Some of football's biggest names joined with hundreds of fans to say a final fond farewell to former Watford boss Graham Taylor.

Hundreds of supporters of all ages lined the streets of Taylor's beloved Watford as he was laid to rest.

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Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson and his son Darren, manager of Doncaster Rovers, were among those who arrived at St Mary's Church at 1pm for the service, which was played on big screens to fans outside.

Watford Observer:

Managerial legend Barry Fry was also amnong the congregation along with many current Watford players led by club captain Troy Deeney.

Former Watford stars John Barnes, Kenny Jackett, Tommy Smith, Alec Chamberlain, and Luther Blissett were also there to pay their repsects as well as Sean Dyche who is now manager of Premier League Burnley.

Other former Watford greats present included Malky Mackay, Ross Jenkins, Steve Terry and Steve Sherwood.

Taylor, who died suddenly aged 72 from a suspected heart attack on January 12, made his name at Watford during 10 years in charge from 1977 after cutting his managerial teeth at Lincoln City.

He is regarded as Watford's greatest ever manager, returning for a second spell there in the late 1990s.

Songs by Taylor's favourite singer, Buddy Holly, and his close friend former Watford chairman Elton John played to the crowd as the congregation arrived.

Hundreds of supporters spontaneously started singing We'll Meet Again.

Pictures of the ex-England manager were displayed in the windows of pubs and shops along Watford High Street.

Watford Observer:

Watford skipper Deeney dedicated the club's shock 2-1 victory against Arsenal the previous night to Taylor's memory.

Taylor became England team manager in 1990, qualifying for the European Championship in 1992.

But after going out in the group stages and failing to make the cut for World Cup 94, Taylor resigned and went back to club management.

He made more than 300 appearances as a player for Grimsby Town and Lincoln City, before going on to manage Lincoln, Watford, Wolves and Aston Villa.

Born in Worksop, Notts, his lifelong love of football began watching Scunthorpe United.

Taylor also worked as a BBC pundit, working on televised matches and on BBC Radio 5 Live.