VIDEO: One minute silence held in Hanham to remember Ross and Clare Simons, who died in tandem crash
IT was a poignant moment when families and friends were united in grief and a community stood in respectful silence.
And as the clocks turned to 12 noon every car and lorry in Hanham High Street came to a standstill.
Traders and customers emerged from shops to join the tribute.
And for a full minute in the winter sun they reflected on the loss of Ross and Clare Simons, who were killed last Sunday after their tandem bike was hit by a car.
Understandably as waves of emotion broke over them tears were openly shed.
VIDEO: family and friends gather to watch the coffins of Ross and Clare as they were driven past
VIDEO: Rev Peter Cook, vicar of Hanham Baptist Church, said the hearse driving by was hugely traumatic in some ways, but healing in others.
VIDEO: Matt Woodruff, a family friend of the couple said the turn out was incredibly touching.