HUNDREDS of people attended the funeral of a woman from Ulverston, who had a unique Royal connection.

Linda Wall was responsible for running a company that produced walking sticks used by the late Queen Elizabeth and King Charles.

Linda, often known as Lil, and her husband Dennis founded a business called Walls Traditional Walking Sticks.

Over 20 years ago, the couple turned their hobby into a full time business, producing hundreds of bespoke sticks.

Linda sadly passed away in January aged 63 and her funeral was held on Wednesday February 7 at Barrow's Trevelyan Chapel in Dalkeith Street.

Her husband Dennis said: “It was lovely to see so many friends at the funeral. It's been a very sad time, but I do cherish many happy memories of living and working alongside Lil crafting sticks and of travelling to country shows.

“Our work has taken us all over the country and I've had cards of condolence sent from across the UK.”

Having initially made walking sticks for the then Prince Charles and Camilla, the Walls were approached by the British Army to make one for Queen Elizabeth for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It was presented to Her Majesty as a gift from the Army.

Dennis said: “It really was an honour for us to see Her Majesty at the Jubilee using the stick we'd made at our home in Ulverston.”