A MAN who delighted hundreds of Huddersfield children with donkey and pony rides has died.
Albert Addy, 83, of Bradley Road, Bradley, was a regular at church fetes and galas in the Bradley and Deighton area for years.
He had built his own pony cart and used his donkeys and ponies to give rides to youngsters.
The donkeys were kept on Mr Addy's allotments at Bradley and his love of gardening had earned him a number of prizes.
They included one from Kirklees Council for best garden.
Mr Addy, who was known as Alf, was born in Huddersfield and was a driver for Johnson's Quarries and Wimpenny's builders.
He later spent many years as a pump operator at the old water board premises at Heaton Lodge.
He served in the RAF during the Second World War, helping with the logistics operation in several countries.
Mr Addy was a keen boxing fan and was a regular at bouts in Huddersfield.
He leaves a widow, Ivy, three sons, a daughter and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at Bradley Methodist Church and Huddersfield Crematorium.
The cortege included a horse-drawn hearse.