THE deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, David Pearson, has laid a wreath in Keighley – Sir Tom’s birthplace – on behalf of the Queen.

The wreath featured 200 white roses around a picture of the late record-breaking fundraiser.

Wreaths of poppies were also laid by local MP Robbie Moore and the town’s mayor and mayoress, Peter Corkindale and Clare Abberton.

Sir Tom, whose funeral is taking place today, was made an honorary freeman of Keighley last summer when he said “it really is great to be back” as he watched a plaque unveiled in his honour.