The mum of three-year-old Albie Speakman has asked those moved by his death or wishing to pay respects to line the streets and ahead of his funeral.

Albie died on Saturday, July 16, after being hit by an agricultural vehicle at his father's farm, an inquest opening heard on Tuesday.

In a Facebook post, Albie's mum Leah Bridge has welcomed all to join them in paying tribute to and celebrating the life of her ‘little sunshine boy’.

The funeral will take place at Radcliffe Crematorium on Tuesday, August 9 at 2.30pm.

A horse-drawn carriage will carry Albie from the bottom of Ainsworth Road at 1.45pm and well-wishers and mourners have been asked to line the streets for Albies ‘final celebration’.

Those looking to pay their final respects have been asked to wear something of colour and the wake will be held at The Garsdale Pub, Bury.

Following his death, a Justgiving crowdfunding page to help pay for Albie's funeral has totalled £9,384, far surpassing the original £2,000 target.  

After his death, Albie’s mother Leah described her son as her “little sunshine boy”.

She said: “Albie was an incredibly loving, affectionate and caring boy who just wanted everyone to be happy.

“He was so sensitive and wanted everyone to be OK, especially the people that he loved.

“He loved to play, whether it be with his family or friends at nursery. He would always look for little round things wherever he went – stones, polystyrene balls, bouncy balls, beads – I’m not sure why but he just loved anything round, he would just hold on to them.

“His favourite memories are at Cleethorpes beach, with his bucket and spade and his ball. His happiest days were on that beach.

"We were so free and didn’t have any cares in the world. It was just me and Albie and nothing else mattered.

“Whenever I’d ask him what he wanted to do, he’d want to go on holiday to the beach again. That’s how I know he was truly happy there.

“We all love Albie so much more than we can ever put into words, especially his Nan and his ‘Nanny-Nanny’ as he would always call her.

“I will miss absolutely everything about Albie – his voice, his smile, the smell of his skin and the feel of his little hands on my face when he would say, ‘I love you, mummy girl.'"