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Jimmy Savile’s grave with the headstone removed. It has been broken up and sent to landfill.

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Quokkagirl
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I remember that interview, sweetpea, and whenever I saw or heard him interviewed I was left with a feeling of disquiet. If what we read is true there are many other people in his circles and in his profession who are culpable by their silence. Not sure about exhuming him – what would that achieve? Even the worst of offenders have the right to be buried surely, but it may be best to move him to an anonymous site for the sake of others who use the cemetery. An uncomfortable situation indeed for those who have to deal with this… Read more »

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It is very peculiar that there seems to have been such widespread and detailed misgivings about such a person, and yet no individual or organisation had the independence of will or means to address the concerns. In 1992, the late and much lamented Dr Anthony Clare published his interview with Jimmy Savile, which was part of the outstanding Radio Four ‘In the Psychiatrist’s Chair’ series. He was plainly made uneasy by this man, and writes: ‘Lynn Barber, in a newspaper interview published just before mine, went so far as to confront him with the rumour that he likes little girls.… Read more »

Lyra
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Lyra

If memory serves, The Oldie magazine published a damning article in February about Savile. I was surprised to then hear no more about it until recently.

Phoebe Hoare
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Phoebe Hoare

I think he will be proven guilty, not that that will affect him very much but will bring some relief to his victims. ‘It was good while it lasted’…couldn’t be more ironic!

Andrew Hickson
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Difficult. Yes credit to the family, but what happened to ‘innocent until proven guilty’? Perhaps in this case that will be impossible. Makes you think though doesn’t it?

Phoebe Hoare
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Phoebe Hoare

Agreed Andrew, and perhaps the threat of graffiti and vandalism also played a part in making a rapid decision.

andrew plume
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andrew plume

thx Phoebe

and from what I’ve read (and even in the ‘red tops’), his family are very concerned of the likely impact on relatives of other burials there, which is also credit to them

there is also a suggestion that JS may be exhumed, and if that’s the case, cremation seems to me to be the most appropriate option as there is bound to be an ongoing concern (and also one for the ‘ghouls’ too) if he is buried somewhere else (and you can bet that it that was to be the case then ‘the red tops’ would sniff it out)

andrew

Bryan
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I believe there was a spelling mistake!

andrew plume
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andrew plume

yes, that’s what I heard too

anyhow, credit is due (in my book) to his family for the rapid decision taken for the memorial to be removed

andrew

andrew plume
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andrew plume

well it certainly looks as though his estate is taking a fair hit on the costs for all of this, say £30K plus

there was the Batesville gold casket, the new double grave, the £4K for the now no longer required masonry, the literal concrete overcoat following interment and that’s before Joseph A Hey’s own costs

andrew