Final farewell to antiques legend David Barby to be bid at service

A SERVICE of thanksgiving will be held to celebrate the life of Warwickshire antiques legend and former Leamington Art Gallery supporter David Barby.

The thanksgiving service in celebration of the life of David, who was president of the Friends of Leamington Art Gallery for ten years, will take place on Sunday at 2.30pm at St Andrew’s Church in Rugby.

All are welcome at the service, although there will be sections of reserved seats for invited guests.

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The flamboyant television presenter and renowned antiques expert died suddenly at the end of July, aged 69.

David, who lived with wife Janet in Hillmorton, was most famous for his frequent appearances on BBC shows including Bargain Hunt, Flog It! and Antiques Road Trip.

Tributes to David, who carried out charity work for the League of Friends at Leamington Rehabilitation Hospital, have flooded in over the last few weeks from all that knew and loved him across the town, where he was born and raised.

Celebrity friends have also paid their respects.

A private family burial service was held in Hillmorton for David on August 16.