Headstone and plaque for Sir Jim

Roger Foster, left, Sir Jimmy Savile's nephew, with James Corrigan and Malcom Stephenson, family friends, and other friends of Sir Jim's, Bhanu Kapur, Michael Johnson, Ronald Matthews and Janet Humble, at the unveiling of the Scarborough Civic Society's plaque, on Wessex Court flats, on the Esplanade, Sir Jimmy's seaside home. The golden plaque is thought to the the first, and only, gold coloured heritage plaque in the country.
Roger Foster, left, Sir Jimmy Savile's nephew, with James Corrigan and Malcom Stephenson, family friends, and other friends of Sir Jim's, Bhanu Kapur, Michael Johnson, Ronald Matthews and Janet Humble, at the unveiling of the Scarborough Civic Society's plaque, on Wessex Court flats, on the Esplanade, Sir Jimmy's seaside home. The golden plaque is thought to the the first, and only, gold coloured heritage plaque in the country.
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A headstone and commemorative plaque to Sir Jimmy Savile were both unveiled in Scarborough today.

Family members and friends assembled at Woodlands Cemetery this morning to see the black granite headstone installed at his final resting place – where he was buried last November.

And the gilt plaque was unveiled by deputy mayor, Cllr Andrew Backhouse, at the place in Wessex Court where Sir Jim had his Scarborough apartment.

His nephew Roger Foster said the headstone was a fitting memorial and thanked undertakers, Wright and Sons Ltd, which had donated the engraved lettering in recognition of all the good work his uncle had carried out during his lifetime.

He added: “I think he’d be highly amused because there are one or two light-hearted little quips. I think he’d be amused at that.”

And, as the rain held off, Mr Foster, told the crowd that his uncle had even fixed the weather.