DCSIMG

How Sir Jim’s wish ‘to see the sea’ will be granted

Sir Jim left instructions in his will that he wanted to be buried at a 45 degree angle so he could see the sea. Those arranging his funeral are ensuring that this will happen.                 Graphic: Adam Meads

Sir Jim left instructions in his will that he wanted to be buried at a 45 degree angle so he could see the sea. Those arranging his funeral are ensuring that this will happen. Graphic: Adam Meads

THIS graphic shows how Sir Jimmy Savile’s wish of being laid to rest at a 45 degree angle “so he could see the sea” will be made a reality.

During tomorrow’s burial at Woodlands Cemetery at 1pm, the gold-coloured casket will be lowered horizontally in the normal way, then will come to rest at an angle.

From the hillside plot, Sir Jim’s view will take in both North and South Bay, along with Esplanade, where he had a flat.

Sir Jim’s family have made it clear that members of the public are welcome to attend the short graveside service at Woodlands.

However, it is expected that large numbers will attend and people are being asked to park elsewhere and walk up to the cemetery.

Police and the funeral directors are advising that the best place for people to pay their respects will be as the cortege passes along Scarborough seafront.

The procession will start at Esplanade and pause on Foreshore Road at the foot of the Grand Hotel at noon. The cortege will be led at walking pace as far as Luna Park, then will proceed around Marine Drive and to Woodlands.

 

Comments

 
 

Back to the top of the page