A retried JCB worker was transported to his funeral in the bucket of a digger.

''They all knew him as Billy the JCB driver.''

Billy Jones, 83, drove the vehicles for 40 years but before he died he asked to make his final journey to his funeral at Coychurch Crematorium in Bridgend in Wales in one of the trucks.

Trudi-Ann, Billy's daughter said: ''He loved his work - everyone waved at him in the cab of his JCB.

''They all knew him as Billy the JCB driver.''