Huge convoy brings Southampton roads to standstill as funeral of Carol "Bubbles" Carr takes place

Daily Echo: 600 bikers turn out to say goodbye to popular 'Bubbles' 600 bikers turn out to say goodbye to popular 'Bubbles'

A CONVOY of hundreds of bikers brought roads to a standstill today as they said farewell to popular motorcyclist Carol “Bubbles” Carr.

Riders traveled from all over the country to pay tribute to the popular motorcyclist and charity fundraiser at her funeral at Southampton Crematorium.

Daily Echo:

 

The convoy gathered at the Bittern Pub in Thornhill Park Road early this morning to before her hearse slowly arrived at 11.15am.

The procession, estimated to include 300 bikes and scooters, wound its way through the city to the crematorium where a service was held.

Traffic ground to a standstill as the convoy - flanked by police and marshals - poignantly passed.

Miss Carr, 50, from Bitterne, died when her Yamaha 900 bike was in collision with a grey Vauxhall Insignia in Moorhill Road on Tuesday, February 18.

The nanny organised the Southampton Toy and Easter Egg Runs during the 1980s and 90s, delivering thousands of toys and chocolates to disabled children and youngsters in care.

Daily Echo:

Her wake is being held in the Bittern Pub afterwards with local businesses including Dewhurst Butchers, Gannaways, Iceland and Asda donating towards food.

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4:25pm Fri 7 Mar 14

ClaireHunt says...

It's lovely to see such respect and love for a very special lady. R.I.P
It's lovely to see such respect and love for a very special lady. R.I.P ClaireHunt
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9:07pm Fri 7 Mar 14

derek james says...

good send off, there's a cameradie amongst bikers that will never exist in the car world
good send off, there's a cameradie amongst bikers that will never exist in the car world derek james
  • Score: 28

10:03pm Fri 7 Mar 14

Reality-man says...

derek james wrote:
good send off, there's a cameradie amongst bikers that will never exist in the car world
I don't, and never have owned a bike, but totally get that. what an awesome send off
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: good send off, there's a cameradie amongst bikers that will never exist in the car world[/p][/quote]I don't, and never have owned a bike, but totally get that. what an awesome send off Reality-man
  • Score: 36

12:24am Sat 8 Mar 14

Sir Ad E Noid says...

What a lovely Lady. Taken from this world far too early.
What a lovely Lady. Taken from this world far too early. Sir Ad E Noid
  • Score: 19

7:37am Sat 8 Mar 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

EXCELLENT tribute to a much loved Bubbles , R I P and ride on in lots of hearts x
EXCELLENT tribute to a much loved Bubbles , R I P and ride on in lots of hearts x SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 23

1:05pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Shmoo says...

Would also like to Thank Cotton's Bakery in Bitterne Triangle for the 30 Baguettes...
Everyone has been so kind and we were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone who helped...
We are building a 'Bubbles Garden' where she used to park her beloved bike... If anyone knows of any large wooden planters and benches that are for sell could you please let me know :-) (FaceBook-Romana Shmoo Mo)
Bubbles was one of the best neighbours anyone could wish for, hence the garden, where we can sit and chat and remember the remarkable woman Bubbles was.... And to give the local cat's that would come running from every direction when they heard the sound of her bike, for there daily dose of catnip.... :-)
We would like to keep her memory alive, not only for charitable work but for being a great friend and neighbour...
Romana
Would also like to Thank Cotton's Bakery in Bitterne Triangle for the 30 Baguettes... Everyone has been so kind and we were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone who helped... We are building a 'Bubbles Garden' where she used to park her beloved bike... If anyone knows of any large wooden planters and benches that are for sell could you please let me know :-) (FaceBook-Romana Shmoo Mo) Bubbles was one of the best neighbours anyone could wish for, hence the garden, where we can sit and chat and remember the remarkable woman Bubbles was.... And to give the local cat's that would come running from every direction when they heard the sound of her bike, for there daily dose of catnip.... :-) We would like to keep her memory alive, not only for charitable work but for being a great friend and neighbour... Romana Shmoo
  • Score: 6

2:56pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Inform Al says...

Shmoo wrote:
Would also like to Thank Cotton's Bakery in Bitterne Triangle for the 30 Baguettes...
Everyone has been so kind and we were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone who helped...
We are building a 'Bubbles Garden' where she used to park her beloved bike... If anyone knows of any large wooden planters and benches that are for sell could you please let me know :-) (FaceBook-Romana Shmoo Mo)
Bubbles was one of the best neighbours anyone could wish for, hence the garden, where we can sit and chat and remember the remarkable woman Bubbles was.... And to give the local cat's that would come running from every direction when they heard the sound of her bike, for there daily dose of catnip.... :-)
We would like to keep her memory alive, not only for charitable work but for being a great friend and neighbour...
Romana
We have 2 wooden planters at Ventnor Court about 49" wide 93" long and 23" high. The area ouside the flats is being regenerated. I am not sure what the council intends to do with these planters when the new brick built ones are completed. If you contact Aidan Cooper at the Civic you may be in luck. his email is aidan.cooper@southam
pton.gov.uk Goodf luck.
[quote][p][bold]Shmoo[/bold] wrote: Would also like to Thank Cotton's Bakery in Bitterne Triangle for the 30 Baguettes... Everyone has been so kind and we were overwhelmed at the generosity of everyone who helped... We are building a 'Bubbles Garden' where she used to park her beloved bike... If anyone knows of any large wooden planters and benches that are for sell could you please let me know :-) (FaceBook-Romana Shmoo Mo) Bubbles was one of the best neighbours anyone could wish for, hence the garden, where we can sit and chat and remember the remarkable woman Bubbles was.... And to give the local cat's that would come running from every direction when they heard the sound of her bike, for there daily dose of catnip.... :-) We would like to keep her memory alive, not only for charitable work but for being a great friend and neighbour... Romana[/p][/quote]We have 2 wooden planters at Ventnor Court about 49" wide 93" long and 23" high. The area ouside the flats is being regenerated. I am not sure what the council intends to do with these planters when the new brick built ones are completed. If you contact Aidan Cooper at the Civic you may be in luck. his email is aidan.cooper@southam pton.gov.uk Goodf luck. Inform Al
  • Score: 4

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