Video: Love Me Tender - a Teddy farewell to Wolf

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HUNDREDS of Teddy Boys decked out in their colourful drape jackets and crepe-soled shoes came together in Leeds today to give a fitting send-off to a popular local character.

The funeral for Teddy Boy Paul Exley, 61 - known to most as Wolf - took place at Lawnswood Crematorium before a wake at the Anglers WMC in Harehills.

Friends of Paul 'Wolf' Exley, dreesed in full drapes, carry his coffin into Lawnswood Crematorium

Friends of Paul 'Wolf' Exley, dreesed in full drapes, carry his coffin into Lawnswood Crematorium

Before he died, after a long illness, he requested guests at his funeral wear bright colours - and they duly obliged.

Close friend Nick Kovrlija was one of the four pallbearers who all wore light blue drape jackets, which was Wolf’s signature look.

Nick, 65, who has been a Teddy Boy since 1967, said: “We’ll miss him a hell of a lot. He was a great lad. He was just a wild character who was loved by everyone.”

Paul Exley

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