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Tributes paid to road victim Edward Farish

Edward Farish Image copyright Cumbria Police
Image caption Edward Farish used to cycle from Carlisle to Sunderland while courting his eventual wife Betty

Tributes have been paid to a great grandfather who died after being hit by a car in Carlisle.

Edward Farish, 92, of Greta Avenue, died on Sunday.

His family, which includes six children and 35 grandchildren and great grandchildren, said he was a keen carpenter and ballroom photographer.

Mr Farish, known as Alan, died in hospital after being struck by a blue BMW 520 on Wigton Road at about 17:15.

In a statement released through Cumbria Police, Mr Farish's family said: "Alan was married to Betty from Sunderland. When they were courting he would regularly cycle to Sunderland to see her.

"The most important thing to Alan was his large family."

Mr Farish worked as a boiler man for Nestle.

He was also a keen photographer and was nicknamed the White Pimpernel because of the white camera bags he used to take with him to ballrooms.

The driver of the car, a 52-year-old man from Carlisle, is helping police with their inquiries.

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