In Pictures: Liverpool says tatty-bye to Sir Ken Dodd

Sir Ken Dodd's funeral has taken place in Liverpool, the city he lived in all his life.

The hearse carrying the comedian made its journey from his Knotty Ash home to the city's Anglican Cathedral where he was a worshipper.

Thousands including fellow comedians turn out to witness the last journey of the man whose shows would famously go on until the early hours.

Tickling sticks are placed outside the home of Sir Ken Dodd in Knotty Ash (Aaron Chown/PA)
Tickling sticks are placed outside the home of Sir Ken in Knotty Ash (Aaron Chown/PA)
Crowds outside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral watch the funeral service on a big screen (Peter Byrne/PA)
Crowds outside Liverpool Anglican Cathedral watch the funeral service on a big screen (Peter Byrne/PA)
Sir Ken Dodd's wife Lady Anne and nephew John Lewis arrive ahead of the funeral (Peter Byrne/PA)
Sir Ken's wife Lady Anne and nephew John Lewis arrive ahead of the service (Peter Byrne/PA)
A fan of Sir Ken Dodd holds up a tribute (Peter Byrne/PA)
A fan of the veteran comedian with a tribute (Peter Byrne/PA)
The Order of Service (Peter Byrne/PA)
The Order of Service (Peter Byrne/PA)
Floral tributes outside the home of Sir Ken Dodd in Knotty Ash (Aaron Chown/PA)
Floral tributes outside Sir Ken's home (Aaron Chown/PA)
Sir Ken Dodd's fellow comedian and fellow Liverpudlian Jimmy Tarbuck arrives at the cathedral (Peter Byrne/PA)
Fellow comedian and Liverpudlian Jimmy Tarbuck arrives at the cathedral (Peter Byrne/PA)
The coffin is carried in during the funeral service (Aaron Chown/PA)
Mourners stand as the coffin is carried into the cathedral (Aaron Chown/PA)
Ricky Tomlinson was among the mourners (Peter Byrne/PA)
Ricky Tomlinson was among those paying their respects (Peter Byrne/PA)
The funeral cortege carries Sir Ken Dodd's coffin from his home in Knotty Ash (Aaron Chown/PA)
The funeral cortege carries Sir Ken's coffin from his home in Knotty Ash (Aaron Chown/PA)
Stephanie Cole speaks during the funeral service (Aaron Chown/PA)
Stephanie Cole speaks during the funeral service (Aaron Chown/PA)
A tickling stick shows the way to the cathedral (Peter Byrne/PA)
A tickling stick shows the way to the cathedral (Peter Byrne/PA)
Floral tributes outside the comedian's home (Aaron Chown/PA)
Floral tributes outside the comedian's home (Aaron Chown/PA)
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