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Topsy's final wave

Topsy's final wave

1:50pm 11th January 2010

The funeral of a 92 year old woman from Pickering, who was a passionate local floods campaigner, has taken place.

Topsy Clinch is especially remembered for her "room in a river" demonstration in 2008 were she sat on a sofa in Pickering Beck calling for better defences.

Her family have described today as "Topsy's final wave".

Topsy's funeral today was at St Peter and St Paul's Church in Pickering.

She leaves behind her a daughter, 2 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren aged 8 and 6.

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