THE many friends of a well-known Ilkley man lined The Grove on Tuesday morning to pay their respects as his funeral cortege passed The Bandstand.

Paul Anning sadly passed away on 17th May 2020 aged 76.

Paul was born in Ilkley in 1943 is survived by his wife and best friend Lisa and his beloved daughter Sophie.

It was through Annings Camera shop that Paul became so well known and it continues to thrive under the ownership of David Witt who started working with Paul nearly 40 yrs ago. He said: “Customers appreciated and trusted Paul’s integrity and the business built up a great rapport with all his clients many of whom still support the shop today. I took over the business six years ago but Paul stayed on working in the shop and fully retired early this March. Paul’s passing will leave a great void at the camera shop, and the town in general but the business will continue and his name will always be above the door.”