James’ Uncle Paul and his best friend Luke Binns.

Time was also given to the congregation to reflect on their own memories of James, while R. Kelly’s “The World’s Greatest” was played.


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The service, which ended with the Liverpool FC anthem “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, was followed by a burial at Colne Cemetery.

The funeral of James Goodship from Colne, who drowned in the Burwains Reservoir. Photo: David Hurst