The procession began at the exact spot that Brian Calam would have picked up visitors to take them on a tour of York in his horse-drawn carriage.
And in that way, his funeral could not have been a more fitting send-off.
Brian pioneered the horse-drawn carriage rides starting in the 1970s. He must have taken thousands of tours around the city’s sites.
Brian died earlier this month, aged 74.
His own final journey was a poignant goodbye to a man who was fondly remembered by friends and loved ones gathered in Duncombe Place.
“He was a funny character, very likeable,” said one of his friends. “Just a nice fellow.
“This is a good idea – he’d have like it.”
Brian, who also took took many brides to their wedding and transported Lord Mayors of York in their parades, was also a taxi driver.
And a number of taxis joined the procession, which went from the Minster, over the river, past the York Railway Institute, who’s rugby team he played for, and on to York Crematorium.