A man with severe learning difficulties has been remembered with a funeral procession involving three large cranes.
Ben Lawton greeted crane drivers every morning and evening for 20 years as they passed through the gates of ABA Crane Hire until his death in October.
The 35-year-old, who had autism and epilepsy, died after he stopped breathing, but the cause of death is still unknown.
On Wednesday, Mr Lawton’s coffin was carried in one of the company’s vans, which was followed by the hearse, the three large cranes and a smaller crane from the Walsall-based company, at the request of his father.
Dozens of people attended the crane fanatic’s funeral at Streetly Crematorium in Walsall.
Members of the crane hire company carried the coffin into the crematorium before the service started.
Anne Baggott, owner of ABA Crane Hire, said: ‘It was such a sad story.
‘The cortege all went according to plan and I think his father was …