Jimmy Savile’s Scarborough home

 

The parking outside The Grand Hotel at Scarborough is poor so when I stay there I park the car across the esplanade and walk. 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.

 

It wasn’t up there for long. After Jimmy died the media frothed and foamed a bit about this charity work and unique novelty then the wall-plaque was mounted, also a sign overlooking bay, “Savile’s View”). Soon his perverse interest in children bubbled out and the £4,000 headstone over his grave was removed (through the night by the funeral directors) and the plaque was removed. 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…