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Geordie Tuft: Funeral held for BBC Radio Ulster contributor

Three men carry Geordie Tuft's coffin at his funeral Image copyright Pacemaker
Image caption Geordie Tuft's funeral was held in Loughbrickland, a short distance from where he lived

The funeral of the popular BBC Radio Ulster contributor Geordie Tuft has taken place in County Down.

Mr Tuft regularly appeared on the Gerry Anderson Show to offer advice on rural life that typically descended into comedic chatter with the presenter.

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Image caption Mr Tuft's rural wisdom made him a popular figure to many BBC Radio Ulster listeners

He died in a fire at his home outside Loughbrickland earlier this month.

BBC Radio Ulster's Sean Coyle, who co-presented the Gerry Anderson Show, was among those who attended Mr Tuft's funeral.

It took place at Aghaderg Parish Church in Loughbrickland, a short distance from where Mr Tuft lived.

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Image caption One mourner brought a portrait of Mr Tuft to the funeral

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