Wolverhampton Says Goodbye to Sir Jack Hayward
3 February 2015, 17:33
Thousands have lined the streets of Wolverhampton for the funeral of former Wolves owner Sir Jack Hayward.
Hayward bought Wolves for £2million in 1990 and spent £50million renovating the stadium and taking the club into the Premier League.
He died on January 13th 2015 at the age of 91.
Fans left floral tributes and banners at the foot of the Billy Wright statue outside Molineux.
The stadium was transformed into a Premier League stadium by Hayward before selling the club in 2007.
His coffin was carried on a lap of the pitch at Molineux, draped in a Union Flag and was applauded by supporters.
There was a fly-past by the 671 Squadron Army Air Corps, who Sir Jack once served with.
The funeral service itself was held at St Peter's Collegiate Church and former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and England cricketer Baroness Rachael Heyhoe-Flint, both big Wolves fans, read tributes.