Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Promise fulfilled may ease Northern Ireland man's grief at loss of son

Editor's Viewpoint

It is inspiring how some people go to great lengths to lift the spirits of others and to bring some comfort after a family tragedy.

Billy Rodgers' son John promised on his wedding day that he would restore his father's precious MGA car, but tragically John and his new bride Lynette drowned on honeymoon.

However, Billy's younger daughter Kathryn, with the help of others, transformed the MGA, and actor Jimmy Nesbitt showed it to him for the first time, on tonight's recorded opener of Car SOS.

It was such a fitting tribute to John that his promise to his father had been kept, and so lovingly fulfilled by Kathryn and the others.

Belfast Telegraph

Daily News Headlines Newsletter

Today's news headlines, directly to your inbox.


From Belfast Telegraph