Jimmy Savile’s Scarborough home

 

I often stay at The Grand Hotel at Scarborough but the parking outside is so poor I park across the esplanade and walk to the hotel. I pass Wessex Court where Jimmy Savile had a flat overlooking the south bay and, for some reason, I can’t stop my eye darting to the holes on the wall where the wall plaque had once been.

 

After Jimmy died the media frothed about this charity work and a wall plaque was mounted on Wessex Court – also a street sign was erected a few metres away called “Savile’s View”. Both were soon taken down. Jimmy’s catalogue of sex crimes emerged and all references to him were removed. Even the 4,000 headstone on his grave was smashed up and removed (through the night by the funeral directors.) As I’m weird I always twist my neck and look at the small holes left in the wall when I pass the building.

 

 

 

 

 

Not a bad view from the balcony…

 

 

Stills from Louis Theroux’s documentary about meeting Jimmy Saville…

 

 

 

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