Redundant workers and protesters have staged a mock wake outside the Birmingham factory where HP sauce production ended last week.
Nearly 50 "mourners" filed past a coffin outside the gates of the plant in Aston, placing empty HP bottles inside while a piper in full Highland garb played a lament.
The final bottle of HP to be made in the UK rolled off the production lines last Friday, marking the end of 108 years of sauce-making at the site. The factory has now closed its gates for the last time.
Parent company Heinz has moved production to the Netherlands, with the loss of 120 jobs.
Zeff Qurresshi, a senior shop steward for the Transport and General Workers Union who worked at the Aston plant for 30 years, said: "It feels like a family member has passed away. I’ve never had a cross word with anyone - it’s always been a pleasure to come to work."
Mr Qurresshi, 53, was close to tears as he laid his empty sauce bottle in the coffin, and angry at the departure of an icon.
He said: "It’s the death of HP - it’s a British institution, and it’s going to be made in Holland and re-imported back to the UK. It’s a scandal.
"They have taken something that’s very dear to the British public to another country."