I visited Scarborough a few months after Jimmy Savile had died. He was still viewed as a national treasure after decades of tireless charity fund raising. He’s been part of the television landscape all my life; Top Of The Pops on Thursday and Jim’ll Fix It on Saturday early evenings were top viewing.
These photographs show visits from about six months after he’d been buried (and the £4,000 flamboyant headstone had yet to be erected) to 2019. Nowadays you wouldn’t know he’s there. I read the folk of Scarborough wanted his remains taken away but the furore seems to have evaporated.
Visit 1 (June 2012)
He was buried at an angle to have a decent view of the North and South Bays…
The £4,000 headstone that was smashed up and sent to land fill.
Visit 2 (April 2013)
As you can see there’s now no sign of the burial place….
Visit 3 (February 2019)
Note the place is filling up…