The funeral of a much-loved teacher Jane 'Beck' Barrett who died, aged 60 on July 28, will take place on Friday, August 23 with a classic car rally from Minchinhampton.

The art and English teacher, from Amberley, was a popular and much-loved mentor who was dedicated to her pupils and inspired hundreds of children throughout her career.

The primary school teacher began her career at Sandford School in Severn Springs, Cheltenham, she then taught at special needs school, Alderman Knight, in Tewkesbury.

She then became headmistress at Field Court Junior in Quedgeley before she took up a position with Gloucestershire County Council as an advisory teacher.

Latterly, she took up a position at Hopelands Preparatory School in Stonehouse where she lived for some 30 years before moving to Amberley in 2014.

Long-time friend Graham Millard said, "Jane was such a lovely lady. True to her job, she was always helping others."

"Her dying wish was for donations to be raised in her name towards the purchase of vital oncology equipment at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital."

"She wanted some greater good to come out of her untimely passing."

Jane, who was a great car enthusiast, will be honoured by a classic car procession that will take her to her final resting place at Woodlands Memorial at Alveston.

The rally will meet at 10.15am at The Old Lodge, Cirencester Road, Minchinhampton before it travels to the natural burial site at Alveston where Jane wished to be laid to rest.

Graham adds, "Jane didn't want a hearse. She requested a classic car procession, telling her friends, 'I don't want to go slowly mind.'"

The funeral procession of Jane 'Beck' Barrett will meet at Minchinhampton's Old Lodge before travelling to Woodlands Memorial at Alveston where she will be laid to rest at 12pm.