You can still go, call it a sign of respect for the late swordsman whose tales were read with a deep understanding of what he went through. His family should understand that he educated his fellow arrsers who wish to see him off.Brians family appear to have the funeral Service fully organised and didn't want any help from outside, no matter how well intentioned. Fair play to them.
I won't be going to the Service now, it is their day and I binned Facebook years ago anyway.
I will probably go to the British Legion back in Swanage after the Service, open to everybody, to hear the presentation on his life.
Apologies if that seems convoluted I dont always get the big words right