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Special arrival at funeral of creator of Thunderbirds

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A replica of Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce has arrived at the service. Credit: ITV Meridian

The funeral is taking place today of Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson.

Mourners have gathered in Caversham to pay tribute to Mr Anderson who died at the age of 83-year-old last month.

A replica of Lady Penelope's pink Rolls Royce has arrived at the service.

Fundraising page set-up in memory of Gerry Anderson

A JustGiving fundraising page has been set up to remember Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson and support Alzheimer's Society.

A JustGiving page has been set-up to remember Gerry Anderson, who suffered with Alzheimers.
A JustGiving page has been set-up to remember Gerry Anderson, who suffered with Alzheimers. Credit: JustGiving

Anderson, 83, died on Wednesday after suffering from dementia. You can read the tributes to him here.

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Anderson 'fundamentally changed loads of people's lives'

"People can always sing the (Thunderbirds) theme tune or start walking around like puppets," the chairman of the Gerry Anderson appreciation society Fanderson has said, discussing the impact of his idol's most celebrated work.

Nick Williams told ITV News that Anderson's celebrated shows had a huge influence on both the TV industry and his widespread audience, even inspiring several generations of aerospace engineers.

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