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Dress code

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Cedric's decree that all at his funeral should dress in white was heeded only by the Architectural Association's Mikki Hawkes, in white from head to toe. Norman Willis, former director general of the TUC, was sporting a rather lively tie because, he explained, 'when Cedric saw it he said: 'It looks as though you are finally beginning to get a bit of taste.'' After a series of readings, guests left the ceremony to the strains of: 'I beg your pardon/I never promised you a rose garden/Along with the sunshine/There's gotta be a little rain sometime.'Quite.

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