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Cilla Black Funeral: Cortege Route Announced As ‘Blind Date' Star's Family Invites Fans To Line Two-Mile Stretch Leading To Liverpool's St Mary's Church

18/08/2015 13:00 BST | Updated 20/08/2015 10:59 BST

The family of Cilla Black have announced the cortege route for the star’s funeral in Liverpool, which is taking place later this week.

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Fans of the ‘Blind Date’ star, who died on 1 August, have been invited to line the two-mile stretch of Woolton Road in Liverpool to pay their last respects.

The funeral will be held at St Mary's Church, in the suburb of Woolton, at 1pm on Thursday (20 August).

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Cilla Black

Cilla’s family added that the public would not be able to access the church grounds and asked people not to travel to Woolton village as "as this may compromise the funeral party and invited guests from attending".

Thousands are expected to come out and say goodbye to Cilla in her home city after more than 3,000 people signed books of condolence following her death.

Fans Pay Tribute To Cilla Black In Liverpool

The funeral cortege will start at the junction of Woolton Road and Church Road North, and will travel to the junction with Blackwood Avenue before continuing to the church.

After the funeral, the entertainer's body will be laid to rest at a private ceremony in Allerton Cemetery, where her parents are buried.

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Cilla's funeral will be held at St Mary's Church

Some parking and traffic management restrictions will be in place on the day:

  • Church Road closed to general traffic between Allerton Road and Ridgetor Road
  • Mason Street closed from Woolton Street to Church Road
  • Mount Street and St Mary's Street closed to general traffic
  • All the above roads will also be subject to parking restrictions
  • It may also be necessary to close a section of Allerton Road between Woolton Street and Quarry Street

Last week a coroner ruled that Cilla died from a traumatic head injury as a result of a fall.

A verdict of accidental death was recorded by Andre Rebello during a 15-minute hearing at Liverpool Coroner's Court.

Fans Pay Tribute To Cilla Black In Liverpool

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