The closest most of us got to Cilla on Thursday was this. I cannot believe I actually waited at that spot for about 90 minutes. But the weather was lovely, the atmosphere was great and my fellow onlookers were a nice bunch so the time just flew.
That night I headed for the Cavern Club which doesn't appear to have changed much in 50 years.
Next time, the Leeds boy who touched our hearts and whose send off was even bigger than Cilla's !