A bagpiper paid tribute to the Queen today (September 19) and performed at an East Lancashire pub.

Luke Diamond played the bagpipes at The Traders Arms in Mellor. He played Scotland the Brave shortly after the late Queen’s funeral ended.

Landlady of the Thwaites Brewery pub, Linzi Clark, said around 45 people turned up to see Luke play.

She said: “We felt we needed to do something for our Queen as a local pub.

“We had about 45 turn up which was good considering it was only arranged the day before.

“The locals have been really supportive since we came here in April and thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Luke, from Accrington, is well-known in the area and played the bagpipes for care home residents during lockdown.

The Traders Arms wasn’t the only East Lancashire pub that played tribute to the Queen with dozens throwing their doors open to the public and screening the funeral.

The Crown in Accrington and the Hare and Hounds in Burnley are just some of the venues that asked people to come together and say their final goodbyes to the Queen.

The Queen’s Piper Paul Burns was the monarch’s personal player at the time of her death.

Her lone personal piper, whose time playing the bagpipes outside her window each morning to wake her is at an end, performed the lament Sleep, Dearie, Sleep, at her funeral.