TOUCHING CEREMONY SEES GERRY IMMORTALISED ON WALLS OF BBC
The memory of much-loved Derry radio presenter Gerry Anderson has been immortalised in the halls of the BBC following his death.
Artist Marina Hamilton became friends with the quick-witted commentator when he needed to learn how to ride a horse.
In one of the many chapters of his colourful life, Gerry needed to get into the saddle for a western documentary.
Marina, who comes from St Johnston, in Co Donegal helped Gerry take the reins and they became firm friends.
Last night Marina presented a stunning drawing of Gerry, who passed away last year, to the BBC.
The portrait will now hang in the building in which the Derry man shared so much fun and comment over the airwaves during his time at Radio Foyle.
The ceremony was attended by the Director of the BBC for Northern Ireland Peter Johnston as well as politicians Martin McGuinness and Gregory Campbell.
Marina told Derry Daily that she was delighted to donate the drawing.
Marina’s husband is Enda McClafferty, a reporter and presenter with BBC Radio Foyle.